Brazil: share of people self-isolating due to COVID-19 April 2020

On April 7, 2020, among all 27 federal units of Brazil, the Federal District — where the country's capital, Brasília, is located — had the highest social isolation index at 56.5 percent. That means 56.5 percent of people geolocated through their mobile devices in the Federal District were self-isolating during the outbreak of COVID-19 in Brazil. It was followed by Goiás and Pernambuco states with 56.3 and 53 percent respectively. Meanwhile, in the state of Tocantins, less than 41 percent of geolocated individuals were self-isolating. An estimated 47 percent of Brazilian population uses mobile internet.

Social isolation index during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Brazil as of April 2020, by state

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

April 7, 2020

Number of respondents

60 million mobile devices

Supplementary notes

According to the source, which uses geolocation data, the social isolation index "shows the percentage, by state, of the population that is respecting the isolation advice".

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