Bahia registered 1,450 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to a bulletin released by the State Health Secretariat (Sesab), this Thursday afternoon (22).
Its epidemiological bulletin still counts 23 deaths that occurred on different dates. The total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic is 7,407, which represents a lethality of 2.17%.
According to Sesab, there are 340,665 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these, 326,400 are already considered cured and 6,858 are active. Also according to the folder, in the last 24 hours, the growth rate in the number of cases was 0.4% and the recovered rate was 0.4% (1,266).
The secretariat reported that among the deaths, 55.99% occurred in males and 44.01% in females. Regarding race and color, 54.27% corresponded to brown, followed by white with 17.63%, black with 15.12%, yellow with 0.77%, indigenous with 0.11% and there is no information in 12.10% of deaths.
The percentage of cases with comorbidity was 72.09%, with a higher percentage of heart and chronic diseases (75.15%).
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Confirmed cases occurred in 417 municipalities in Bahia, with a greater proportion in Salvador (26.59%).
The municipalities with the highest incidence rates per 100,000 inhabitants were: Ibirataia (7,987.20), Almadina (6,551.98), Itabuna (6,406.44), Madre de Deus (6,343.34), Apuarema (6,002.73).
The epidemiological bulletin also records 691,022 discarded cases and 80,027 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 Ministry of Health databases until 5 pm on Thursday (22).
In Bahia, 28,162 health professionals were confirmed for Covid-19.
Of the 2029 beds available from the Unified Health System (SUS), exclusive to serve patients with the new coronavirus in Bahia, 898 have inpatients, which represents an occupancy rate of 44%. Of the 868 ICU beds (adult) available in the state, 428 are occupied, which corresponds to 49%.
In Salvador, according to Sesab, of the 865 active beds, 430 are occupied, which means that the occupancy rate is 50%. Adult ICU beds are at 42% occupancy. The pediatric ICU, 52% occupancy.
With regard to nursing beds, the capital of Bahia has an occupancy rate of 55% (adult) and 85% (pediatric).
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