Brazil reports more than 80% of bed occupancy due to Covid-19 | News


The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), of Brazil, specified this Wednesday that between January 17 and 24, seven states in the country find 80 percent of the beds in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) occupied by patients from the Covid-19.


100% bed occupancy confirmed by Covid-19 in Brasilia

This data reflects the worst level since June of last year, while in Brasilia, the country’s capital, occupancy is at 98 percent, and 11 other states are on alert.

In a critical situation, Río Grande del Norte (northeast) stands out, with 83 percent occupancy; Goiás (center-west) and Piauí (northeast), with 82 percent; Pernambuco (northeast), with 81 percent; and Espírito Santo and Mato Grosso del Sul, with 80 percent occupancy.

The National Council of Secretaries of Health (Conass) reported this Wednesday 224,567 new patients with Sars-Cov-2 for a total accumulated of 24,535,884 positives for Covid-19, in a context where the new Omicron variant prevails.

Similarly, 570 people died from Covid-19, for a total of 624,413 deaths. With an average of 365 deaths as a daily average, the country registers the highest rate since mid-October.

Health specialists warned that the transmission rate of Covid-19 in the country reached 1.9, which means that for every 10 people who contract the disease, another 19 become infected.

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