Suara.com – The high increase in COVID-19 cases in Brazil has entered a worrying phase.
The latest report said the ICU room occupancy rate reached 90 percent in 21 of the 26 regional capitals.
This is the highest ICU occupancy rate since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the country.
The regional daily “Folha de Sao Paulo” on Wednesday (7/4) reported that the ICU rooms in the four state capitals, namely Belo Horizonte, Campo Grande, Rio Branco and Porto Velho, reached full capacity.
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Only two capitals have ICU occupancy rates below 80 percent, namely Manaus (77 percent) and Boa Vista (48 percent).
It also states that the ICU occupancy rate in Mato Grosso do Sul State is 106 percent. This percentage indicates that the patients are waiting in bed.
The South American country is facing the second worst outbreak of COVID-19 in the world after the United States, with 340,776 deaths and 13,193,205 cases.
Meanwhile in Indonesia, the Head of Information for the Joint Regional Defense Command or Kogabwilhan I, Marine Colonel Aris Mudian explained that thousands of positive COVID-19 patients were being treated in towers 4, 5, 6, and 7, all of them patients with mild to severe symptoms.
“Inpatients confirmed positive numbered 1,400 people, consisting of 659 men, 741 women. Initially 1,344 people, 56 people added,” said Aris in his statement, Thursday (8/4/2021).
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Since operating on March 23, 2020, RSD Wisma Atlet has been visited by various categories of Covid-19 patients until the number has reached 78,454 people.
Aris said that 77,054 people had left the Wisma Atlet Hospital, namely 76,194 people who had recovered, were referred to other hospitals as many as 773 people, while 87 people died.