Covid-19 data in São Paulo show that the pandemic, which had a slight cooling in the past month, may worsen in the state or stabilize at a critical level: the number of new confirmed cases has increased again, and the number of hospitalizations ICU beds stopped falling.
The occupancy of the ICU beds, which reached its peak (92%) in the first week of April, reached 79% in the second (17). The level has remained practically the same since the last 28th, when 80% of the beds were occupied.
The number of hospitalized patients decreased 8% from one week to the next, on April 19. The last reduction was only 1%.
The past week recorded a daily average of 10,000 paulistas in intensive care units and another 11,000 in wards.
Except for April and March, when the state was on the brink of a health care collapse, there have never been such high Covid hospitalization rates.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon