Health Minister Expects 100 Daily Deaths in Manaus Unless Patients Transferred

In early January, Pazuello had been officially notified that oxygen was running low in Manaus due to the dramatic surge of hospitalizations, but took no decisive action at that time.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The health crisis in Manaus remains very severe. Brazil's Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello, in a dramatic statement on Friday, January 29th, alerted that unless radical measures are taken it will be impossible to control the situation.

"Unless 1,500 patients are evacuated [to other states] (...) between 80 and 100 people will continue to die every day because ICUs are not built overnight," he said two weeks after the

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