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The Minas Gerais State Health Secretariat (SES-MG) reports that as of 05/05/2023, 615  cases of Monkeypox, or Mpox have been confirmed by laboratory tests. Another 2,487 cases have been discarded and there are 81 suspected cases.


SES-MG confirms the fourth death by monkeypox in the state. The case was reported to the Center for Strategic Information on Health Surveillance (Cievs-MG) on 04/17/2023. The individual was a 41 year old male, residing in Ribeirão das Neves. He was admitted to Eduardo de Menezes Hospital and died on 04/17/2023.

The third death was reported on 10/24/2022. This is a 33-year-old man, residing in Divinópolis, with comorbidity.

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The second death was reported on 10/9/2022. This is a 21-year-old man, residing in Pouso Alegre, with comorbidity.

The first death was confirmed on 7/28. He is a 41-year-old man, residing in Belo Horizonte and born in Pará de Minas.