Covid-19 infections accounted for one in every ten work-related accidents registered in Brazil during Q3 2020, according to the National Social Security Institute (INSS). The disease forced 10,800 workers to go on leave between July and September — 246 percent more than the previous quarter.
The worst-affected professionals were, naturally, health workers (6,200). People employed in meat processing factories outside of major urban centers followed in second (2,800).
Seventy-three percent of health workers who filed for leave were women, as they make up over 80 percent of Brazil’s nurses, nursing assistants, and nursing technicians.
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