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Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the COVID-19 epidemic in Brazil

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The first case of COVID-19 was detected in Brazil on 25 February 2020. We report and contextualize epidemiological, demographic and clinical findings for COVID-19 cases during the first 3 months of the epidemic. By 31 May 2020, 514,200 COVID-19 cases, including 29,314 deaths, had been reported in 75.3% (4,196 of 5,570) of municipalities across all five administrative regions of Brazil. The R0 value for Brazil was estimated at 3.1 (95% Bayesian credible interval = 2.4–5.5), with a higher media...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41562-020-0928-4

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0000-0002-0025-8293
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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0000-0002-5080-3130
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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0000-0002-1459-2858
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Nature Research Publisher's website
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Nature Human Behaviour Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
2020
Pages:
856-865
Publication date:
2020-07-31
Acceptance date:
2020-07-15
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EISSN:
2397-3374
ISSN:
2397-3374
Pmid:
32737472

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