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Volume 27, Number 3—March 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak in a Large Penitentiary Complex, April–June 2020, Brazil

Fernando A. Gouvea-Reis, Patrícia D. Oliveira, Danniely C.S. Silva, Lairton S. Borja, Jadher Percio, Fábio S. Souza, Cássio Peterka, Claudia Feres, Janaína de Oliveira, Giselle Sodré, Wallace dos Santos, and Camile de Moraes
Author affiliations: Ministério da Saúde, Brasília, Brazil (F.A. Gouvea-Reis, P.D. Oliveira, D.C.S. Silva, L.S. Borja, J. Percio, C. de Moraes); Secretaria de Estado de Administração Penitenciária, Brasília (F.S. Souza); Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Distrito Federal, Brasília (C. Peterka, C. Feres, J. de Oliveira, G. Sodré, W. dos Santos)

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Characteristics of coronavirus disease cases within the penitentiary complex, Brasília, Brazil, April–June 2020

Characteristic No. % Total
Age, y
18–29 296 34.5
30–39 245 28.5
40–49 124 14.4
50–59 61 7.1
Asian 93 11.9
White 214 27.3
Indigenous 2 0.3
Mixed race 407 52.0
Headache 140 34.9
Cough 121 30.2
Fever 116 28.9
Ageusia/anosmia 79 19.7
Dyspnea 67 16.7
Myalgia 42 10.5
Sore throat 32 8.0
Nasal congestion 23 5.7
Underlying health conditions
Cardiovascular disease 101 11.8
Diabetes 44 5.1
Pneumopathies 24 2.8
Others‡ 8 0.9

*Data available for 783 cases. 
†Data available for 401 cases. 
‡Includes metabolic disorders, immunosuppression, psychiatric disease, and chronic hepatitis.

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