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 cases and deaths, emergency salary, infections could be underreported, ventilators from China, Brazilians in a scam in Ireland, researchers in a Covid-19 study program, May as the peak month of infections, the president’s barbecue in the middle of the pandemic, and more.
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145,328 confirmed infections, 9,897 deaths
According to the Health Ministry’s latest...