At one Hospital in Rio de Janeiro State, the ICU is Full of COVID-19 Patients

A press team visited the intensive care ward at the public Oceanico hospital in Niteroi, and saw that all its beds except for one were full. The empty bed was being prepared to receive a new patient.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AP) The intensive care unit in the public Oceanico hospital in the Brazilian city of Niteroi in the state of Rio de Janeiro is full of COVID-19 patients, and medical workers are constantly on the move.

A dozen doctors, covered from head to toe in protective clothing and equipment, divide up the tasks. In front of a bed, a doctor checks the vital signs of an elderly man and covers him with a blanket. Another uploads patient information to a computer.

"You will get out of this," a doctor said to a sick, elderly man . . .

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