According to the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, an institution linked to the Ministry of Health, "the occupancy rates of ICU beds for COVID-19 for adults reveal the worst scenario observed, even due to its dispersion throughout the country."
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Porto Velho reports the worst scenario as all beds for critically ill patients are occupied. Hospitals in Florianópolis, Manaus and Fortaleza are also among the hardest-hit by the COVID-19 upsurge.
The foundation also remarked that as of today, the infection rate keeps rising in every state. The country has at least 10.3 million COVID-19 cases and over 251 000 deaths. On Friday, Brazil reached a new record of deaths, with 1582 reported in the last 24 hours.
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