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RSS FeedsBrazil coronavirus: medics fear official tally ignores `a mountain of deaths´
(The Guardian Brazil)

 
 

4 april 2020 17:45:02

 
Brazil coronavirus: medics fear official tally ignores `a mountain of deaths´
(The Guardian Brazil)
 


Lack of testing and failure to report on cases means scale of outbreak could be far greater than thought, doctors warnCoronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil is bracing for a surge in coronavirus cases as doctors and researchers warn that underreporting and a lack of testing mean nobody knows the real scale of Covid-19´s spread.`What´s happening is enormous underreporting,` said Isabella Rêllo, a doctor working in emergency and intensive care in Rio de Janeiro hospitals, in a widely shared Facebook post challenging official numbers. `There are MANY more,` she wrote.The number of critically ill patients I see, and that people I know tell me about, does not match the number disclosedIf diagnosis does not improve, there will be a lot of underreporting in the favelas of Rio. This is extremely worrying Related: Brazil`s super-rich and the exclusive club at the heart of a coronavirus hotspot Continue reading...


 
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