Amazonas state endures unrelenting pain after a month of healthcare collapse

Amazonas has reported a 21% downward trend in the rolling average of infections over the past 14 days, but is still in a high plateau of new cases with a transmission rate where 100 infected people can spread the disease to 101 within a week.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One month after the catastrophic oxygen shortage in hospitals in Manaus and the interior of Amazonas on January 14th, the state has registered almost 4,000 covid-19 deaths.

In this month and a half of 2021, the number of lives lost is close to double the figure recorded throughout the whole of 2020, according to data from the Amazonas Health Surveillance Foundation (FVS-AM), totaling 10,100 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Although the race for oxygen has slowed down, the situation is still unstable, with hospitals crowded and the daily consumption of . . .

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