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: Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll, the new BRL 200 bill, anti-fascist movements under investigation, Brazil’s lack of transparency, over 1 million jobs slashed, Covid-19 takes over the President’s inner circle, unused coronavirus tests, the growth of credit lending, and coronavirus outbreaks among troops.
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2.6 million cases, 92,475 deaths
Marching on to 100,000 Covid-19 deaths, Brazil ended this week with a total of 92,475 deaths and 2.6 million confirmed cases. In President Jair Bolsonaro’s office, it was business as usual. This week, the president mocked a Chinese vaccine being tested in São Paulo and twice greeted crowds of supporters without wearing a mask.
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