COVID-19: Minas Gerais reaches lower bed occupancy rates since the peak, in July – Gerais


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After facing a peak period due to the demand for beds in the intensive care unit (ICU), Minas Gerais experiences stability in the indexes, which, according to the Secretary of State for Health, Carlos Eduardo Amaral, were the lowest since July , ms in which the greatest demand was registered. Currently, according to Amaral, the average bed occupancy is 61.33%.

According to the head of the State Department of Health (SES / MG), there are 2,382 people currently in ICU beds, 845 of whom are suspected of having coronavirus. Also in September, Carlos Eduardo Amaral had informed that Minas had seen the lowest levels of occupation since the beginning of the pandemic. At the time, Amaral said that the peak of inpatients was 2,766.

“This, for us, draws attention because they are the lowest indexes we had of COVID-19, hospitalizations for COVID-19 and the number of people hospitalized in intensive care since the peak we saw in July,” he said.

In February, Minas had 2,072 ICU beds enabled by the Unified Health System (SUS), a number that rose to more than 3,900 places. On other occasions, the state highlighted that the expansion of units would remain a legacy. A study, according to the health secretary, is already underway to see in which regions the apparatus would remain.

According to Carlos Eduardo Amaral, the study is being carried out because, in a situation outside the pandemic, there is no demand for the number of beds currently open.

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 mild flu, but with the risk of getting worse, which can result in death.
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How to COVID-19 transmitted?

Transmission of coronaviruses usually occurs by air or by personal contact with contaminated secretions, such as droplets of saliva, 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.

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How to prevent?

The recommendation is to avoid crowding, stay away from those who show 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 care 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
  • Renal 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, as 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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