Coronavirus (COVID-19) Collection
- As a consequence of the high death toll of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), some countries, such as the USA, have already reported COVID-19 as one of the leading causes of death in 2020 (Ahmad and Anderson, 2021). Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brazil has experienced a rapidly increasing number of cases and deaths (Castro et al., 2021b). In addition, COVID-19 has spread asymmetrically and unequally across social and economic groups, as well as geographic regions, in Brazil, with the most vulnerable populations and the Northeastern and Northern regions being the most affected (Dall'Alba and Rocha, 2021; Rocha et al., 2021).
- The first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Brazil, a country of 212 million inhabitants, was diagnosed on 26 February 2020. As of 2 March 2021, 10.65 million cases have been registered and 257,562 people have died ( https://covid.saude.gov.br/ ). In addition to the profound economic impact of the social isolation measures adopted to face infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection, COVID-19 affected the entire healthcare network. Decreased vaccination coverage and the emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) have been reported, particularly in poor and developing countries (Adamu et al., 2020; McDonald et al., 2020; Zhong et al., 2021).
- Introduction: Brazil was the first South American country to report a confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), on February 26, 2020, in São Paulo state . Since then, the country has presented a complex epidemiological scenario, with marked regional differences. Here, we aimed to analyze the trends of COVID-19 in Brazil in 2020 by Federal Units (FU).