At least six states and the Federal District apply a fifth dose against Covid-19

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The transmission rate of Covid-19 has risen again in Brazil. According to data from the InfoTracker platform, the transmission rate recorded this month is the highest since July 2022.

The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) warned on Thursday (10) of an increase in cases in four states: Rio de Janeiro, Amazonas, São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul. According to the Brazilian Association of Pharmacy and Drugstore Chains (Abrafarma), the number of positive tests in retail pharmaceuticals rose 38% in one week – with 4,850 diagnoses in the period from October 31 to November 6.

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Experts point out that the introduction of a new, more transmissible subvariant of the coronavirus, BQ.1, may be behind the increase in the number of infections. To try to stop the spread of the disease, at least six states and the Federal District began to apply the fifth dose of vaccines against the coronavirus.

According to the survey of CNN updated this Friday (11), Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Rio Grande do Norte, Amazonas, São Paulo, Alagoas and the DF provide the additional dose of the immunizer against Covid-19.

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In all states, the fifth dose is now offered to the population of immunosuppressed 🇧🇷 Only the DF makes the additional dose available to the population over 40 years of age, regardless of health condition.

prevention measures

Basic care contributes to reducing the risks of transmission of Covid-19 and other respiratory diseases such as flu and colds.

In addition to the use of a mask, hygiene measures such as hand washing, the use of alcohol gel and distancing from symptomatic people contribute to reducing the risks of infection (see below 🇧🇷

Source: CNN Brasil

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