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: Covid-19 — confirmed cases and deaths, GDP drop to set a new record, workers at risk, President Bolsonaro burned out, emergency salary requests, companies forcing workers to ignore symptoms, Congress’ spending cuts, and more.
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19,638 cases, 1,056 deaths
The latest Covid-19 update released by the Brazilian Health Ministry on Friday evening shows that infections jumped...