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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The director of the largest reference center in the treatment of coronavirus in the State of Bahia, infectologist Roberto Badaró, said yesterday that 40 percent of deaths recorded at the Espanhol Hospital as Covid-19 are caused by other diseases.

After six years of closure, the Espanhol was reopened by the government of Bahia in April as an exclusive treatment facility for the novel coronavirus, with 220 beds, 140 of which in ICU, in a R$8 million investment.

"I will offer a simple example: at Espanhol Hospital, 40 percent of the patients I get do . . .

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