August 20, 20 - 10:10 am - Reuters

Brazil sees deceleration of Covid-19 contagion for the first time since April

The spread of COVID-19 in Brazil could be about to slow, the Brazilian Health Ministry said on Wednesday, amid reports the transmission rate has fallen below the key level and early signs of a gradual decline in the weekly totals of cases and fatalities.

According to ministry data, Brazil has seen a drop in the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases to 304,684 last week from a peak of 319,653 in the week ending July 25. The weekly death toll has fallen to 6,755 from a peak of 7,677 in the last week of July.

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