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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Specific Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed occupancy for the treatment of Covid-19 has more than doubled in the hospital network of the National Health System (SUS) in Belo Horizonte since the reopening of the city's commerce on May 25th.

According to city hall data, the use of beds reserved for patients with the disease increased from 40 percent on May 22nd to 82 percent in June 14th, according to the most recent report released on Monday evening.

The percentage increase forced the municipality to implement a contingency plan to provide more beds. The number . . .

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