Occupation of ICU beds falls for the third consecutive day in BH – Gerais

Occupation of ICU beds falls for the third consecutive day in BH – Gerais
Occupation of ICU beds falls for the third consecutive day in BH – Gerais
Ambulances come and go remains intense in the city, despite recent reductions in ICU occupation (photo: Edsio Ferreira / EM / DA Press)

The occupancy of ICU beds for patients with COVID-19 fell for the third day in a row in Belo Horizonte. This Thursday (1/4), the indicator is 92.5%, lower than the 94.7% computed in the previous bulletin, released this Wednesday (3/31).

The fall accompanied by the opening more beds of the type. This Thursday, the survey brings an increase of seven units, all connected to the supplementary network.

Therefore, the city now has 1,129 intensive care places for victims of the pandemic: 548 in the Single Health System (SUS) and 581 in private hospitals. Of these, 85 are free.

Of these beds, 564, practically half, have been opened since March, when the mining capital recorded the worst pandemic rates so far.

Infirmary and transmission

It occupies the beds of nursery for COVID-19 it also fell for the third day in a row this Thursday in BH. The indicator fell from 82.6% to 81.1%.

The decrease is linked to the opening of 58 such vacancies in the city. All are related to the private network, in which the usage rate is 81.8%. In the public system, the statistics are 80.5%.

The third key indicator of the pandemic has also declined. The average number of across per infected fell from 1.08 to 1.06, but remained in the alert zone of the risk scale.

This means that for every 100 people sick with the virus, 106 become victims of the pandemic, on average, in the city. The data shows no increase for 13 balances.

Cases and deaths

Belo Horizonte recorded its highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 this Thursday: 90 lives lost. This jump is much higher than the previous record, which was 59, computed on the last 26th.

It is worth remembering that not all of these deaths happened, necessarily, in the last 24 hours. This is because the process of confirming whether a death has occurred or not as a result of the new coronavirus takes an indefinite time.

With these 90 more deaths, the city registers 3,314 in total. As the State of Minas showed on Wednesday (3/31), BH closed March as the month with more cases of the disease and the second with more deaths, second only to February.

As for the number of diagnoses, the growth was 1,939. In total, there are 144,877 confirmed cases: in addition to the deaths, there are 7,795 patients in the active phase of the disease and 133,768 recovered.

Or what or coronavrus

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. The new coronavirus agent (COVID-19) was discovered in December 2019 in China. The disease can cause infections with symptoms initially similar to colds or flu, but with the risk of getting worse, which can result in death.
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How to COVID-19 transmitted?

The transmission of coronaviruses usually occurs by air or by personal contact with contaminated secretions, such as saliva droplets, sneezing, coughing, phlegm, close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, contact with contaminated objects or surfaces, followed by contact with mouth, nose or eyes.Video: People without symptoms transmit the coronavirus?

How to prevent?

The recommendation is to avoid crowding, stay away from those with symptoms of respiratory infection, wash your hands frequently, cough with your forearm in front of your mouth and often use soap and water to wash your hands or gel alcohol after contact with surfaces and people. At home, take extra precautions against COVID-19.
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What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Check out the main symptoms of people infected with COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
  • Gastric problems
  • Diarrhea

In severe cases, victims have

  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure

The types of symptoms for COVID-19 increase each week as the researchers move forward in identifying the behavior of the virus.

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Myths and truths about the virus

On social media, the spread of COVID-19 also spread rumors about how the vrus Sars-CoV-2 transmitted. And other doubts arose: Is alcohol gel capable of killing the virus? Is the coronavirus lethal at a worrying level? Can an infected person infect several others? Will the epidemic kill thousands of Brazilians, since SUS would not be able to serve everyone? We did a report with a doctor specializing in infectology and he explains all the myths and truths about the coronavirus.

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