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Prevalence rate of Covid-19 among whites, blacks and browns is closer in São Paulo – Prime Time Zone

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EFE / Sebastiao MoreiraAbout 1,960 paulistanos were tested and 278 tested positive for Covid-19

The City Hall of São Paulo released on the morning of Friday, 12, the result of another phase of the serological survey carried out in the municipality. The survey was carried out with 5,760 residents. Of this total, in the first phase, which occurred until January 7, 1,960 people were tested and 278 tested positive for Covid-19. In phase 2, which took place between January 7 and 21, 1841 paulistanos were tested and 270 tested positive. The prevalence rate, which indicates the number of people infected by the coronavirus in a population, in each of the phases it was 14.1% and 13.9%, respectively. The estimated prevalence can reach 16.4% in the 95% confidence interval. The figures show that the differences between rates within each cut, such as race, social class and age group, are narrowing.

The figures brought by the Secretary of Health, Edson Aparecido, show that Covid-19 presents itself practically the same in all Health coordinations in the capital of São Paulo. Despite the almost equal prevalence rates, the Midwest region has the highest number, “The disease really spread throughout the city,” said Aparecido. Regarding the HDI cut, the population with the highest HDI has a lower prevalence rate. Education data reveal that those who studied more were less contaminated with the coronavirus. The difference in prevalence between races is narrowing. While in previous surveys blacks and browns had the highest numbers, the most recent results show that the rate between whites approaches the rate between blacks and browns. The data also shows a close rate between different social classes. Regarding the work regime, those who work outside the home have become more contaminated than those who work remotely and are unemployed.

Of the respondents, 61.7% said they had contact with a restricted group of people. Who has contact only with who lives, the prevalence of 9.5%. Who has contact with a restricted group, the rate is 15.6%. People who have no restrictions in relation to contact with other people, the number was 20%, double those who live only with those who live. Of the interviewed population, 67.5% said they did not attend non-essential trades. Regarding the locations, 11.9% said they only frequented a non-essential establishment, 13.5% reported visiting cafes and bars and 13.4% only restaurants. About 95.2% said they still wear masks and 98.7% said they practiced social detachment. The research showed that the number of individuals with antibodies has been growing in the municipality. In phase 2 of 2020, it was 9.5%. In phase 1 of 2021, 14.1%. While in phase 2 of 2021, the rate was 13.9%. Despite being smaller than this year’s phase 1, Edson Aparecido says that the overlap of confidence intervals confirms the growth.

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