Via the Brazilian Ministry of Health: Ministério da Saúde confirma 1.709 casos de microcefalia.[Ministry of Health confirms 1,709 microcephaly cases] Edited excerpt from the Google translation:
A new bulletin from the Ministry of Health, released on Wednesday (20), points out that, as of July 16, 1,709 cases of microcephaly and other nervous system disorders, suggestive of congenital infection, have been reported. Another 3,182 suspected cases remain under investigation by the Ministry of Health and the states across the country.
Since the beginning of the investigation, in October last year, 8,571 cases were reported to the Ministry of Health. Of these, 3,680 were discarded after testing normal, or because they have microcephaly or malformations confirmed as stemming from noninfectious causes.
Of the total confirmed cases (1,709), 267 were confirmed by specific laboratory criteria for Zika virus. The Ministry of Health, however, points out that this figure does not represent adequately the total number of cases related to the virus. The ministry considers that Zika infected most of the mothers who had babies with a final diagnosis of microcephaly. The 1,709 confirmed cases in Brazil occurred in 595 municipalities located in all Brazilian states and the Federal District.
In the same period, there were 354 deaths in cases of suspected microcephaly and/or alteration of the central nervous system after birth or during pregnancy (miscarriage or stillbirth) in the country. This represents 4.1% of the total reported cases. Of these, 102 were confirmed as microcephaly and/or alteration of the central nervous system. Another 192 are still under investigation and 60 were discarded.