Covid-19 cases skyrocket, Anvisa analysis of self-tests and more than January 19

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The increase in Covid-19 that broke the record for the moving average of cases in the country and Anvisa’s analysis of the use of self-tests against the disease scheduled for today are among the highlights of the event. 5 facts morning of January 19, 2022.

outbreak of covid

The moving average of Covid-19 cases in Brazil exceeded the mark of 83 thousand infections and reached yesterday (18) the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic, surpassing the mark of June 2021. Driven by the increase in the Ômicron variant, the index represents a 90% growth in cases compared to the previous week. In the last 24 hours, the country recorded 137,103 new cases of the disease and 351 deaths – the highest number since November 17.

Use of self-tests

The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) must analyze today the request of the Ministry of Health for the use of Covid-19 self-tests in the country, according to an analysis by the analyst at the Ministry of Health. CNN Renata Agostini. The government believes that the measure can help in monitoring and fighting the disease, relieving laboratories and pharmacies.

Carnival in Rio

There is no way to carry out Carnival parades in Rio de Janeiro with a reduced audience at Marquês de Sapucaí, said yesterday the president of the Independent League of Samba Schools (Liesa), Jorge Perlingeiro. Discussion between the group and the municipal government continues, with a final meeting to decide details scheduled for next Monday. In São Paulo, the Anhembi Sambadrome will have only 70% of its capacity released.

doctors strike

An injunction requested by the City of São Paulo to the State Court of Justice (TJ-SP) prevents the start of the strike of doctors from the municipal network of the capital of São Paulo, scheduled for today. Among the demands of the class are more hiring for the sector and better working conditions in basic health units.

Market movement

The technology sector will be responsible for driving new job opportunities in 2022, with the positions of software engineers, data scientists and cybersecurity specialists among the most coveted. The scenario is pointed out in a new survey carried out by the social network Linkedin and proves the rise in the area since the beginning of the pandemic, which increased remote work in the country.

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Reference: CNN Brasil

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