An overview of 30 days of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state of Ceará

Keywords: Coronavirus Infections; Betacoronavirus; Pandemics; Ecological Studies.

Abstract

Objective: to analyze the evolution of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the 30 first days of transmission in the state of Ceará. Methods: ecological study of a temporal series. Measures of position and dispersion were calculated, as well as the coefficient of incidence for the first 30 days. The evolution of the number of cases was compared to the trend of advance of the disease. Results: in the 30th day there were 1,800 confirmed cases, peaking in the 23rd day. This study assumes that the measures implemented in the state started to influence the evolution of the disease in the 26th day after the first confirmed case. The incidence coefficient increased 146.5% between the 21st and the 30th days. Conclusion: the mean number of new cases consistently increased in the period analyzed, suggesting that the epidemic has not yet been controlled in the state, but is decelerating.

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Published
2020-06-18
Section
Special COVID-19