Calls for suspected Covid-19 increase 85% in 15 days in the state of SP, says research

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In just two weeks, hospitals in the state of São Paulo identified an 85% increase in cases of suspected Covid-19. Most do not progress to hospitalization of the disease.

This is what identified a survey carried out by the Union of Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories of the State of São Paulo (SindHosp), with the participation of 90 hospitals, released this Wednesday (23).

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Despite the high percentage, 73% of the hospitals reported that the hospitalization of patients did not follow the cases of care and rose by around 5%.

“We assess that the cases evolve without seriousness, not requiring hospitalization, but we ratify the need for the population to wear a mask in places with agglomerations and maintain the health safety protocol with hand washing and comply with the vaccination schedule”, said the doctor Francisco Balestrin, president of SindHosp.

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São Paulo records a moving average of 1,600 new cases of Covid-19 per day, which represents 43% of total hospital visits, according to the survey. The other attendances represent 23% for influenza, the virus that causes the common flu.

SindHosp also reported that 72% of hospitals reported an increase of up to 10%5% in hospitalizations of children with respiratory syndromes in the last 15 days.

According to the State Department of Health, the current occupancy rate of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds is at 42%, while that of the ward is at 40.2%.

The moving average of hospitalization is 432 people. Regarding vaccination rates, São Paulo has 95% of the population vaccinated with at least one dose. For the 3rd dose, coverage is 73.8% and, for the 4th dose, 67.4%.

Source: CNN Brasil

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