In Brazil, social media debate on quarantine fall 21% amid peak of deaths by COVID-19Daoura

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The rise in the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Brazil was last week’s main news, even with the record of daily deaths registered on 06/06/2020 (1.473 in 24 hours).

That rise, in the meantime, didn’t stop states and municipalities from increasing the flexibility of social isolation and quarantine rules made to contain the virus propagation in the country, as it changed people’s perception about the importance of the sanitary measures in virtual debates about the subject.

The Daoura Insights platform detected that the manifestations and interactions on social media and news about the quarantine and related topics (such as social distancing and isolation) registered a drop of 21% over the second fortnight of May in connection to the first 15 days of the month, meanwhile the number of deaths from the sickness increased on a 81% during that same period.

The trend for the next few days, as calculated by the platform, points to a drop in the number of manifestations about the quarantine, while the expectation of the daily number of deaths increases.

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