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Covid-19: Demand skyrockets for ICU beds as occupancy reaches 100% in 3 Brazilian capitals

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an upward trend, demand for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds for treatment of Covid-19 has grown over the past week, and occupancy reached 100% in three state capitals on Monday, May 31.

Curitiba (PR), Campo Grande (MS), and Aracaju (SE) are experiencing the collapse of their public health system, with bed occupancies equal to or higher than 100% and registering lines of patients infected with the coronavirus waiting for an intensive care unit spot.

There are 10 capitals with over 90% bed occupancy, and over 95% of available beds are occupied in 8 of . . .

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