2020
DOI: 10.5123/s1679-49742020000400010
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Abstract: Objective: to describe the evolution of COVID-19 in Brazil up until epidemiological week 20 of 2020. Methods: this is an ecological study based on data and official documents from the Brazilian Ministry of Health and international organizations; comparisons were made between Brazil and other countries and incidence and mortality rates were calculated. Results: by the end of epidemiological week 20, 233,142 cases, and 15,633 deaths had been confirmed for Brazil as a whole and 3,240 (58.2%) of the country's muni…

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