Second Brazil wave strains hospitals in Sao Paulo’s interior

first_imgJAU, Brazil (AP) — Just as Brazil has a glimpse of hope with the start of vaccination, it faces a dizzying second COVID-19 wave that is straining facilities ability to treat patients. Intensive-care units in public hospitals have been maxxed out in several states and municipalities across the country, including two state capitals in the remote Amazon and even some cities like Jau in Sao Paulo, the nation’s wealthiest state.  Each day, several patients like turn up to the doors of the Santa Casa de Jau hospital door, hoping to get treatment or to be hospitalized. But the facility, which also attends COVID-19 patients from 11 nearby municipalities, reached full capacity on Jan. 18.last_img

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