A 22-year-old Brazilian man died from Covid-19 whereas ready for an ICU mattress in Sao Paulo, the town’s mayor Bruno Covas mentioned throughout a information convention Thursday.
The person was admitted to a neighborhood hospital on the night time of March 11 and died from the virus on March 13. The ICU mattress turned obtainable a day after he died, in keeping with Covas.
“He died 46 hours after coming into the hospital,” Covas mentioned, including that he “was solely 22 years outdated. This exhibits how the profile of the [Covid-19] sufferers is altering.”
Brazil has confronted a surge in infections this month. On Thursday, Sao Paulo metropolis reached an ICU occupancy price of 88%, in keeping with the state’s well being authorities. The extent is near what the town noticed on the peak of its first wave of infections in June 2020.
As of Thursday, 395 persons are nonetheless ready for an ICU mattress in Sao Paulo, in keeping with Covas.
“The town, which has by no means stopped, must cease. In order that we do not have extra circumstances like this, of people who find themselves not admitted [to the ICU] resulting from lack of beds,” mentioned Covas.
Lack of medical provides: Brazil’s current surge in infections is just not solely inflicting a scarcity of ICU beds all through the nation, but in addition resulting in a scarcity of important provides and medicines for sufferers in these items.
The Nationwide Entrance of Mayors (FNP) despatched a letter to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the Well being Ministry Thursday asking for “speedy measures” from the federal authorities, together with sedation medicines and oxygen for intubated sufferers with Covid-19 and different diseases.
In accordance with FNP, mayors are asking for assist to stop “the tragic and merciless scenes just lately witnessed in Manaus.” The most important metropolis within the state of Amazonas skilled main oxygen shortages in January.
The group of mayors represents 412 cities accounting for 61% of Brazil’s inhabitants.