Report on the coronavirus (Covid-19) – Federal District

The Federal District Health Secretariat, through the Center for Strategic Information in Health Surveillance (Gecamp / Cievs), has been monitoring the global and national epidemiological situation regarding Covid-19 on a daily basis. On February 28, COE-Covid-19-DF was activated, which is an operational structure for managing the global epidemic in the Federal District. One of the functions of COE-Covid-19-DF is the daily monitoring of suspected cases detected in the DF and the adoption of the indicated measures.

The first confirmed case of Covid-19 in the Federal District was on March 3. According to this monitoring, the current situation in the Federal District is as follows:

Number of cases reported for Covid-19:

Notified Cases:

Confirmed: 34

Discarded: 94

Under investigation: 191

Total: 394

5 cases with local transmission.

In the world scenario, there has been an increase in the number of cases, totaling 152,428 cases since the beginning of the epidemic until 03/15/2020. While in China, which accounts for more than 50% of cases, there is a reduction in the number of new cases of the disease, in other countries there has been an increase.

The Ministry of Health started to use as a basis for the definition of suspected traveling cases from all countries ( On February 25, the first case of Covid-19 in the country, of a patient from Italy, was confirmed.

The Health Department of the Federal District emphasizes the measures contained in the Contingency Plan for the Coronavirus Disease Epidemic 2019 (Covid-19) in the Federal District. Suspected cases of Covid-19 should be reported on the RedCap platform, accessed at this address.

We inform that since Friday, March 13th, the Ministry of Health’s database and notification system of Formsus2 (RedCAP) is unstable, which causes divergence with the DF data.


– Local Transmission – when the contamination is caused by a person who came into contact with a positive traveler

– Community transmission – when it is not possible to define how the transmission was made.

With the information of Agencia Brasilia, translated by journalist Fabiana Ceyhan


Fabiana Ceyhan

Jornalista por formação, Professora de Inglês (TEFL, Teaching English as a Foreigner Language). Estudou Media Studies na Goldsmiths University Of London e tem vasta experiência como Jornalista da área internacional, tradutora e professora de Inglês. Poliglota, já acompanhou a visita de vários presidentes estrangeiros ao Brasil. Morou e trabalhou 15 anos fora do país.