In the state of Rio, eight municipalities have 100% occupancy of beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) specialized in covid-19. They are: Belford Roxo, Bom Jesus do Itabapoana, Cantagalo, Guapimirim, Itaperuna, Miracema, Nova Friburgo and Tangua. The information is from the state government’s disease monitoring panel. The capital of Rio de Janeiro also has a red light, 95% of beds for serious cases of covid-19 are occupied in Rio.
According to the newspaper Extra, the increase in the occupancy rate of ICU beds is registered both in the public and private network of the state. According to the Association of Private Hospitals of the State of Rio, the demand for care due to the pandemic went from 30% to 40% in the last 15 days. Last week, 60 new beds in the municipal network were reopened in the capital.
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The covid-19 monitoring panel also recorded that two municipalities have 100% occupancy in infirmary beds. They are: Teresópolis and Três Rios.
Last Friday (20), during the release of the 33rd Epidemiological Bulletin of Rio, Mayor Eduardo Paes (PSD) expressed concern about the advance of the delta variant in the capital of Rio de Janeiro and stated that he could resume more restrictive measures if the number of cases deaths from covid-19 increase.
“We have to realize that things are hot in Rio, especially in Rio. This new variant started in the city of Rio. We cannot allow cases to get worse and end up in deaths. Our appeal to Cariocas: with an increase in aggravations , we can go back to taking new restrictive measures,” said Paes.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Jaqueline Deister