July 22, 2024

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Brazil Draws Scrutiny for Changes to Coronavirus Data Reporting

SÃO PAULO—The Brazilian govt is revamping how it calculates and releases data on coronavirus infections and deaths, sparking criticism that President Jair Bolsonaro is striving to disguise the accurate extent of a pandemic that has killed a lot more than 35,000 people today.

In the latest times, the administration of Mr. Bolsonaro, who routinely plays down the severity of the illness induced by the new coronavirus, stopped publishing a tally of full deaths and infections, reporting only the day’s toll for scenarios and deaths. The administration…