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A Brazilian mayor who had been elected when he was intubated died of coronavirus


Maguito Vilela, elected mayor of the city of Goiania

Former governor of the Brazilian state of Goiás and former senator Maguito Vilela, who was elected mayor of the city of Goiania last November when he was intubated and sedated in a hospital after having contracted COVID-19, died this Wednesday victim of the diseasetheir relatives reported.

The 71-year-old political veteran, an important leader of the center-right Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) party, he only learned of his electoral victory a few days after the elections and, even though took office at the hospital, remained as licensed mayor due to your situation.

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Vilela was admitted to an intensive care unit of the prestigious Albert Einstein hospital in the city of São Paulo since last October 27 due to COVID-19, the same disease that caused the death of two of his sisters.

Professor and lawyer, held all possible public mandates in the state of Goiás and in the capital Goiania, since he was mayor, councilor, governor, senator, regional deputy and federal deputy for his state.

A patient with coronavirus at the Sao Francisco de Assis hospital in Goiania (REUTERS / Ueslei Marcelino / File)
A patient with coronavirus at the Sao Francisco de Assis hospital in Goiania (REUTERS / Ueslei Marcelino / File)

According to a statement from the Albert Einstein Hospital, despite the improvements experienced by the licensed mayor of Goiania after the elections, in the first week of January he contracted a lung infection consequence of COVID-19 which he did not resist.

On January 1, when the mayors elected in Brazil took office in November, Vilela took possession by electronic signature from the hospital and shortly after his deputy mayor, Rogerio Cruz, assumed the mayoralty temporarily.

The MDB leader defeated Vanderlan Cardoso in the second round of the municipal elections, with 52.6% of the votes., candidate for the right-wing Social Democratic Party (PSD), which won 47.40% of the vote.

Brazil is one of the global epicenters of the pandemic and the second country with the most deaths in the world after the United States, with about 205,000 victims, and the third with the most infections, after the North American nation and India, with about 8.2 million cases.

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(With information from EFE)

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