Via the Brazilian Ministry of Health, a May 24 news release: Microcefalia: Ministério da Saúde confirma 1.434 casos no país.[Microcephaly: Ministry of Health confirms 1,434 cases in the country] Edited excerpt from the Google translation:
The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday (24), the Epidemiological Microcephaly Report for week 20 of this year, until 21 May. The new report confirms 1,434 cases of microcephaly and other nervous system disorders, suggestive of congenital infection, throughout the country. The report gathers information sent weekly by state health departments.
A total of 7,623 suspected cases have been reported since the beginning of the investigation, in October 2015, and 3,257 remain under investigation. Another 2,932 were discarded after testing normal, or because they have microcephaly and malformations with no infectious cause, or do not meet the case definition.
The 1,434 confirmed cases in Brazil occurred in 517 municipalities located in 25 states of the federation. Of these cases, 208 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 there was Zika infection Zika in most of the mothers who had babies with a final diagnosis of microcephaly.
In relation to deaths in the same period, there were 285 suspected deaths in cases of microcephaly and/or alteration of the central nervous system after birth or during pregnancy (miscarriage or stillbirth) in the country. Of these, 60 were confirmed as microcephaly and/or alteration of the central nervous system. Another 187 are still under investigation and 38 were discarded.