The news that Cristiano Ronaldo has Covid-19 has appeared in about 31 thousand articles online, since the information was made public, on the 13th, and in the two following days. According to a Cision analysis, articles on cases of infection by different personalities have been making their mark on the media agenda.
Since before being declared a pandemic, Covid-19 has had a daily and strong presence in all media. In addition to the numbers that have determined its evolution, one of the main reasons will be the media impact of those infected.
A week ago, the information that Cristiano Ronaldo is infected with the new coronavirus marked the national media news. Between the past 13th and 15th, 30,964 articles were published online about the fact that the captain of the National Football Team had Covid-19.
According to a Cision analysis, in addition to Cristiano Ronaldo, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Tom Hanks, Charles, Prince of Wales and Jair Bolsonaro lead in terms of the number of news about personalities who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, each with more 41 thousand associated online articles, in the period from the day it was known that they were infected until the next two days.
The President of the USA stands at the top of the ranking, with 217,860 articles online in three days, having been reported that Donald Trump had Covid-19 on the 2nd.
Even in the month in which the first cases in Portugal appeared, the cases of Boris Johnson (March 27), Tom Hanks (March 12) and Charles, Prince of Wales (March 25) were known. In three days. 64,942 articles were released online about the British Prime Minister, 59,311 about the American actor and 44,678 about the Prince of Wales.
In July, the President of Brazil tested positive for Covid-19, with 41,197 articles published online between the 7th and 9th of the same month.