Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics and total deaths in six selected Brazilian capital cities during epidemiological weeks 12–22, in 2019 and 2020

CapitalSão PauloRio de JaneiroFortalezaRecifeBelémManaus
RegionSoutheastSoutheastNortheastNortheastNorthNorth
Population, 201912 097 2896 587 5832 639 6521 604 9201 370 6852 180 647
Population, 202012 142 6216 592 2282 651 8001 607 0591 359 9712 216 197
HDI0.8050.7990.7540.7720.7460.737
ICU beds per 100 00028.638.521.960.330.213.3
Physicians per 100 000353329251407234167
Nurses per 100 000192192171268114117
Total deaths, 201918 04613 0554239316520772334
Total deaths rates, 2019149198161197152107
Total deaths, 202023 73818 1157992544046575507
Total deaths rates, 2020195275301339342248
Excess deaths562450513733227125963135
Excess deaths (%)31.1 (28.5 to 33.6)38.7 (35.6 to 41.8)87.7 (80.8 to 94.8)71.7 (64.3 to 79.3)126 (114.6 to 138)132.2 (121.2 to 143.7)
COVID-19 deaths534352773623111913991116
Excess deaths—COVID-19 deaths281−226110115211972019
Excess deaths—COVID-19 deaths (%)1.6 (−0.5 to 3.6)−1.7 (-4.1 to 0.7)2.6 (−1.7 to 7)36.3 (30.2 to 42.7)58.1 (49.6 to 67)85.1 (76 to 94.6)
  • HDI, human development index; ICU, intensive care unit.;