Covid-19: ICU Occupancy Exceeds 70% in Ten Brazilian Capitals

The highest daily increase rates in the number of cases were seen in Paraná (8%), São Paulo (7.8%), Amapá (6.5%), Rio (6.3%) and Santa Catarina (5.5%). These figures point to a resurgence of the epidemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ten Brazilian capital cities present intensive care units (ICU) occupancy rates of over 70%, according to the Fiocruz Covid-19 Observatory report released on Friday, November 28th. The sudden increase in new cases and deaths over the past two weeks, after a long period of reduction in numbers, is the main reason for the high bed occupancy.

The situation is particularly critical in Macapá AP (with a 92.2% occupancy rate), Vitória ES (91.5%), Curitiba PR (90%), Porto Alegre RS (88.7%), Rio de Janeiro RJ (87%), Manaus AM (86%) and Florianópolis SC . . .

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