The next update of the Foundation’s newsletter will be published next week; country is experiencing the height of the Covid-19 pandemic
Amid the increase in cases of Covid-19, a Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) found that 18 States it’s the federal District are occupying ICU beds destined to the disease above 80%. The information was confirmed by Young pan with researcher Margareth Portela. Next week, the foundation is expected to publish a new newsletter on the bed situation around the country. In the last update, made last week, 12 states had more than 80% bed occupancy, in addition to 17 capitals. The capital with the worst situation in the last bulletin was Porto Velho, where 100% of the beds were occupied. According to the researcher, the states with the most critical situation are Acre, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Pará, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondonia, Roraima, Santa Catarina and Tocantins. “They have less than 80%: Amapá, Paraíba, Alagoas, Sergipe, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo”, said the researcher, who continued, saying that almost all the federative units are in a “critical situation ”.
The appointment is made in the midst of the most critical moment of the pandemic in Brazil to date. The increase in the occupancy of ICU beds meant that the health secretaries, through a letter signed by Carlos Lula, president of the CONASS, expressed a desire for more restrictive measures to combat the increase in contagion. Among the measures defended in the communiqué, there is the national curfew between 8 pm and 6 am. In addition, measures such as closing bars and beaches, suspending concerts and activities that generate agglomeration and adopting remote work are among the recommendations given by CONASS. According to the council, Brazil has 10,587,001 cases and 255,720 deaths caused by the disease.