Data released on Tuesday by Imperial College in London show that the transmission rate for COVID-19 in Brazil has risen to 1.3 and is the highest since May, reported O Estado de São Paulo. The index calculates how many people an infected patient can transmit the virus to.
It went from 1.10 on November 16 to 1.30 in the balance sheet released on Tuesday. Experts heard by O Estado de São Paulo avoid the expression “second wave” of contamination simply because Brazil has not yet managed to control the first one. The current increase would be just a rebound, a worsening of the data from the first wave.