New Fiocruz bulletin also says that five other capitals are over 70% occupied
Amid the increase in cases of Covid-19, 20 Brazilian capitals have the rate of bed occupancy over 80%. The data were released by Fiocruz through a special edition of its bulletin published this Tuesday, 2. According to the bulletin, the capitals that are in the most critical situation are: Porto Velho (100%), Rio Branco (93%), Manaus (92%), Boa Vista (82%), Belém (84%), Palmas (85%), São Luís (91%), Teresina (94%), Fortaleza (92%), Natal (94%), João Pessoa (87%) , Salvador (83%), Rio de Janeiro (88%), Curitiba (95%), Florianópolis (98%), Porto Alegre (80%), Campo Grande (93%), Cuiabá (85%), Goiânia (95 %) and Brasília (91%). In addition, the Fiocruz study points out that five other capitals have already registered occupancy greater than 70%, being São Paulo (76%), Vitória (75%), Belo Horizonte (75%), Recife (73%) and Macapá ( 72%).
Other data revealed by the bulletin show that 18 states and the Federal District have an ICU bed occupancy higher than 80%. In the North region, only Amapá (64%) is not in the group. All the states in the Midwest and South regions are in this situation. The least affected region is the Southeast, in which none of the States has an ICU occupancy greater than 80%. In the Northeast, in turn, Paraíba (69%), Alagoas (72%) and Sergipe (59%) are the only states outside the group, with Sergipe being the only Brazilian federative unit that has a “low” alert level ”According to the Fiocruz bulletin.
Finally, Fiocruz also stated that it was in favor of maintaining and adopting restrictive measures, classifying them into two groups. The first is that of Mitigation Measures, which, according to the foundation, should be prolonged until the pandemic ends. The second group is that of Suppression Measures, which include restrictions on circulation and suspension of non-essential activities “according to the epidemiological situation and service capacity of each region”. Fiocruz also says that the adoption of more measures should be “based on the analysis of technical criteria such as bed occupancy rates and an upward trend in the number of cases and deaths”.