Eleven patients from Manaus arrived on Sunday (31) in Santa Catarina to continue treatment against Covid-19. They were taken to two health units in Florianópolis after the Santa Catarina government offered beds to alleviate the collapse scenario experienced in Amazonas.
The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) jet left Manaus at 8:15 pm and arrived around 2:30 am at the Air Base. Eight people were taken to Nereu Ramos Hospital e three to Professor Polydoro Ernani University Hospital in São Thiago.
According to the State Department of Health (SES), seven patients are men and four women. They are between 33 and 55 years old and do not need intensive treatment at the moment. For this reason, they were placed in infirmary beds.
A security protocol for all professionals was made by SES. The measures include regular testing and aim to reinforce Santa Catarina’s biosafety during support.
According to the Santa Catarina government, seven patients are men and four are women. – Photo: Photos: Mauricio Vieira / Secom
The arrival in Santa Catarina mobilized around 50 people, including health professionals, firefighters and military police. They acted in the reception and transport of patients, as well as in rear teams in hospitals to start treatment in health units.
In the courtyard of the FAB base, 11 ambulances with basic and advanced support were prepared to transport patients to hospitals.
FAB jet left Manaus at 8:15 pm and after more than six hours of travel it arrived around 2:30 am at Florianópolis Air Base – Photo: According to the Santa Catarina government, seven patients are men and four are women.
Santa Catarina exceeded 6,300 deaths from coronavirus and reached 575,616 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 6,325 deaths. The figures are from the state government bulletin released on Saturday night (30).
A occupancy rate of beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the public network dropped to 73.87%. On Friday, it was 75.1%. The region of greatest concern is the westernmost area of the state. There, the occupancy is 95.59% (see more details below).
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