São Paulo Covid-19 Figures Improve, Secretary Sees “Light at End of Tunnel”

According to the Secretary of Health the development of data still needs to be monitored, but the numbers recorded thus far point to a positive change for the State.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo state government submitted new data on Covid-19 that show an improvement in the pandemic situation. On Friday, August 14th, the ICU bed occupancy rate fell below the general average of 57.8 percent, while all regions were below 80 percent, the lowest rates since the business reopening began. The lethality rate stands at 3.9 percent, the lowest so far. "We are now in the period of inflection and we have left the plateau," said the Secretary of Health, Jean Gorinchteyn.

The plateau occurs when, usually following a peak, the infection . . .

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