It’s too early to remove the obligation to wear masks, says former PNI coordinator

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In an interview with CNN this Tuesday (9), epidemiologist Carla Domingues, former coordinator of the National Immunization Program (PNI), stated that it is still too early to remove the mandatory use of masks in the country, even though nine Brazilian states have spent 24 hours without recording any deaths by Covid-19.

According to the latest bulletin released on Monday (8) by the Ministry of Health, São Paulo, for example, did not record deaths for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the specialist, the advance of vaccination is being important and decisive, but we have not yet reached the “end of the game”. “We still have to vaccinate at least 90% of the population with two doses, and we are still at the level of 56%. In addition, it is necessary to vaccinate the population over 60 years, immunosuppressed people and health professionals with the third dose. We still have homework to do so that we can say that we have solved the pandemic issue in the country”, he says.

She also states that the removal of the use of masks needs to occur only when the disease is properly controlled.

São Paulo

The state of São Paulo did not record any Covid-19 deaths this Monday, informed the Government of the State of São Paulo.

Although Mondays usually have deaths below the weekly average, the state of São Paulo had never registered a day without deaths. The total number of deaths in the state, therefore, remains at 152,527.

Also according to government data, there are 359 new cases registered, totaling 4,413,241 since the beginning of the pandemic. Of this total, 4,242,148 had the disease and are now recovered, and 456,344 were hospitalized and discharged.

There are 3,011 inpatients across the state, with 1,375 in Intensive Care Units and 1,636 in the ward.

The occupancy rate of ICU beds in the state today is 24.5% and in Greater São Paulo it is 31.3%.

(*under supervision of Juliana Alves; with information from Carolina Figueiredo, from CNN)

Reference: CNN Brasil

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