Covid Cases Stop Growing in most Big Cities in Brazil

Situation stable in 41% and decelerating in 29% of cities

São Paulo

The number of new cases of Covid-19 has stopped growing in 70% of the 324 Brazilian cities with more than 100 thousand inhabitants. Among the states, 12 have no large municipalities with an accelerated increase in contagion.

The figures are from Folha's Covid-19 acceleration monitor, which checks the state of the pandemic in large cities and states.

Tests of Covid-19. (Foto: Josué Damacena/Fiocruz Imagens) - Josué Damacena/Fiocruz Imagens

In 132 of these municipalities (41%), the situation is stable - the number of new diagnoses is constant, but the volume is still significant. Another 95 (29%) are decelerating, with the number of new cases dropping considerably.

In the remaining 97 cities (30%), Covid-19 is accelerating. That is, the spread of the virus is on the rise, with the growth of new cases. Of the 27 capitals, Palmas, Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, and Campo Grande are in this situation.

A month ago, 72% of cities had accelerated case growth.

The monitor has two more possibilities for classification: initial (beginning of the epidemic, with few cases) and a fifth stage, in which the epidemic is under control, and there are few or no new cases (reduced stage). There are currently no big cities in these phases.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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