Mato Grosso records almost five thousand cases and nine deaths from Covid in January -…

Mato Grosso records almost five thousand cases and nine deaths from Covid in January -…
Mato Grosso records almost five thousand cases and nine deaths from Covid in January -…
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Of the 142 municipalities in Mato Grosso, around 38% are classified as moderate risk, according to the Mato Grosso Covid-19 Panel.

Mato Grosso registered 4,718 cases of Covid-19 in the first month of 2024 alone. According to data from the State Department of Health (SES-MT), collected in the early afternoon of yesterday, Wednesday (31), this total has already it is almost four times greater than the number of cases reported in December 2023, which totaled 1,201. In addition, nine deaths from the disease were recorded this month.

According to information, the increase in cases may be the result of a subvariant discovered in the state. Until last week, four people reportedly tested positive for the JN 2.5 strain, but there were no confirmed deaths due to it.

Of the Covid-19 deaths recorded this month, three were women and six men. The victims were between 59 and 96 years old, all living in the interior of the state.

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Of the 142 municipalities in Mato Grosso, around 38% are classified as moderate risk, according to the Mato Grosso Covid-19 Panel.

To date, Sinop (480 km from Cuiabá) leads with the number of cases, registering 211. Next comes Cacereswith 194 cases, and Lucas do Rio Verde, which has already registered 178. The Capital registered 111 positive cases this month alone.

Despite presenting low risk, Cuiabá is the leader in hospitalized patients, totaling eight in health units. Sinop, in turn, currently has seven hospitalizations and Pontes and Lacerda, with three.

Some municipalities are already beginning to introduce prevention measures. In the case of Várzea Grande, the mask use is again required in health units. In the Capital, City Hall has organized joint testing days.

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