Numbers of the week: Mar. 14, 2020

Coronavirus infections, a turbulent week for markets, Brazil’s economic response to the outbreak

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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. This week’s topics: confirmed coronavirus infections—including patients close to the president, a turbulent week for Brazilian markets, Brazil’s economic response to the outbreak.

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162 confirmed coronavirus infections 

According to the latest update by Brazil’s Health Ministry, the country has confirmed 162 Covid-19 infections. The largest country in Latin America is also the one with most cases, by far. Another 1,485...

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