After 137 days, the state returned to registering less than 15 thousand patients hospitalized as a result of the disease; the number of hospitalized people reached more than 31,000 at the peak of the second wave of the pandemic, at the end of March
After four and a half months above the threshold, the State of São Paulo dropped from the mark of 15 thousand hospitalized by Covid-19. This Sunday,18, 14,364 admissions were registered, totaling 7,062 in the ward and 7,302 in intensive care beds. The data shows a decrease compared to the previous day, when there were 14,613 hospitalized, 7,241 in clinical beds and 7,372 in the ICU. “Hospitalization indicators close to those verified this weekend, with less than 15 thousand inpatients, had been recorded for the last time on February 25, when there were 14,809 inpatients, with 8,042 in the ward and 6,767 in the ICU,” says the government statement . The number of hospitalized people reached more than 31,000 at the peak of the second wave of the pandemic, at the end of March. According to the government, the drop in hospitalizations is the result of advances in vaccination and the adoption of prevention and coping strategies for the coronavirus.
Since last Thursday, 15, the occupation of ICU beds has also fallen daily. In the state, it has remained below 65% and, in Greater São Paulo, it does not reach 60%. This Sunday, occupancy is 62.5% in the State and 58.7% in the Metropolitan Region. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 3,939,632 cases and 134,803 deaths in the state. The total includes 2,783 cases and 35 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Among the total cases, 3,592,545 had the disease and have already recovered, and 415,373 were hospitalized and discharged.