The Southeast continues to be the most affected region; the State of São Paulo alone concentrates 3,939,632 cases and 134,803 deaths from the disease
This Sunday, 18, Brazil registers 19,376,574 cases and 542,214 deaths as a result of Covid-19, according to data from the Ministry of Health updated at 18:20. Of these, 34,126 cases and 948 deaths were released in the last 24 hours. Of the total number of notifications in the country, 18,023,512 patient patients have already recovered and 810,848 are still being followed up. The Southeast continues to be the region with the most contamination and deaths recorded by the disease, with 7,376,427 and 253,072 respectively. Only the State of São Paulo concentrates 3,939,632 cases and 134,803 deaths. Next is Minas Gerais, with 1,903,127 notifications of the disease and 48,975 deaths, and Rio de Janeiro with 999,906 cases and 57,578 deaths. After the Southeast, the most affected regions are the Northeast (4,561,371 cases and 110,276 deaths), the South (3,707,830 cases and 83,953 deaths), the Midwest (1,970,435 cases and 50,474 deaths) and, finally, the North ( 1,760,511 cases and 44,439 deaths).
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. “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. This Sunday, occupancy is 62.5% in the State and 58.7% in the Metropolitan Region.