The state of São Paulo registered 200 new deaths by Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, reaching the total of 34,877 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. According to data from the State Department of Health, the state surpassed this Friday (25) 960 thousand confirmed cases disease: were 964.921 confirmations, being 6,681 in the last 24 hours.
The number of cases includes positive results in laboratory tests for Covid-19, both of the rapid type, which only checks for the presence of antibodies and points to past infection, and the one that analyzes the presence of the virus in the body at the time of the test – the so-called RT-PCR exam.
The new confirmations in 24 hours do not necessarily mean that the deaths and cases happened overnight, but that they were counted in the system during this period. The numbers are usually lower on weekends and Mondays.
The moving average of deaths, which takes into account the records of the last 7 days and minimizes differences in notifications, is 171 deaths per day this Friday. The variation was – 4% in relation to the value registered 14 days ago, which for the specialists indicates stability. As the calculation of the moving average takes into account a longer period, it is possible to measure the pandemic trend more reliably. The moving average of new daily cases is 5,770 this Friday.
See the new records in the state of SP in the last 24 hours:
- 200 new deaths
- 6,681 new cases
See the total in the state of SP since the beginning of the pandemic:
- 34,877 deaths
- 964921 confirmed cases
On Monday (21), the state had an increase of 27% in the average of deaths in comparison with the value of 14 days before, which was the September 7 holiday. The value of 151 daily deaths registered on the holiday had been the smallest in 100 days, but the number may have been due to delay in the records. Underreporting occurs because the laboratories are on duty on holidays and weekends.
In the days following the holiday, the state returned to having higher records in the daily average of deaths, which brought the trend back to stability after a period of decline.
State Health Secretary Jean Gorinchteyn said the increase could be the result of underreporting and stressed that the number of new hospitalizations in the state continues to fall.
“Some notifications end up being dammed and the statistics are placed later. We have actually seen an increase in the number of deaths, especially in some regions. When we talk about hospitalization numbers, it expresses what is happening right now. It is clear that these indexes make us pay attention. Throughout the week we will understand if it was only the result of the damming [das notificações] or whether we are raising these statistics. If that happens, measures should be taken, “said the health secretary on Monday (21).
The executive coordinator of the Contingency Center, João Gabbardo, saw the increase with more concern and said that the numbers may have already started to reflect a possible increase in contamination due to the agglomerations recorded during the holiday.
“This data on the increase in deaths that we had during the week, unfortunately, interrupted a sequence of falls. We cannot make a direct list of cause and effect, if these deaths have anything to do with the increase we had on the holiday of agglomerations that may have occurred. This increase in indicators, even if the events took place on the coast, they are not restricted to the coast because people move from other places and may also increase the possibility of transmission in other places on the way back. ”, Said Gabbardo on Monday (21) ).
Before the decrease in deaths observed on the holiday and also in the weeks preceding it, the state remained for more than three months uninterrupted with the daily average of deaths above 200 per day, the so-called stability plateau at the highest point of the curve. epidemiological.
The number of patients admitted with suspicion or confirmation of Covid-19 in the state this Friday (25) dropped to 8,471, with 4,799 in the ward and 3,672 in intensive care units (ICU). In the fifth, there were 9,310, 5,293 in the ward and 4,017 in the ICU.
The occupancy rate of ICU beds is 46.3% in the state and 45.3% in Greater São Paulo. On Thursday, the rates were 46.7% in the state and 45.8% in Greater São Paulo.