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COVID-19 in northeast Brazil: first year of the pandemic and uncertainties to come

Overview of attention for article published in Revista de Saúde Pública, June 2021
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Title
COVID-19 in northeast Brazil: first year of the pandemic and uncertainties to come
Published in
Revista de Saúde Pública, June 2021
DOI 10.11606/s1518-8787.2021055003728
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ligia Regina Franco Sansigolo Kerr, Carl Kendall, Rosa Lívia Freitas de Almeida, Maria Yury Ichihara, Estela Maria L Aquino, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar Ximenes, Maria de Fatima Pessoa Militão de Albuquerque, Naomar Almeida-Filho, Rafael Felipe Souza, Sinval Pinto Brandão, Wayner Vieira de Souza, Maurício Lima Barreto

Abstract

To analyze the epidemic of COVID-19 in northeastern Brazil, one of the regions most affected by the virus. The official data for COVID-19, from March 2020 to March 2021 in the states of the Northeast Region (NE), were used. The analysis of capital cities and states for accumulated weekly cases and confirmed deaths was made using the JoinPoint Trend Analysis application. In one year, the Northeast region reported 22.9% of the cases and 21.5% of the deaths in the country due to COVID-19. At the beginning of the pandemic, all states showed a growing number of cases, first in the capitals and then in the interior. Following this wave, decreases are observed in all states and their capitals, but with many still reporting a large number of cases. In the middle of the 2nd semester of 2020 the number of cases begins to increase again simultaneously in states and their capitals-some at explosive speed-especially in late 2020 and early 2021. A similar pattern is observed in deaths, which exceed or approach the peak seen in the first wave. In the first wave, all capitals and northeastern states adopted intense isolation measures. Fortaleza, Recife and Teresina reached the highest isolation index of all capitals, close to 0.60. This index decreases, with a slight growth trend until the end of December. With the exception of Fortaleza and Salvador, the other capitals fell to less than 0.40. The Brazilian NE and the country are in increasingly complicated health, social and economic situations. It is necessary to speed up vaccinations and maintain non-pharmacological measures: face masks, social distancing measures and hygiene care, in addition to policies to protect workers who have lost their incomes and to subsidize small business owners.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 51 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Researcher 3 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 22 43%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 23 45%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 June 2021.
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#7,361,749
of 25,387,668 outputs
Outputs from Revista de Saúde Pública
#224
of 1,139 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#154,084
of 459,697 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista de Saúde Pública
#9
of 22 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,387,668 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 69th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,139 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.7. This one has done well, scoring higher than 78% of its peers.
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