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Brazil´s Bahia state at risk of healthcare collapse

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The surge in Covid cases has placed the state of Bahia on alert for the risk of a collapse in its healthcare system.

There are at least nine healthcare facilities in Bahia in a critical situation, with ICU or clinical beds at 100% occupancy. The south of Bahia records maximum occupancy in 3 of the region's main hospitals - it was in one of these facilities that 93 year-old Dona Margarida spent at least two days trying to find a vacancy.

"They were trying to get an ICU bed to intubate her, but unfortunately there . . .

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