This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. A selection of numbers that help explain what is going on in Brazil. On this Leap Day: Coronavirus reaches Brazil and sends havoc through financial markets. Deaths in car accidents decrease during Carnival. A vessel loaded with iron ore sinking along the Brazilian coast. Bolsonaro’s social media success. And more.
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1 confirmed coronavirus infection
A 61-year-old man tested positive for Covid-19 in São Paulo, making Brazil the only Latin American country with a...