São Paulo Registers 4th Coronavirus Death; Brazil Has 428 Confirmed Cases

The first death was registered on Tuesday (17); the four victims were elderly men

São Paulo

The state of São Paulo recorded its fourth death from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. In Brazil, the number of confirmed cases rose from 291 to 428, according to the Ministry of Health.

The death reported in the late afternoon is that of an 85-year-old man from São Paulo. In all, three deaths were announced in the city today.

São Paulo's street.(Foto: Zanone Fraissat/Folhapress.

The first two deceased patients confirmed earlier were 65 and 81 years old and had been admitted to the ICU of Hospital Sancta Maggiore, from the Prevent Senior chain, a health operator for the elderly.

According to the São Paulo State Department of Health, the four men who have died so far had associated comorbidities. Prevent Senior, however, says that one of them had no other health problems.

The operator has eight of its employees admitted to the ICU because of Covid-19.

The first death of the state and the country was confirmed on Tuesday (17). The victim was a 62-year-old man who had diabetes and hypertension. The patient died on Monday (16), and confirmation of the connection with Covid-19 came only after death. He had no history of traveling abroad.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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