PANDEMIC IN SLUMS OF RIO DE JANEIRO
Living hard social isolation time, how are the residents of favelas and communities in Rio de Janeiro city? As of today, May 29th of 2020, we will publish a videos series bringing their stories, outbursts and hopes. The current estimate is that 26% of Rio capital’s inhabitants do not have safely managed sanitation. They live in regions without access to running water and sewage, paved streets nor an official electricity system. Among these 1,781,090 people, at least 150,000, or 8.8%, “may soon be infected by Covid-19”, according to an estimate by SOS Favelas – Solidarity Network against the coronavirus of Viva Rio, a non-government organization with a goal to create and develop projects for low income populations.
Applying data from the research done between 9 and 16 May 2020, SOS Favela has considered the historical average of 3.6 people per household, assuming the probable contagion in all family members.
Today, 40,700 families have at least 1 resident with positive diagnostic, end to end in Rio de Janeiro.