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    Health Systems in most of the largest cities in Brazil are close to Collapse due To the cases of Covid-19, its main health the Institute warns.

    More than 80% of the intensive care units are occupied in the capitals of 25 of the 27 states of Brazil, said Fiocruz.

    Experts warn that the highly contagious variant in Brazil may have hit -on effects in the region and beyond.

    "Brazil is a threat to humanity," said Fiocruz Epidemiologist Jesem Orellana to the AFP news agency.

  • What is the Brazilian variant?
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    the country has registered more than 270,000 deaths and 11.2 million cases since the pandemic began.

    It has the second highest number of deaths in the world after the US. UU and the third highest number of confirmed cases.

    Despite this, President Jair Bolsonaro has constantly sought to minimize the threat posed by the virus. Earlier this week, he told people to "stop spinning".

    He has also opposed the quarantine measures adopted at the regional level, arguing that the damage to the economy would be worse than the effects of the virus itself.

    What is the situation in Brazil?

    On Wednesday, the country registered 2,286 Covid deaths, a new daily record.

    According to Fiocruz, 15 state capitals have intensive care units (ICUS) that are in more than 90% capacity, including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

    Some reports say that Brasilia has reached the total capacity of the ICU, while two cities, Porto Alegre and Big Country, have exceeded the capacity.

    In his report, the Institute warned that the figures point to "overload and even collapse of health systems".

    Brazilian epidemiologist Dr. Pedro Halllal told the TV program out of the BBC TV: "If we do not start vaccinating the population here very soon, it will become a massive tragedy."

    Dr Hallal, who works at Rio Grande do Sul, said that people felt "abandoned by the federal government".

    Meanwhile, the former Brazilian Leizer Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attacked President Bolsonaro for his "imbecile" handling of the pandemic.

    In the first speech of him since the convictions of corruption against him was annulled. He said on Wednesday: "Many of these deaths could have been avoided."

    Wednesday, the country registered 79,876 new cases. An increase in cases in recent days has been attributed to the spread of a highly contagious variant of the virus, called P1, which is believed to originated in the Amazonian city of Manaus.

    What do we know about Brazil's variant?

    Preliminary data suggest that variant P1 could be until double transmissible as the original version of the virus.

    also suggests that the new variant could evade the immunity built by having had the original version of Covid. The possibility of reinfection is between 25% and 60%." target="_BLANK">Image CopyrightTty ImagesImage Captiónen The new variant of Coronavirus first detected in Brazil has led to a wave in the deaths in the country

    last week, the Fiocruz Institute said P1 was just one of the various "variants of concern "That they have become dominant in six of eight states studied by the Rio-based organization.

    "This information is an atomic bomb," said Roberto Kraenkel, of the Covid. -19 Observatory of Brazil, said the Washington Post newspaper.

    General Director General of the World Health Organization ADHANOM GHEBRAYESUS has described the situation in Brazil as "very concerning" and warned of a possible regional spill.


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