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Covid-19 mortality does not rise in any Brazilian state for first time this year – Fiocruz

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  For the first time in 2021, the Covid-19 mortality rate has not increased in any Brazilian state, noted the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in its pandemic monitoring report on Thursday, July 8.

The institution reports a "substantial" decrease in ICU bed occupancy by Covid-19 patients in most states, notably Tocantins (90% to 71%) and Sergipe (88% to 56%).

The occupancy rates of these beds fell at least five percentage points in another 14 states. In the largest capitals, the decline was less: in Rio de Janeiro it went from 63% to 59%, and in S . . .

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