March 31, 2023
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Fiocruz’s newsletter brings Para among countries with high Covid-19 rates

Para is among the 12 states that have recorded cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SRAG) caused by Covid-19. This is what reveals the new Fiocruz InfoGripe publication, released yesterday, 18. The report also highlights that the disease corresponds to 47% of respiratory infections diagnosed in the past four weeks, with an upward trend. In the past month, the proportion of tests performed with a positive result increased by 682% in laboratories in Brazil.

In Pará and in six other states — Amazonas, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina and São Paulo — the growth in SARS records in the over-60s is caused by the coronavirus, according to the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation.

On the national map provided by Fiocruz indicating the progression of SARS related to Covid-19, Pará stands out with a 95% probability of increase in Covid-19 cases. The indicator takes into account the estimation of recent cases and the evolution of these indicators in time series graphs for each location.

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The analysis is based on data entered up to 14 November in the Information System for Epidemiological Surveillance of Influenza (Sivep-Flu) of the Ministry of Health. For Fiocruz researcher and InfoGripe coordinator Marcelo Gomez, the scenario reinforces the importance of keeping the population up to date on the disease’s vaccination schedule.

Many countries have returned to recommending the use of masks. In addition to the vaccine, researcher Fiocruz is also drawing attention to guidelines on the use of masks in certain places with the aim of limiting the spread of the virus.

“The vaccine is very important for reducing the risk of disease exacerbation, but it has a slightly smaller role in transmission. Therefore, it is essential that we use good masks again in specific situations, that is, in public transport, closed spaces and situations with a lot of people in a relatively small space. It is a vaccine. On the arm and a mask on the face “, confirms researcher Marcelo Gomez.


Belém is among the 17 capital cities that show signs of growth in the long-term direction. Differently from Para state, the capital city records more growth in the 20-29 age group, according to the bulletin. The following capitals are also showing growth: Aracaju (SE), Plano Belotto and surrounding areas of Brasília (DF), Curitiba (PR), Florianópolis (SC), Fortaleza (CE), João Pessoa (PB), Maceio (AL), Manaus (AM), Natal (RN), Recife (PE), Rio Branco (AC), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Salvador (BA), Sao Luis (MA), Sao Paulo (SP) and Teresina (PI).

Boletim Infogripe notes that because laboratory data associated with cases in recent weeks is partial, this scenario tends to change over the next few weeks. “These numbers are expected to be larger than what we’ve already observed in this update, and may increase the number of countries in such a situation,” Fiocruz tells.

In terms of death cases across the country, the Boletim Infogripe report highlights that the percentage was 83.6% for Sars-CoV-2 and Covid-19, 4.1% for influenza A and 1.4% for RSV. There has been no significant number of deaths associated with influenza B.


In 2022, 40,439 deaths have already been recorded across the country, of which 29,253 (72.3%) are with a positive laboratory result for some respiratory virus, 9,033 (22.3%) are negative, and at least 869 (2.1%) are awaiting results. lab. Of the positives this year, 3.2% are influenza A, 0.1% are influenza B, 0.8% are respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and 94.1% are SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19). In the past four epidemic weeks, the prevalence among positive cases was 4.1% influenza A, 0.0% influenza B, 1.4% respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), 83.6% SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19).

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Last week, the Fiocruz Covid-19 Observatory again recommended the use of masks in enclosed spaces, with little ventilation or crowding. It is also recommended for groups at risk of developing the disease, such as immunosuppressants, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with comorbidities.

l The Observatory also stresses that the best preventive measure against the coronavirus is a vaccine and that everyone must complete the immunization schedule, including the second booster dose, intended for all adults over 18 years of age.