March 30, 2023
Since MS vaccination began, Covid is killing fewer people with comorbidities

Since MS vaccination began, Covid is killing fewer people with comorbidities

A group of patients with pre-existing health problems was one of those given priority in the vaccination campaign

From an ampoule of a vaccine against covid-19, a specialist prepares the injection (Photo: Henrique Kawaminami)

Since the first person was vaccinated against covid-19 in Mato Grosso do Sul, on January 18, 2021, deaths from the disease have decreased in patients with comorbidities. The comparison was made through the report in front of the latest data released by SES (State Secretariat in the health).

At the beginning of the year, in January, people who had at least one of the comorbidities listed by the Ministry of Health had the health They represented 85% of all coronavirus deaths in the state. Currently, the number of victims of comorbidity has decreased to 78.5%.

In this group, 45.7% of deaths were from people with chronic cardiovascular disease. Then came those with diabetes (36.2%), followed by hypertension (33%) and chronic respiratory disease (13.4%).

Recommended by the federal government at the start of the coronavirus vaccination campaign, this group of people included patients with one 22 diseases or clinical conditions were included.

However, deaths of people without comorbidities increased from 15% of the total to 21.5%. These data do not necessarily indicate that there were more deaths in these people, but those with comorbidities were less frequent. In general, the daily record of victims of the disease in Mato Grosso do Sul has decreased.