Rio City Hall puts the city at “low risk” for

During the 43rd epidemiological bulletin of the city of Rio, the City of Rio de Janeiro presented a new level of risk classification of covid-19 in the city. According to the data, the 33 Administrative Regions (ARs) are at a low level of disease transmission.

The municipal health secretary, Daniel Soranz, explained that the new classification is in accordance with the state’s risk map. Last Thursday (28), the state survey, for the first time, presented municipalities with a “very low” rating and one of them is the capital.

“This classification is in line with the state risk map, which brings low risk for the entire state and very low for the capital and other cities in the Metropolitan Region. We didn’t imagine that we would have as low a risk as we have now. Therefore, in our newsletter, we created the low risk category”, said Soranz.

Street vendor sells masks in downtown Rio; item is still indispensable indoors / Mauro Pimentel / AFP

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According to the newspaper Extra, in the city of Rio, the main indicators of the pandemic continue to fall. The rates of cases, hospitalizations, visits and deaths have been falling for about two months.

“We had a drastic reduction in the number of new admissions. Last week, we reached the lowest number of admissions per week since the beginning of the pandemic, in 2020″, informed the Undersecretary of Health Surveillance, Márcio Henrique Garcia, during the press conference this Friday (29) to address the situation of covid-19 in the city of Rio.

Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro

Edition: Jaqueline Deister

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