With ICUs Collapsing, Rio de Janeiro Experiences Covid-19 Deaths Peak After Holidays

Experts say that Rio's healthcare network is collapsing due to lack of beds, with wait lines for hospitalization and increased demand for primary care. For infectologists, restrictive measures imposed by authorities in Rio are insufficient.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio, which leads the national Covid-19 mortality rate ranking, on Wednesday, January 13th reached the highest daily average of deaths (168) since June 24th - one of the most critical months of the pandemic.

As a result, hospitals in the capital are registering full capacity of ICU beds (Intensive Care Units). The ICU bed occupancy for Covid reached 99.8% in the capital's public health system (SUS) at the start of the year, according to Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation).

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