São Paulo’s Death Toll Stands at 3,416; Could Reach 11,000 by May 31st

The government of São Paulo will only allow the relaxation of quarantine when there is a sustained reduction in cases and the occupation of ICU beds is less than 60 percent.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The State of São Paulo is working with a minimum isolation rate of 55 percent in order to prevent cases of the novel coronavirus from compromising the health care system.

At a press conference held in the Bandeirantes Palace, where the extension of quarantine in the state until May 31st was announced, the president of the Butantan Institute, Dimas Tadeu Covas, acting coordinator of the Contingency Center, said that São Paulo may reach 11,000 deaths by May 31st, by May 8th it had registered 3,416.

In addition, should the 55 percent isolation . . .

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