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 milestone, football is back — despite the pandemic, the impact of the crisis on small businesses, Bolsonaro’s popularity, the government’s optimistic predictions for the economy in 2020, and new deforestation records.
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2 million coronavirus cases
Brazil has reached the mark of 2 million Covid-19 cases, before the outbreak has even reached its peak, say experts. Only the U.S. has higher numbers of deaths and infections — but Latin America’s biggest nation is doing its best to catch up. Cases have risen in 16 of 27 states — and only in the northern state of Amapá have they decreased.
USD 2 billion for vaccines