The sudden increase in COVID cases is a health concern in São Joaquim


Positive cases of Covid-19 elevated once more in the town of São Joaquim, in the Serra Catarinense. Figures from the Department of Health present that in current days demand for screening facilities has been as much as 300% larger than regular days in current weeks.

This increase prompted the Department of Health to ascertain new opening hours on Monday final week from 7am to accommodate the inflow of individuals searching for speedy appointments and assessments.

Luciana Costa – Nurse on the Screening Coordination Center in São Joaquim

🇧🇷Before, we have been serving to 20-30 individuals a day and with about 03-04 positives a day, and there have been days when no constructive affected person was registered. We have been in the method of closing screening actions after the pandemic, Sao Joaquim is one of many few cities that also has a screening middle open. But abruptly every thing got here again, we’ve as much as 120 calls a day, there are days when we’ve 20 to 25 positives a day.” Reports Luciana Costa, one of many coordinating nurses on the São Joaquim triage middle.

It is necessary to contemplate that due to the vaccine there is not any burden in sufferers who’re constructive. Thanks to the vaccine, the signs at the moment are gentle and average, nothing in comparison with the extreme signs that they had earlier than the vaccine, with a excessive variety of deaths and hospitalizations. The vaccine does work, in a very clear and exact means, to cut back these signs of COVID-19.

Possible causes

For infectologists and researchers from the Osvaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the increase in constructive cases of coronavirus in current weeks could also be associated to the entire leisure of protecting measures, the seasonal interval of transmission of respiratory viruses and the poor adherence to the third dose, in adults and the fourth dose in aged individuals.

Another skilled rationalization is that the sudden increase in Covid-19 cases is associated to adjustments in temperature after the extreme chilly wave that has prevailed in current weeks, as individuals accumulate extra indoors and this impacts respiratory ailments. This sudden increase in cases could also be associated to climate, seasonality and adjustments in temperature.

Sub-variant BQ.1

In circulation in the nation, the brand new subvariant of Covid omicron, BQ.1, has signs just like the earlier variants and is no more severe. Either means, the Ministry of Health’s advice is to complement the vaccine schedule – which protects towards this new sub-variant.

In addition, it is strongly advisable that individuals once more put on masks, use gel alcohol and keep away from crowding in closed locations, in addition to booster doses of the vaccine.

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