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Coronavirus in Brazil: why the country is going through “the greatest crisis in the history of its health system”

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The demand for intensive care care continues to grow in Brazil.

Brazil is going through a historic collapse in its health services due to the coronavirus.

At that time, 25 of the 27 states in that country have more than 80% of their intensive care units occupied, according to a report from the Fiocruz health institute.

And in states like Rio Grande do Sul there are no more beds available.

The collapse is a consequence of the critical moment that Brazil is going through, which registered its record number of deaths in a single day from covid-19 on March 16.

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