DF records 117 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours

DF records 117 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours
DF records 117 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours
The Federal District once again broke a record of deaths by Covid-19 recorded in a single day. This Wednesday (March 31), 117 residents of the capital lost the battle due to the disease. Due to the delay in notifications, deaths did not necessarily occur in the last 24 hours.

The number, however, drives the moving average of deaths, which rose to 68. It is the 6th consecutive day that the rate reaches the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic. Due to the delay in notifications, deaths did not necessarily occur in the last 24 hours.

Compared to 14 days ago, there was an increase of 109.7%, which confirms the accelerated upward trend in the number of deaths. Due to the incubation time of the new coronavirus, the experts’ recommendation to compare the day’s moving average with that of two weeks earlier was adopted. Fluctuations in the number of deaths or cases of up to 15% more or less characterize invariability.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the DF has already notified 344,364 infections and 6,029 deaths due to the disease. In the last 24 hours, there were 117 deaths and 1,253 new infections.

Occupancy rate in ICUs

According to data from the Department of Health of the DF (SES-DF) updated at 4:10 pm this Wednesday, 535 of the 569 ICU, Ucin and ICU operational beds for Covid-19 patients are occupied, which is equivalent to 94% of the network’s capacity public. The number includes all beds that are not blocked or waiting for release.

In the private network, 419 of the 428 beds for adults available are occupied – a rate of 97.9%. Monitoring bed occupancy rates is one way of measuring the evolution of disease transmission.

Moving average

Tracking the progress of the Covid-19 pandemic based on absolute death or case data is far from ideal. This is because they can have very large daily variations, especially delays in records. On weekends, for example, it is common to notice a significant reduction in numbers.

To reduce this effect and produce a more accurate view, the moving average is widely used around the world. The rate represents the sum of the deaths reported in a week divided by seven. The name “mobile” is because it varies according to the total number of deaths in the previous seven days.

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