COVID-19: Large-scale Testing from Dec 02 in Rio Brazil
COVID-19: Large-scale Testing from Dec 02 in Rio Brazil. As the COVID-19 pneumonia infection rate in the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has reached a new peak, the acting governor of the state of Rio Cladio Castro announced on December 1 that the state will start from the 3rd, including the cities of Rio and San Goncalo. Five areas within the country began large-scale COVID-19 testing.
Castro announced this decision at a new press conference after meeting with the newly elected mayor of Rio Paes that day. It is reported that the test will adopt the nucleic acid detection method of nasopharyngeal swab.
Castro said the move is to strengthen the early diagnosis and treatment of patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. Paez promised to open more inpatient wards to receive patients in the public hospital in Akali, north of Rio. But both of them ruled out the possibility of social isolation again.
Since November, Rio State has seen a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 pneumonia infections and deaths in a short period of time. Within one day on December 1, 3,628 cases of COVID-19 pneumonia were confirmed in the state and 93 people died.
The daily average number of COVID-19 pneumonia infections is 2,449, which is 35% higher than two weeks ago and reached the highest value since August 22. The daily average number of deaths from COVID-19 pneumonia is 77, an increase of 15% from two weeks ago.
The occupancy rate of intensive care beds in public hospitals in the state has continued to rise for nearly a month, reaching 93% on December 1. This means that 259 patients in public hospitals line up for an inpatient bed, and 164 critically ill patients line up for an ICU bed.