Confirmed cases of Covid in JF have increased by 50 times

The Covid check positivity charge in Juiz de Fora is at the moment 50% (Photo: Leonardo Souza/PMF)

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Juiz de Fora have increased greater than 50-fold in the final month. The steadiness made by Tribuna from the epidemiological bulletin launched by the Municipality of Juiz de Fora (PJF) compares the diagnoses registered in the week of October 31 to November 7, when there have been solely 12 confirmations in seven days, and the times from November 30 to December 7, when these The quantity increased to 603 cases.

The enhance in Covid-19 cases in the municipality has been progressive for weeks. From seventh to sixteenth November, there have been 86 confirmations (in this case, the interval thought of was 9 days as a result of there was no publication of an epidemic bulletin on the 14th, the sixteenth being the closest). Between November 16 and 23, 188 have been recognized. The following week, from November 23 to 30, the quantity of cases increased additional, with 483 confirmed in a seven-day interval.

The final bulletin issued by PJF until the top of this version was on seventh December. Thus, contemplating the month previous to this launch (November 7 to December 7), there have been 1360 new confirmed cases of Kovid-19 in the municipality. In phrases of deaths, Juiz de Fora recorded seven victims of the illness in the identical interval.


According to the epidemiological bulletin knowledge launched this Monday (12) by the State Department of Health (SES-MG), Minas had 85,233 new confirmed cases in one month. The quantity of deaths in the identical interval was 164. Considering the final week, there have been 30,973 diagnoses of the illness and 54 deaths since December 5.

New variants are chargeable for the rise in cases

The enhance in the quantity of Covid-19 cases is especially associated to the circulation of new variants BA4 and BA5 originating from Omicron. According to Rodrigo Daniel de Souza, chargeable for the Health Surveillance Area and Infectologist on the University Hospital (HU) of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), this one is much more contagious than the earlier pressure. The enhance can be in step with the truth that folks have stopped utilizing masks persistently.

Despite the excessive charge of an infection, there was no enhance in extreme cases. “Fortunately, this pressure reveals no anticipated enhance in hospitalizations and deaths on the similar charge, proportionately. But it’s going to occur, so it isn’t for the person to remain calm”, he warns. “If this pressure had the identical depth and lethality as earlier ones, we’d already be in a catastrophic scenario, as a result of the quantity of cases is so excessive.”

According to specialists, the positivity charge of these variants can be excessive. This signifies that, of the notifications of suspected cases, most have been confirmed for Covid-19. “This month, that charge is near 50%. In the months when the worst occurred, like July final 12 months, this charge was 35%”, he explains. “In the final two weeks of November it began to extend. We have reached 27% positivity. So, out of each 4 assessments, one was for Covid-19. Now, for each two that arrive, there may be one Covid. The illness really prevails amongst different causes of respiratory infections.”

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Additionally, since cases are gentle, with out chills and fever, many individuals should not examined, which can result in underreporting of cases. According to infectologists, extra extreme signs solely have an effect on people who find themselves in poor well being or who have not been vaccinated towards Kovid-19.

Brazil receives vaccine towards new strains

In latest days, Brazil started receiving doses of the bivalent BA1 vaccine, which protects towards the unique Omicron variant and the BA1 variant. The first batch arrived final Friday (9), with 1.4 million doses, and the second, on Sunday (11), with 1.6 million doses.
There remains to be no forecast for the applying of the brand new immunizer. According to the Ministry of Health, a technical be aware ought to be printed in the approaching days, which can present data on the target market, utility and dosage distribution. According to the folder, quickly the nation may even have immunizers towards BA4 and BA5 variants.

According to infectologist Rodrigo Daniel de Souza, the primary vaccines towards Covid-19 used the primary coronavirus that was circulating as a mannequin. Two bivalent vaccines have been authorized by (*50*) in Brazil, one containing, in its formulation, this authentic virus and the BA1 variant, and the opposite additionally authentic, however with the BA4 and BA5 variants. “The two variants are extra much like the viruses which are at the moment circulating, as a result of they have undergone many mutations. When we begin vaccinating towards these strains, the safety and defenses to dam the illness will likely be enormously increased, it will likely be tough for it to have massive peaks and the quantity of cases will enhance, until a brand new pressure seems.”

Thus, in accordance with the infectologist, it’s crucial that new vaccines are distributed shortly to stop a rise in the quantity of cases and keep away from extreme cases. While this doesn’t occur, as a result of there isn’t any additional analysis on growing doses of different vaccines – corresponding to a fifth dose for the aged and most of the people -, in the meanwhile, preserving vaccination updated ought to be the precedence. “If an individual has by no means been vaccinated and is late in the vaccination schedule, he ought to obtain the quantity of doses beneficial for everybody”, he reinforces.

Mandatory masks in well being companies

Asked about measures associated to the rise in the quantity of Covid-19 cases in Juiz de Fora, the PJF, reported by the Secretariat of Health (SS), returned, as a method to forestall the unfold of the illness. Mandatory masks in private and non-private well being companies of major well being care, secondary care and tertiary care, long-term care establishments, therapeutic communities and residential remedy companies.

“Furthermore, PJF is constant the vaccination drive in 20 Basic Health Units (BHU), Women’s Department, Pregnant Women, Child and Adolescent Health (DSMGCA) and Geriatric Health (DSMGCA) from Monday to Friday. Sassy). On Saturday, vaccination is applied on the well being monitoring heart”, the be aware strengthened.

According to the PJF, enlargement of the target market for vaccination is finished by way of pointers and technical notes from the Ministry of Health and the State Health Secretariat (SES-MG).

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