BH closes week with nearly 2,500 new COVID cases; RT continues to rise – Gerais

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Movement of people in Praa Sete, in the center of Belo Horizonte, in the midst of a pandemic (photo: Leandro Couri/EM/DA Press)

Belo Horizonte ends the week with 2,412 new recorded cases of COVID and with the RT getting closer and closer to 1.0. In one day, the transmission rate of the coronavirus in the capital fell from 0.90 to 0.91. This means that every 100 people can transmit the virus to 91 others. This was the 17th consecutive day of elevated RT. The indicators of the pandemic, although they remained at the green stage, could still increase in the coming days due to the agglomerations in certain areas of the city during Carnival.

The occupancy of intensive care beds intended for the treatment of COVID patients in the city fell from 34.3% to 31.3%. In services, the rate fell from 27.3% to 26.3%. Regarding the number of deaths in the capital, 7,582 have been recorded. In one day, the municipal service of Sade recorded eight other deaths.

The number of confirmed cases of the disease reached 360,046 and the number of patients under medical supervision reached 1,469. The recovered reached 350,995.

(photo: Press Art/EM/DA)


From Monday (21), vaccination of children against COVID takes place in the health posts of the nine, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Municipal Health Directorate intends to vaccinate in the next week mainly children aged between 9 and 11 years, without comorbidity. In schools, vaccination will be suspended.

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