In recent days, some government officials rejoiced at the fact that the country had posted low numbers for new infections and deaths. But, as we at The Brazilian Report have flagged countless times, that was more linked to the limited capacity for data collection on Saturdays and Sundays — and we have just come back from a three-day weekend — than the taming of the Covid-19 spread. On Tuesday, the country recorded the worst number of new infections (9,493) and deaths (633) to date.
Only the U.S. and Russia posted more daily infections than Brazil. Some experts have warned that Latin America’s largest country could become the world’s new coronavirus epicenter.