São Paulo Faces High ICU Occupancy Rate, Will Increase Testing

The government has just received 725,000 tests out of a total of 1.2 million purchased and pledges to clear coronavirus test waiting line by late April. Beds are expected to start to fill in May.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The state of São Paulo, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil, plans to clear the backlog of tests for the disease by April 24th. The announcement was made by Governor João Doria at a press conference on Wednesday, April 15th, and detailed throughout the day by the State Health Secretariat team. In short, the promise to clear away the waiting list is due to the purchase of 1.3 million rapid tests from South Korea, 725,000 of which arrived this week.

The state administration is pending 13,397 coronavirus tests. On . . .

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