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Currently, according to Jean Gorinchteyn, the wait for an intensive care bed is a maximum of 48 hours

EFE / Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda –The moving average of admissions by Covid-19 grew more than 18% in the last epidemiological week

The moving average of hospitalizations by Covid-19 last epidemiological week grew by more than 18% in the State of São Paulo. At the moment, 7,173 patients are hospitalized in intensive care beds and there is a waiting list. According to health secretary Jean Gorinchteyn, the wait is a maximum of 48 hours, time to relocate who is in a city with the capacity exhausted for a region that can accommodate. In view of the worrying scenario, he reinforced the request for support from the population, especially young people. “THE pandemic it returned with a different speed and clinical characteristic than the one we saw in the first wave. They are younger patients, patients who have their clinical condition much more compromised and, worse, they are patients who end up staying for a much longer period in intensive care units. ”

Three field hospitals have already been resumed in the countryside and one in the capital, which is inside the specialties clinic in Heliópolis. Stricter measures, such as an even more restrictive phase of São Paulo Traffic News, are being analyzed by the Covid-19 Contingency Center, according to the coordinator, Dr. Paulo Menezes. “The Contingency Center is discussing what recommendations it will make to the government. I believe it will be in the direction of greater restriction in most of the state. We are discussing other possibilities, specifically the possibility of having a more restrictive classification than the red one ”, he said. The government also released a balance sheet of the first weekend with a touch of restraint: the task force involving the Military Police, Procon and Sanitary Vigilance in the fight against clandestine parties. In all, 286 establishments were fined across the state. The technical director of the State Health Surveillance, Maria Cristina Megid, said that the number surprised the teams. “The inspectors themselves were scared to see the number of establishments open and the number of people as if there was no tomorrow. The situation is very critical and chaotic, right, ”he said. The restriction ring continues until March 14.

* With information from the reporter Carolina Abelin

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