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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio, which leads the national Covid-19 mortality rate ranking, on Wednesday, January 13th reached the highest daily average of deaths (168) since June 24th - one of the most critical months of the pandemic.

As a result, hospitals in the capital are registering full capacity of ICU beds (Intensive Care Units). The ICU bed occupancy for Covid reached 99.8% in the capital's public health system (SUS) at the start of the year, according to Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation).

Experts say that Rio's healthcare network is collapsing due to lack of . . .

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