Brazil is under the influence of a new wave in the global epidemic. The number of cases and deaths in the country is increasing day by day. The health system is on the verge of collapse.
The daily loss of life on the second day in a row exceeded 3 thousand. 3 thousand 438 people died in one day due to the virus. Approximately 86 thousand new cases were detected. According to the data, one fourth of the casualties worldwide in the last two weeks were recorded in Brazil.
Due to the attitude of President Jair Bolsonaro, who compared the coronavirus to a mild flu, the measures cannot be fully implemented in the country. The health system is also alarming. In half of the 26 states in the country, the occupancy rate of intensive care units is over 90 percent. So much so that the ambulances of some hospitals do not go to take new patients because there is no space left.
Crowded patient groups have to be treated in the same room. The shortage of personnel and medical equipment is another point that challenges hospitals.
Brazil is the second country with the highest number of deaths in the world, after the United States. In the country with a population of approximately 210 million, more than 310 thousand people have died so far due to the epidemic. More than 12.5 million cases were seen.