After more than seven months of the novel coronavirus pandemic with 4.8 million registered cases and almost 144 thousand deaths, Brazil is finally seeing a deceleration of new cases for the first time.
São Paulo, the largest state in Brazi, also entered a slowdown in new cases for the first time on September 3, thereby helping Brazil's numbers.
Being in this new stage means that the number of new cases has dropped considerably over time. Brazil has been stable with new cases since August 20.
The previous level, more serious, showed that the country had many people being infected, but the number of new cases was constant.
The monitoring model used by Folha is based on the evolution of cases in each location and has a period of 30 days as its parameter, with more weight for the most recent period.
At the pandemic's peak in July, the country recorded more than 46,000 new cases daily. Now, it's 26,500.
The permanence in the decelerated stage is not yet guaranteed for the next few days, as the country's numbers are on the threshold between this level and the previous one, the stable one.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon