Secretary of Health of SP stated that three cases of the Indian strain have already been confirmed in the state
The State Secretary of Health of São Paulo, Jean Gorinchteyn, is confident that the vaccination, associated with the use of protective masks, in addition to avoiding agglomerations, it will be able to contain the advance of delta variant. There are already three confirmed cases of local transmission of the strain in São Paulo, found for the first time in India. These cases are randomly identified in screening actions in confirmed tests. According to Gorinchteyn, the situation of community transmission became clear – when people who tested positive for the strain did not travel abroad and had no contact with travelers. However, the situation is better than what was expected. “We looked at two aspects: these people are clinically very well. And so far, people around them have not been contaminated. Her performance has been different [do que em outros lugares].” In an interview with Morning newspaper, gives Young pan, the secretary said that, at this time, the variant range is the most prevalent in São Paulo.
Formerly called P1, it is responsible for 94% of contaminations. Even with the advance of vaccination, attention is constant. “We are bringing experiences from the outside to be inside and proceed with expansions. Countries have already vaccinated, but removed, at an early stage, the use of masks indoors and outdoors. This makes us have a lot more attention.” O State of São Paulo intends to vaccinate all people over the age of 18 with at least one dose of vaccine by the 20th of August. Then, it will be the turn of young people between 12 and 17 years old. So far, more than 30 million doses have been administered to the population. This represents 16% of the fully immunized state and 70% of the target audience protected with at least one dose. “We still need to keep all the rules, avoid crowding. This, yes, makes the association of the vaccine and the use of masks to protect.”