Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), the largest medical research foundation in Latin America, announced that the occupancy rate in intensive care units in 25 of the 27 states of Brazil has exceeded 80 percent due to the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) and is the largest healthcare facility in its history. reported that the system is in danger of collapse.
In a statement from Fiocruz, it was stated that the Covid-19 outbreak has increased in Brazil in recent days.
It was stated that the occupancy rate in the intensive care unit in 15 states in the country exceeded 90 percent, and in Rio de Grande do Sul state, this rate reached 100 percent.
Thus, it was pointed out that the occupancy rate in intensive care units in 25 of the 27 states in the country has exceeded 80 percent and that it is “in danger of the biggest health system collapse in its history”.
It was stated that the intensive care occupancy rates were recorded as 79 percent in Rio de Janeiro and 73 percent in Roraima.
It was noted that the experts who conducted the research warned that measures should be taken against the epidemic, such as stopping non-essential activities.
MORE INFECTIOUS TYPE OF COVID-19 “P1”
Brazil, where approximately 2,000 deaths from Covid-19 and more than 68,000 new cases have been seen daily in the last week, is experiencing a difficult time due to the spread of the more contagious type of Covid-19, P1, which is thought to have emerged in the country’s state of Amazonas.
With the death of 2,841 people in Brazil yesterday, “the highest daily number of deaths from Covid-19 in the country since the beginning of the epidemic” was recorded.
The virus, which has killed more than 280 thousand people in the country with a population of more than 210 million, has been seen in more than 11 million 600 thousand people.
According to the “Worldometers” website, where Covid-19 data were compiled, Brazil is the country most affected by the epidemic after the USA.