Fiocruz Alerts to Potential Second Covid-19 Wave in Rio, Ceará, and Maranhão States

Infogripe's projection seeks to offset the delay in data updating. This week, the Rio de Janeiro government announced the closure of field hospitals, claiming not to believe in a second wave.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) is alerting to a potential second wave of Covid-19 in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Ceará, and Maranhão.

This probability is reported in a bulletin released on Thursday, July 30th, by Infogripe, the system monitoring the occurrence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the country.

A peak of cases was recorded in these three states in the first half of May. In June, there were consecutive declines, but by late July, according to estimates, the curve had risen again - albeit to a level well below that . . .

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