Covid in Brazil: One in five people hospitalized died with no access to ICU

An exclusive survey by Fiocruz also shows that 49% of infected patients who secured an ICU bed survived.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Brazil, 1 in every 5 hospitalized patients with coronavirus complications died with no access to an ICU bed since the start of the pandemic, between March 2020 and mid-February this year.

The calculation was done by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and considers SUS (Unified Health System) hospitalization records and takes into account the deaths of patients whose ICU admission records are unclear in addition to those who are documented as having no bed.

However, access to intensive care is not a guarantee of surviving the disease, but it greatly increases the chances: 49 . . .

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