Ômicron accounts for 80% of Covid cases in the city of São Paulo

According to the ministry, amongst 105 samples analyzed by the Butantan Institute just lately, 20 (19.4%) have been constructive for delta

Wesley Pharaoh Klimpel
Florianopolis, SC

The omicron variant accounts for 80% of Covid-19 cases in the city of São Paulo, the Municipal Health Department stated on Tuesday (11). So far, 154 individuals contaminated with the new pressure of the coronavirus have been recognized in the capital of São Paulo.

According to the folder, amongst 105 samples analyzed by the Butantan Institute just lately, 20 (19.4%) have been constructive for the delta variant and 85 (80.95%) for the ômicron pressure.

The dates that correspond to the omicron samples weren’t disclosed by the administration. Genomic surveillance is carried out in partnership between the city corridor and the Butantan Institute. About 300 samples of RT-PCR constructive for Covid-19 are studied weekly.

The city corridor has carried out speedy checks in the Emergency Care Units (UPAs), Outpatient Medical Assistance (AMAs), Emergency Care (PAs), emergency rooms (PSs) and in the 469 Basic Health Units (UBS), in the triage, to determine constructive cases of Covid-19.

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The checks achieved by well being professionals are by the antigen methodology. “The measure helps to determine cases extra shortly and preserve affected person monitoring in the city of São Paulo,” the ministry stated in a press release.

The prefecture started, final Wednesday (5), to double-test individuals with flu-like signs for Covid-19 and influenza. According to the Municipal Health Department, about 300,000 units of checks shall be made obtainable in all 469 UBSs in the capital.


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The simultaneous incidence of the new H3N2 influenza pressure and the ômicron variant has led to a rise in hospitalizations and visits to sufferers with respiratory signs in private and non-private hospitals in São Paulo.

Respiratory syndromes have additionally precipitated issues for public administration. In the capital of São Paulo, in the final week, 1,585 professionals have been away for Covid-19 or flu syndrome. The Ricardo Nunes administration (MDB) has 94,526 everlasting staff or staff employed by OSS (Social Health Organizations).

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