On Monday (13), Brazil registered more than 1.8 million infected by Covid-19 and 72,833 deaths from the disease. In all, there were 20,000 new cases in just 24 hours. According to the Johns Hopkins University survey, there are now more than 13 million infected with the coronavirus worldwide; the deaths exceeded 570,000.
To help save lives, a campaign promoted by the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases and Instituto Estáter will offer oximeters to low-income patients diagnosed with coronavirus. The devices are used to check the oxygen level in the blood and are essential in the early stages of the disease.
The objective is to prevent the case from evolving into a very serious condition when intubating the patient. According to the president of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, many people have low oxygenation without the feeling of shortness of breath. Clóvis Arns points out that, because of this, many visit hospitals too late.
The intention of the campaign is mainly to reach patients over 60 years old and with previous health problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. On Monday (13), the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic could get worse and worse if basic health precautions are not practiced.
Tedros Adhanom also said that among the 230 thousand new cases notified on Sunday (12), 50% were from only two countries, the United States and Brazil, which are the most affected.
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