3 Out of 5 Cities Have Covid-19 Cases, and Virus Reach More than 600 Municipalities in 10 Days

In 12 states, coronavirus records are found in more than 80% of cities

São Paulo

Three out of five Brazilian cities have reported Covid-19 cases, and almost one out of four has already recorded at least one death from the disease, according to the Ministry of Health.

The numbers show that the virus has been gaining territory in an accelerated way. Between April and May, on average, the disease spread to about 630 new cities every ten days.

On Tuesday (19), at least 3,398 of the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities had citizens with Covid-19.

In absolute numbers, São Paulo still leads in the number of registrations ( Foto: Lalo de Almeida/ Folhapress ) - Lalo de Almeida

Currently, Brazil is the third in the world in number of infected, behind the United States and Russia. There are more than 310 thousand records, but there are problems with underreporting and lack of tests. Studies estimate that the actual number of cases can be more than ten times higher.

The report counted the disease data until Tuesday.

Among states, 12 have cases in more than 80% of cities. In 7, there are deaths in more than half of the municipalities.

The country's largest in territory, the North is the region with the highest percentage of municipalities with infected citizens: the disease reached 78% of them. It is also where the highest incidence of cases and deaths is registered.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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