RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Known for one of the worst statistics in Brazil during the pandemic, with high mortality and overwhelmed hospitals, the state of Rio de Janeiro is experiencing a moment of relief in the spread of the disease. Covid-19 hospitalizations have dropped. This means a slowdown in moderate and severe cases, which put strong pressure on public and private health care institutions.
Over the past week, requests to hospitalize patients with symptoms or confirmed cases of the disease fell 44% in the state, compared to the start of the year. Experts are still unable to determine the . . .