By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil increased by nearly 34,000 putting the total confirmed case count in the country to 1,402,041. This includes 790,040 people recovered, 552,407 active cases and 59,594 deaths.
The Federal Government has maintained a continuous effort to guarantee health care to the population, in partnership with states and municipalities, since the beginning of the pandemic.
On Tuesday, a joint reinforcement mission to combat Covid-19 in indigenous populations in Roraima reached two Yanomami villages. Teams from the Ministry of Health, through the Special Secretariat for Indigenous Health (SESAI), the Ministry of Defense and the National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) brought medical care and supplies to communities in the Special Indigenous Sanitary District (DSEI) Yanomami, in the areas the country’s border. The first villages to receive inputs and be served were Auaris and Waikás, whose Base Poles serve more than 4,000 indigenous people.
In addition to serving health professionals, the Base Poles of Auaris, which serves 58 villages and a population of 3,971 indigenous people, and of Waikás, which serves 4 villages and a population of 178 indigenous people, also received supplies such as surgical masks, alcohol 70 %, hospital gown, gloves, caps and face shields, medications such as chloroquine and azithromycin, in addition to rapid tests.
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