As of November 24th local time, Brazil’s National Council of Health Secretaries announced 31,100 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a single day nationwide, with a total of 6118,708 confirmed cases, 630 new deaths and a total of 170,115 deaths.
According to a study released by Imperial College of Technology on the same day, the number of basic infections of COVID-19 in Brazil (R0) has reached its highest level since May at 1.3, indicating that the virus has a strong momentum of transmission and a worsening trend.
Previously, the basic number of COVID-19 infections in Brazil had been below 1 for five consecutive weeks, reaching the lowest value of 0.68 since the data began on August 11. In the actual epidemic prevention process, whether the epidemic can be controlled depends on whether the basic infection number can continue to be less than 1.
However, experts warn that the recent epidemic data update is lagging behind or affecting the accuracy of the data statistics.
On the 23rd local time, in the more severe state of São Paulo, according to data released by research teams from two universities in the state, the basic number of COVID-19 infections in the state has reached 1.64.
The number of patients admitted to COVID-19 increased by 17 percent year-over-year from November 15 to 21, and the number of patients admitted to the state increased by 18 percent year-on-year from November 8 to 14.
Brazilian experts said that the country has ushered in a second wave of COVID-19.