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Santa Maria confirmed its second death from Covid-19 in September. There were 20 days without new records, Since the tenth of this month. Now, the municipality has had 824 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The latest victim is a 76-year-old man. He was admitted to the Astrogildo de Azevedo hospital complex on September 5, the same day he was diagnosed with Covid-19. Five days later, the elderly person was transferred to the intensive care unit. The death occurred last Wednesday.
September was like the first months of the epidemic in the central region. 32 of 39 municipalities covered by the magazine He has had no deaths from Covid in a month. In the case of Santa Maria, the first death of the month was after 10 days without records. Now, the interval between deaths has doubled.
There is no definitive picture of the most transmissible type of coronavirus in Santa Maria. The Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) sequenced 30 samples from infected patients each week.
Samples are taken from vaccinated patients who require hospitalization; Patients with atypical development (appear in less than five days of acute respiratory syndrome symptoms or death); patients from border areas or abroad; Suspected re-infection and vaccination of health professionals. In addition, if there are “vacancies” up to a total of 30, other samples are ranked among the positive cases.
However, the city has not reported the number of confirmed cases of the variant in Santa Maria. In the last report, the total was 39. However, the executive authority indicated that all positive cases were updated in the epidemiological bulletin.
According to Thursday’s release, there are 44,324. It is unknown how many of each mutation is. The city is directing to maintain preventive Covid-19 care regardless of the alternative.
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