Senior Health Care Provider in São Paulo Registers 5 Coronavirus Deaths

City of São Paulo is investigating the company; Country has 621 confirmed cases

São Paulo and Brasília

The Prevent Senior Network, a senior health care provider in São Paulo, has confirmed five deaths caused by coronavirus. The State of São Paulo Health Department confirmed the information on Thursday afternoon.

The five deaths are of elderly men with chronic diseases and residents of the city of São Paulo. The most recent case is that of a 77-year-old man.

The health department also announced that the confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the state rose from 240 to 286. In all of Brazil, according to the Ministry of Health, there are 621 cases of the disease.

In addition to São Paulo, the state of Rio de Janeiro confirmed two deaths by Covid-19: a man, 69, and a woman, 63, the first to die of coronavirus in the country. Altogether, there have been seven deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.

Country has 621 confirmed cases (Foto: Nelson Antoine/Folhapress) - Folhapress

Across the country, the number of novel coronavirus cases increased from 428 to 621 in Brazil. The data, updated on Thursday (19), were released at a press conference of the Ministry of Health.

Most of the cases are in the Southeast, with 391 confirmations, but there are records in all regions. The Northeast has 90 cases, and the state of Pernambuco, with 28 cases, now has sustained transmission (that is, between people who have not traveled or have a link with someone with the confirmation of the disease), according to the Ministry of Health.

There is also sustained transmission in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, and Porto Alegre. In Santa Catarina, there are records in the south of the state, in the Tubarão region.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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