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Table 2 Proportion of municipalities affected by COVID-19, according to population size, Municipal Human Development Index, and Social Vulnerability Index. Brazil, 2020

From: Human development, social vulnerability and COVID-19 in Brazil: a study of the social determinants of health

Population size No. of municipalities No. of municipalities with confirmed cases % of municipalities with confirmed cases
≤ 10 000 inhabitants 2452 482 19.7
10 001 to 20 000 1344 580 43.2
20 001 to 50 000 1101 783 71.1
50 001 to 100 000 349 328 94.0
>  100 000 324 323 99.7
MHDI1
 Very low (0–0.499) 32 18 56.2
 Low (0.500–0.599) 1367 588 43.0
 Medium (0.600–0.699) 2233 830 37.2
 High (0.700–0.799) 1889 1016 53.8
 Very high (0.800–1) 44 44 100.0
SVI2
 Very low (0–0.200) 627 350 55.8
 Low (0.200–0.300) 1699 703 41.4
 Medium (0.300–0.400) 1258 485 38.5
 High (0.400–0.500) 1178 534 45.3
 Very high (0.500–1) 803 424 52.8
  1. aData from May 6, 2020. 1MHDI: Municipal Human Development Index, 2SVI: Social Vulnerability Index. The difference observed in the number of municipalities according to population size (5570) differs from the number of municipalities according to strata of MHDI and SVI (5565). This is due to the date of creation of new municipalities, after 2010