Covid-19 in BH: Occupancy rate in ICU beds decreases for the 3rd consecutive day

Covid-19 in BH: Occupancy rate in ICU beds decreases for the 3rd consecutive day
Covid-19 in BH: Occupancy rate in ICU beds decreases for the 3rd consecutive day

For three consecutive days, the occupancy rate in beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) exclusive for patients with coronavirus has decreased in Belo Horizonte. Patamar, which was higher than 100% last Monday (29), reached 92.5% this Thursday (1), according to data from the Municipal Health Department.

Of the 548 beds in public hospitals, 92.2% are currently being used. In the private sector, the situation is similar: of the 578 units destined for the pandemic, 92.7% are not unemployed.

Regarding the infirmary beds, there was also a decrease in the occupancy rate, but not consecutively over the days. While in the last second percentage it was at 85.6, now it is at 81.1.

Of the 1,185 beds of this type in the Unified Health System (SUS), 80.5% are occupied by victims of Covid-19. Of the 1,032 beds in private hospitals, 81.8% are unavailable.

The average number of transmissions per infected (Rt) also decreased this week in the capital: from 1.11 to 1.06. This means that for every 100 people infected, 106 others contract the disease. This level is at the yellow alert level, different from the occupation of beds, which is in the red.

Openings

In March alone, 265 ICU Covid-19 beds were opened in the public network. Also in that month, 408 Covid-19 infirmary beds were opened in the network.

This Thursday, seven ICU beds were opened in the private network for the pandemic and 58 for the infirmary.

Swing

BH has already registered 144,877 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 3,314 deaths due to the disease. In the last 24 hours alone, there have been 90 new deaths.

In all, 288,427 people have already taken the first dose of the vaccine and 100,919 the second.

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