Brazil Draws Scrutiny for Changes to Coronavirus Data Reporting

SÃO PAULO—The Brazilian government is revamping how it calculates and releases data on coronavirus infections

SÃO PAULO—The Brazilian government is revamping how it calculates and releases data on coronavirus infections and fatalities, sparking criticism that President Jair Bolsonaro is trying to disguise the correct extent of a pandemic that has killed extra than 35,000 people.

In new days, the administration of Mr. Bolsonaro, who frequently performs down the severity of the ailment caused by the new coronavirus, stopped publishing a tally of complete fatalities and infections, reporting only the day’s toll for instances and fatalities. The administration…