Almost 20 Brazilian capitals on the verge of hospital collapse – Fiocruz

Florianópolis, with over 96% ICU bed occupancy is the second capital in the worst situation in Brazil; beds are being exhausted in other states.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The country is living its worst moment since the start of the pandemic, according to the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). The institution has prepared a ranking of the capitals with the highest ICU Covid-19 beds occupancy rates.

"It is the most critical situation since the first cases were registered a year ago," says Margareth Portela, researcher at the Fiocruz Covid-19 Observatory. At least 12 states and the Federal District, which reached 96% capacity in its intensive care units on Friday, February 25th, have been placed on high alert.

Among the capitals, 17 are in . . .

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