By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Brazilian Ministry of Health (MOH) reported today that the number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 802,828 confirmed cases.

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On Thursday, Brazil recorded a total of 345,595 cases of people cured by COVID-19. The death toll has eclipsed the 40,000 case mark.

MOH says the number of cured people has grown day after day due to the efforts that the Government of Brazil, together with states and municipalities, has endeavored to prepare the structure of the Unified Health System (SUS). The objective is to strengthen the service network with human resources (doctors and health professionals), resource allocation, sending inputs, medications, diagnostic tests and enabling beds in exclusive Intensive Care Units (ICUs) to treat serious and very serious cases, improving the capacity to attend and respond to the demands of the population.

Between April and June, 8,575 exclusive ICU beds were already enabled for coronavirus patients who need hospitalization.

The Ministry of Health has already purchased and distributed 11.3 million units of medication to assist in the treatment of the coronavirus. There are 2.9 million chloroquine tablets and 8.4 million oseltamivir capsules.

In addition, all Brazilian states have a reinforcement of 115.2 million personal protective equipment sent by the Government of Brazil to assist in the protection of health professionals who work on the front lines in assisting COVID-19. There are masks, N95 masks, sneakers and caps, glasses and face shields, liters of alcohol gel, gloves, among others.

The portfolio also delivered more than 10 million tests for coronavirus diagnosis, with 3.1 million RT-PCR tests and 7.5 million rapid tests. This is one of the largest amounts of testing in the world and helps the state understand the behavior of the disease and get a real picture of the behavior of the infection in the population.