Occupation of ICU beds in SUS collapses again in BH – Gerais

Occupation of ICU beds in SUS collapses again in BH – Gerais
Occupation of ICU beds in SUS collapses again in BH – Gerais
Movement in downtown BH: city continues with main business activities closed (foto: Gladyston Rodrigues/EM/D.A Press – 29/03/2021)

The occupancy of the ICU beds in the SUS network to collapse this Monday (5/4) in Belo Horizonte. The rate is at 100.9%, according to the epidemiological and assistance bulletin. The percentage refers only to vacancies for patients with COVID-19.

According to the document, BH has 549 beds of intensive care in public hospitals. However, there is a demand for 554 patients, which was the health units placing at least five people in spaces outside the ICUs – such as nursing rooms.

The general occupancy (SUS + private network) of ICUs for patients with COVID-19 was 98.8%. Therefore, of the 1,127 vacancies of the type in the city, 1,113 are occupied by people in serious condition of the disease. Today, there are only 14 units available.

In the last few weeks, when the capital of Minas Gerais also registered a collapse of the health system, the increase in the general average was always driven by the private network. But, in this second one, the most complicated scenario is that of SUS, since the occupation of UTIs 96.7% in private hospitals.

Today, there are 19 waves of intensive care for people infected by coronavrus in the supplementary network. There are 578 in total, with a demand of 559 patients.

Wards and transmission

The good news of the day is due to the drop in the across of coronavirus in BH. The indicator fell from 1.06, registered on Thursday (1/4), to 0.99 on Monday.

In this way, the statistics left the alert zone and entered the control zone. That hasn’t happened since February 25th – 39 days ago.

The call fator RT has suffered consecutive declines since the current closing of commercial activities in the essentials began to take effect in the data of the bulletin.

This happened 14 days after the new decree, announced by Mayor Alexandre Kalil (PSD) exactly one month ago.

Another key indicator of the pandemic is the bed occupancy rate nursery is at 82.5%. There was an increase in the general indicator (SUS + private hospitals) in relation to the fifth balance, where the rate was 81.1%.

The situations of the public and private networks are practically the same. This is because the bulletin reports that the occupancy in the SUS is 82%, while in the private system it is 83%.

Cases and deaths

On Monday, the Municipality of BH did not update the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Belo Horizonte. According to the municipal executive, this was due to “technical problems in the database” of the Ministry of Health.

Thus, PBH updated only the increase in cases: 3,129 more entered the balance, totaling 148,006. There are 3,314 deaths, 7,143 patients being monitored and 137,549 people recovered.


Until this Monday, BH vaccinated 317,235 people against COVID-19. Of these, 104,044 received the second dose.

So far, BH has received 572,270 vaccines, 521,925 of which have already been distributed. There are 486,820 from CoronaVac (Butantan / Sinovac) and 85,450 from AstraZeneca (Oxford / Fiocruz).

The city has so far vaccinated 6,533 residents and professionals in nursing homes and public therapeutic residences; 87,168 health workers; and 223,534 elderly people over 67.

From this time on, the city government starts immunizing the elderly over 66 years of age. All information can be found here.

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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