By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Brazil’s Ministry of Health reported some 18,000 coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the past 24 hours, putting the rapidly rising epidemic total to 310,087, third in the world.
Officials say the number of people who have recovered is now 125,960, or 40 percent of the total.
To date, the country has recorded more than 20,000 deaths.
The national government says along with the state and municipal health departments, is taking care of everyone. Constant investments are made in actions and services, acquisition of inputs, respirators, equipment and EPIS, in addition to enabling ICU beds. This Thursday, the folder enabled more 202 beds of ICU exclusive for critically ill or very serious patients of the disease. In the last week alone there were 2,554 qualifications. Each bed receives double the amount per day of hospitalization.
The number of dengue fever cases reported in Brazil through May 8 has come close to the one million mark (946,852 total cases, about half laboratory confirmed), including 298 deaths.
This representing an incidence rate of 454 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.
The concentration of confirmed deaths is observed in the states of the South (Paraná), Southeast (São
Paulo) and the Midwest (Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso and Distrito Federal).
Regarding the chikungunya data, 27,748 probable cases were reported with an incidence rate of 13.2 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants in the country. The state of Espírito Santo reports 31.4% of the total cases.
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