More than half of the fatal victims of Covid-19 notified yesterday (31) by the Department of Health (SES) died in urgency and emergency units in Sorocaba. At least 10 of the 28 victims had no risk factor for the new coronavirus. The information is in the SES epidemiological bulletin, which also shows an increase of 482 new cases and 439 recovered from the disease.
According to the information, 15 of the 28 deaths occurred in urgency and emergency units in the city. The number corresponds to almost 54% of the total notified on the day. Sorocaba currently has three urgency and emergency units that attend to Covid’s cases. Still according to the information, 35% of the victims who died had no comorbidities. They were between 53 and 74 years old.
Deaths with confirmed disease rose to 1,114 with 28 notifications. Of these, 13 had comorbidities, being diabetes and heart disease, in an associated way, in nine of them. It is worth remembering that the deaths were registered between 15 and 31 March. The city still has 28 deaths under investigation.
Cases and recovered
Sorocaba also recorded yesterday the increase in the number of recovered, reaching a total of 41,782. Already confirmed cases with the disease went from 43,218 to 43,700 with 482 positivations. The city also experienced a drop in the number of people suspected of having coronavirus contamination and awaiting results, from 2,233 to 2,106. The number of people discarded due to negative disease results increased to 95,201. The total number of people in recovery (home isolation) was 606.
The bed occupancy rate in the city remains worrying. Seven of the 11 health units in the municipality that have an ICU were 100% occupied. Another two had an occupancy above 75%. Only six beds were available from the 277 ICUs, with the public and private network. Just yesterday, the city had 87 people waiting for an Intensive Care Unit bed, according to SES. (Marcel Scinocca, with information from Sorocaba City Hall)
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