S remaining 10 cities without COVID-19 in Minas Gerais – Gerais


At the beginning of the pandemic, the municipality maintained a health barrier for three weeks (photo: Divulgao / Cedro do Abaet Prefecture)

Of the 853 municipalities Minas Gerais, 843 (almost 99%) have already reported cases of COVID-19. In just 10 the disease did not arrive. The survey by the Secretary of State for Health, released on Monday.

As communities add up to just over 40 thousand inhabitants, which corresponds to 0.2% of the mining population. See which are the municipalities and the current population according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE):

Aracitaba – 2,063

Botumirim – 6.319

Camacho – 2.901

Cedar of Abaet – 1,164

Colonel Murta – 9,222

Pedro Teixeira – 1,807

Queluzito – 1,939

Santana do Garambu – 2.458

So Thom das Letras – 7,089

Veredinha – 5.720

One of the municipalities that are still free from the coronavirus Abaet Cedar

, second smallest in the state, with 1,164 inhabitants. In the city, practically everyone knows each other, according to the Municipal Secretary of Sade, Cssia Maria dos Santos. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the city has distributed masks to the population, placed totems with alcohol gel in public spaces. An employee travels around the city on a bicycle with a speaker transmitting directions to avoid the coronavirus. “Our city is very small, talking from door to door, asking and talking. They are staying at home, wearing masks. We do our part ”, he comments.

The largest municipality in the Abaet region, 35 kilometers from Cedro. It is a reference for more complex hospital care. The small town has a polyclinic and a team from the Family Health Program (PSF). There is also a plant nurse at night and during the night to provide care to residents. Regarding COVID-19, a room was set up in the polyclinic to isolate patients with symptoms until the transfer.

In addition, according to Cssia Maria dos Santos, through the emergency decree, the city acquired tests with its own resources to test the population.

According to her, 70% of the population in the elderly community is one of the groups most at risk of developing the severe form of the disease. Thus, people are afraid and maintain rigorous measures. “Even health workers who are going to visit have difficulties”, he commented, detailing that the residents are resistant to receiving others at home. “We had two suspicious cases and there was a ‘stir’,” he said.

State numbers

Minas Gerais today has 271,194 cases of COVID-19 and 6,727 deaths. There were 1,141 confirmations in the last 24 hours. The number of confirmed deaths from yesterday to today was 13. The lowest to date was last Monday, with 10 deaths, which may be related to the lack of teams in the municipalities to update the data on Sundays. Also according to the bulletin, 237,429 cases were recovered and another 27,038 were being monitored.

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.

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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 make use of soap and water to wash your hands or gel alcohol after contacting 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
  • Renal failure

The types of symptoms for COVID-19 increase every 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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