Covid-19: Bahia exceeds 331 thousand cases and has 7,243 deaths – Jornal CORREIO

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Bahia recorded on Thursday (15) 29 deaths, 1,575 cases of covid-19 (growth rate of + 0.5%) and 1,434 cured (+ 0.5%). Of the 331,362 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, 317,297 are already considered cured and 6,822 are active. The total number of deaths by covid-19 in Bahia since the beginning of the pandemic is 7,243, representing a lethality of 2.19%. The data are from the State Health Secretariat (Sesab).

Confirmed cases occurred in 417 municipalities in Bahia, with a greater proportion in Salvador (27.01%). The municipalities with the highest incidence rates per 100,000 inhabitants were: Ibirataia (7,438.61), Almadina (6,551.98), Itabuna (6,307.01), Madre de Deus (6,239.04), Apuarema (5,716.23).

The epidemiological bulletin of this farm also counts 671,204 cases discarded and 76,967 under investigation. These data represent official notifications compiled by the Center for Strategic Information in Health Surveillance in Bahia (Cievs-BA), together with the municipal Cievs and the Ministry of Health databases until 5 pm on Thursday (15).

In Bahia, 27,489 health professionals were confirmed for covid-19.

Deaths
Today’s epidemiological bulletin counts 29 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 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.

The total number of deaths by covid-19 in Bahia since the beginning of the pandemic is 7,243, representing a lethality of 2.19%. Among the deaths, 55.93% occurred in males and 44.07% in females. Regarding race and color, 54.16% corresponded to brown, followed by white with 17.47%, black with 15.13%, yellow with 0.79%, indigenous with 0.11% and there is no information in 12.39% of deaths. The percentage of cases with comorbidity was 72.12%, with a higher percentage of heart and chronic diseases (75.27%).

Bed occupation level
Of the 2,051 beds available from the Unified Health System (SUS), exclusive to serve patients with the new coronavirus in Bahia, 908 have inpatients, which represents an occupancy rate of 44%. Of the 877 ICU beds (adult) available in the state, 433 are occupied, which represents a rate of 49%.

In Salvador, according to Sesab, of the 889 active beds, 422 are occupied, which means that the occupancy rate is 47%. The adult ICU beds are 37% occupied. Pediatric ICU, 67% occupancy. The capital of Bahia has an occupancy rate of 53% (adult) and 78% (pediatric) of infirmary beds.

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