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Epidemiology description of COVID-19 in Brazil: a cross-sectional analysis

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Abstract

After the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak, in China, many cases were detected worldwide in several countries. The SARS-CoV-2 has a high transmissibility and, an acceleration of the case detections among weeks 9 to 11, were notified. The objectives were evaluating the incidence rate, the epidemiological comorbidities and mortality due to SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Brazil. Methods: a cross-sectional study based on secondary data, extracted from Epidemiological Bulletins (EB) of Brazil Ministry of Health, among weeks 01 to 46 were analyzed. The consult was done until 11 November 2020. Results: Were confirmed a total of 5,599,951 COVID-19 cases. The highest record in the number of new cases (319,653) and new deaths (7,677 deaths), occurred on Epidemiologic Week 31. In total, 841,547 people were hospitalized with SARS, of which 54.1% were due to COVID-19. The ages ranged from

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