86% of cities in SP had no death from Covid-19 in the last 7 days, says Doria

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The governor of São Paulo, João Doria (PSDB), stated this Wednesday (10) that 86% of the municipalities in the state have not registered any deaths caused by Covid-19 in the last 7 days.

“Data from the Ministry of Health indicate that 553 of the 645 municipalities in SP did not record any deaths from coronaviruses from November 4 to 10,” said Doria, at a press conference at Palácio dos Bandeirantes.

The governor also highlighted the fact that, on Tuesday (9), SP surpassed the mark of 70% of the adult population fully vaccinated against Covid-19. “Indices are higher than those of European Union countries. We vaccinate more than Great Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain, among other countries that make up and the EU. We vaccinate more than Israel, more than the US,” said Doria.

“The concrete result was a 93% drop in deaths from Covid-19 between April and November 2021. And a 10-fold reduction in the number of hospitalized for the disease, from 31,000 at the peak of the second wave, in April, to less of 3,000 hospitalized now, on November 10.”

Regiane de Paula, coordinator of the São Paulo State Immunization Plan, also praised the mayors and health secretaries of the São Paulo municipalities for the results in the fight against coronavirus. She also urged people with delayed vaccinations to seek out health centers to regularize protection against Covid-19.

“We could have even bigger numbers if we didn’t have 5.4 million missing the second dose. If people take just one dose, they are still exposed to the virus. It is very important that the absentees return [aos postos de saúde].”

She said that the lowest vaccination coverage rates are in the 24- to 12-year-old age group, especially among teenagers.

“Everyone from 12 to 24 years old can now return to vaccinate the second dose. Return and complete your vaccination schedule. Thus, we can reach the goal of 90% in all age groups”, he added.

(*With information from Tainá Falcão, from CNN, in São Paulo)

Reference: CNN Brasil

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