According to an evaluation by the scientific committee managing the pandemic, the average number of deaths per week also increased by 1,100 percent, and the number of patients requiring hospitalization doubled.
Experts relate this data to the circulation of the variants from Brazil and the United Kingdom, ‘known for their virulence and lethality’, and acknowledged that the real figure may be five times higher, as many people still overcome the disease or die at home, without accessing health centers.
Recently, William Pape, at the head of the multisectoral commission that manages the pandemic, confirmed that they are working on the modification of care protocols, with the introduction of CPAP machines, which allow oxygenation of the lungs without the need for intubation.
They are also analyzing the integration of monoclonal antibodies and will maintain other drugs such as anticoagulants and antibiotics to limit side effects.
In its most recent balance published the day before, the Health Ministry confirmed 101 new cases and three deaths, for a total amount of 16,662 infections and 358 deaths related to Covid-19.