Bahia records 49 new deaths and 2,128 cases of covid-19 in 24 hours – Jornal CORREIO

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Bahia recorded 49 deaths in the last 24 hours, 2,128 cases of covid-19 (growth rate of + 0.7%) and 1,977 cured (+ 0.7%). The information is from the epidemiological bulletin released by the State Department of Health (Sesab), released at 18h56 this Saturday (26).

Of the 305,186 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, 291,362 are already considered cured and 7,272 are active. The total number of deaths by covid-19 in Bahia is 6,552, representing a lethality of 2.15%.

Confirmed cases occurred in 417 municipalities in Bahia, with a greater proportion in Salvador (28.32%). The municipalities with the highest incidence rates per 100,000 inhabitants were: Ibirataia (6,517.76), Almadina (6,350.66), Madre de Deus (5,940.36), Itabuna (5,917.75), São José da Vitória (5,108, 71).

The bulletin still counts 604,757 discarded cases and 74,451 under investigation. These data represent official notifications compiled by the Center for Strategic Information on Health Surveillance in Bahia (Cievs-BA), together with the municipal Cievs and the databases of the Ministry of Health until 5 pm on Saturday (26).

In Bahia, 25,746 health professionals were confirmed for covid-19.

Deaths
Saturday’s epidemiological bulletin counts 49 deaths that occurred on different dates, as shown in the table below. The existence of late registrations and / or accumulation of cases is due to the overload of the investigation teams, as there are diseases of compulsory notification in addition to the covid-19.

Another reason is the deepening of epidemiological investigations by the municipal and state surveillance in order to avoid distortions or misunderstandings, such as disregarding the cause of death, head trauma or terminal cancer, even if the person is infected with the coronavirus.

(Press Release / Sesab)

The total number of deaths by covid-19 in Bahia since the beginning of the pandemic is 6,552, representing a lethality of 2.15%. Among the deaths, 55.77% occurred in males and 44.23% in females. Regarding race and color, 53.45% corresponded to brown, followed by white with 17.03%, black with 15.23%, yellow with 0.81%, indigenous with 0.11% and there is no information in 13.37% of deaths. The percentage of cases with comorbidity was 72.59%, with a higher percentage of heart and chronic diseases (75.72%).

Bed occupancy rate
Of the 2295 beds available from the Unified Health System (SUS), exclusive for the new coronavirus in Bahia, 1029 have inpatients, which represents an occupancy rate of 45%. Of the 1027 ICU beds (adult) available in the state, 523 are occupied, which represents a rate of 51%.

In Salvador, 492 are occupied (there are 1,096 active beds), which represents an occupancy rate of 45%. The adult ICU beds, which account for the easing of trade in the capital of Bahia, are 43% occupied.

The occupancy rate of pediatric ICU beds in Salvador is 37%. With regard to nursing beds, the capital of Bahia has an occupancy rate of 46% (adult) and 74% (pediatric).

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