Covid-19 cases in Brazil increase sixfold among young people; Fiocruz sees new trend

The greater presence of young people admitted to hospitals is a phenomenon reported in different regions in Brazil, which contributes to higher occupancy rates of ICU beds.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Covid-19 Observatory of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) said this Friday, March 26, that the most recent data point to an increase in cases among young adults.

The institution says that one of the effects of this change is contributing to maintaining the critical scenario in the occupancy of hospital beds.

The greater presence of young people admitted to hospitals is reported by health professionals from different regions. Using data on severe acute respiratory syndromes (SARS), which includes mostly cases of Covid-19, the institution said it had observed growth in cases involving young . . .

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