Total number of Brazil’s state capitals with over 90% ICU capacity drops to 14

There were 17 capitals with over 90% last week, and a record 21 in the preceding week, both including the Federal Capital.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Still experiencing the most critical period of the pandemic, the country starts to register a reduction in the pressure on ICUs for Covid-19 treatment in large urban centers.

Fourteen state capitals (out of 26 total) and the Federal District register over 90% public ICU bed occupancy with critical patients, according to a survey by Folha de S.Paulo newspaper with data from Monday, April 19.

In all, 18 capitals registered a drop in the percentage of occupied ICU beds last week, and 5 of them are now below the critical 80% level: Salvador, Macapá, Manaus . . .

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