As the pandemic worsens, the number of new confirmed cases and deaths in many Brazilian states is rising, while the medical system is on the verge of collapse, and the beds in intensive care units in many hospitals are at full capacity or near-full capacity.
Dimas Covas, director of the Butantan Institute, an authoritative medical research institute in
Brazil, said that the collapse of the medical system faced by the capital of Manaus in the northern Amazon state, the central city of Jał in the southeastern
São Paulo and the inland city of Alalaquala may no longer be isolated cases, and it is expected that patients will be hospitalized and heavier nationwide in the future.
The speed of full load of the symptom bed will be accelerated.
One reason for this judgment comes from concerns about the current rate of spreading Variant coronavirus, Kovas said.
He pointed out that compared with ordinary coronavirus, the spread rate of Variant viruses is at least 30% to 50% higher, which is also an important reason for the sharp increase in new confirmed cases and deaths from January to February this year.
He pointed out that the current situation may continue to deteriorate, and although vaccination is under way, the virus variants may spread faster.
While vaccination is critical, Covas stressed that it is imperative to control the spread of COVID-19 and stop the pandemic of Variant viruses, which may become the main source of infection in the future.
It is reported that the governments of Rondonia in northwest Brazil, Santa Catarina and Grand River Sr South in the south issued an early warning of the collapse of the medical system on Thursday (25th local time).
At least 12 states of the country are currently facing an overrun health care system.