Flu Epidemic Leads São Paulo to Set Aside Hospital Beds and Hire Doctors

Hospital da Brasilândia started to be referred for patients with flu problems

São Paulo

The sudden increase in visits and hospitalizations due to respiratory symptoms and flu-like illness made the City of São Paulo reserve beds for patients with these conditions at the Hospital Municipal da Brasilândia, in the northern part of the city.

According to the Municipal Health Department, 258 of the hospital's 406 beds, that is, 63.5%, will only be for cases of patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndromes. The others are still reserved for Covid-19 treatment.

The city of São Paulo again registered an increase in hospitalizations for Covid-19 and respiratory problems. In seven days, 1,170 hospitalizations were computed, an increase of 47% compared to the previous seven days, with 793 new patients

According to the municipal secretary of Health, Edson Aparecido, referring to the Brasilândia hospital will allow the city to make a viral panel to identify with greater precision which virus is circulating in the city.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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