RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Mato Grosso registered a sharp increase in demand for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds over the weekend and is currently in the worst situation in Brazil, operating at 132% capacity - the state has had all its ICU vacancies occupied for 15 days.
On Friday, March 19th, for instance, MT had 107.28% of its high complexity vacancies in use and ranked second, behind neighboring Mato Grosso do Sul, then at 110%. Currently, MS registers 106% use of its ICU beds.
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