Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what is going on in Brazil. This week’s number is:
10 times more young coronavirus victims
The agricultural city of Araraquara, in the state of São Paulo, became one of Brazil’s major coronavirus hotbeds this year. Due to a massive surge of infections and deaths, local authorities imposed a 60-hour lockdown, during which time no-one is allowed on the street without proper justification. Meanwhile, the Army conducted an operation to sanitize the city’s public spaces.
According to Araraquara Mayor Edinho Silva, the...