Driven by rising Covid cases in the country, the occupation of intensive care unit beds for patients with coronavirus grew in 18 states and the Federal District in the last week, according to a survey by Folha carried out with state governments.
At least eight states of the federation already have 80% or more of public ICU places for Covid-19 in use. A week ago, there were only four states at the same level. Federal District, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Espírito Santo, Piauí and Pernambuco are the ones in the most critical situation.
The worsening happened despite state governments reopening beds for the treatment of patients with the disease. In one week, the number of places for critically ill patients grew from 15,115 to 15,876 in the country, an increase of about 5%.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon