City Mayor Bruno Covas said during a news conference on Thursday that a 22-year-old Brazilian man was killed by Kovid-19, who was waiting for an ICU bed in São Paulo.
According to Kovas, one person was admitted to the local hospital on the night of 11 March and died of the virus on 13 March.
“He died 46 hours after his hospitalization,” Kovas said, adding that he was only 22 years old. [Covid-19] The patient is changing. “
Brazil has suffered an infection this month. According to state health officials, the city of São Paulo reached an ICU occupancy rate of 88% on Thursday. This level is close to the city seen in June 2020 at the height of its first wave of infection.
As of Thursday, 395 people are waiting for an ICU bed in São Paulo, according to Cova.
“The city, which has never been closed, needs to be stopped. So that we don’t have more cases like this, people who are not admitted. [to the ICU] Due to lack of beds, ”Kovas said.
Shortage in medical supplies: The recent increase in Brazilian infections is not only causing a shortage of ICU beds throughout the country, but also a shortage of significant supplies and medicines for patients in those units.
The National Front of Mayors (FNP) on Thursday sent a letter to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the Ministry of Health asking the federal government to “take immediate measures” for patients suffering from Kovid-19 and other diseases, including sedation medication and oxygen .
According to the FNP, the mayor is “seeking help to stop the tragic and brutal scenes recently seen in Manaus.” Amazon’s largest city in the state experienced a major oxygen shortage in January.
The Mayors’ Organization represents 412 cities for 61% of Brazil’s population.