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 . . .