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: a coronavirus landmark, fewer new businesses in Brazil, Amazon deforestation becomes bad business, Brazil’s former Education Minister not-so-impressive support, a new coronavirus credit line, 70 years of the Maracanã Stadium — and the strength of a football brand.
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1 million coronavirus cases
Dubbed a “little flu” by President Jair Bolsonaro, Covid-19 has already officially