Brazil likely has 12 times more cases of new coronavirus than are being officially reported by the government, with too little testing and long waits to confirm the results, according to a study released on Monday. Researchers at a consortium of Brazilian universities and institutes examined the ratio of cases resulting in deaths through April 10, considering cases ending in recovery or death while excluding patients still fighting the virus. They then compared that ratio with the expected death rates based on age of patients from the World Health Organizations. The much higher-than-expected death rate in Brazil based on the official figures indicates that there are many more cases of the virus than are being counted, with the study estimating only 8% of cases are being reported. The government has focused on testing serious cases rather than all suspected cases, according to the consortium, known as […]