Public Health system in largest Brazilian city in danger of collapsing with increased number of Covid-19 cases

The Mayor in the largest city in Brazil, São Paulo, said that there is a danger of the public health system collapsing with an increase in the demand for emergency beds to treat the cases of Coronavirus.

Bruno Covas said that public hospitals are at 90% capacity and there is a possibility that there will be no more space for patients in the next two weeks.

Sao Paulo is one of the worst hit regions with more than 3000 deaths to date. On Saturday, Brazil continued to see a drastic increase in the number of infections, overtaking Spain and Italy to become the nation with the fourth largest number of infections..  In Brazil there are more than 241,000 Covid-19 cases, with more than 7000 cases being registered in the last 24 hours.

On the other hand, the UK registered 170 deaths, the lowest number since 24 March when it implemented the lockdown. In Italy, the number of. cases was 145, the lowest number since 9 March. In Spain, the number of deaths from Covid-19 was 87 people – the first time that the rate of deaths was below 100.

In other repercussions caused by the virus, Japan entered its first recession since 2015, with a decrease of 0.9% in its gross domestic product for the first quarter of this year. More European countries are expected to relax their restrictions as from today.   Globally, there have been 4.7 million confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the world and 315,000 deaths.

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