Campinas Covid-19 Committee recommends returning to the use of masks in transport and in crowded places

Campinas Covid-19 Committee recommends returning to the use of masks in transport and in crowded places
Campinas Covid-19 Committee recommends returning to the use of masks in transport and in crowded places

The Municipal Committee to Combat the Pandemic of Human Infection by the New Coronavirus again strongly recommends the use of masks in poorly ventilated places (without natural ventilation), agglomerations and public transport in Campinas. The decision was taken during a group meeting on the morning of Wednesday, November 23, to analyze the epidemiological situation of Covid-19 in the city.

In addition to the recommendation, the current measures of Decree 22,146, from May of this year, are maintained: mandatory use of the equipment in all health services; by employees and visitors of Long Stay Institutions for the Elderly (ILPIs) and also by people suspected or confirmed to have transmissible respiratory diseases, whether in open or closed environments. The decree also indicates the use for risk groups, such as the elderly, immunosuppressed, pregnant women and people with comorbidities.

“People have to be aware. Especially those who are part of risk groups and/or live with those who are more subject to the complications caused by the disease. It is also important to protect children from respiratory diseases, as, as in this time of 2021, we have a high number of respiratory conditions in this population”, said the Secretary of Health, Lair Zambon.

number of cases

Campinas recorded an increase in mild cases of Covid-19 in November. From October 30 to November 5, considering the onset of symptoms, 434 cases of the disease were registered. In the week of November 6th to 12th, there were 799 in the city.

The number of consultations for respiratory symptoms at the Municipal SUS also increased when comparing the same periods: from October 30 to November 5, there were 3,122. In the following week, from November 6th to 12th, 5,033 people were assisted. In the period from the 13th to the 19th of this month, they increased to 6,083.

vaccines

As well as the use of a mask, the authorities say that it is essential that the population complete the vaccination cycle against Covid-19, both for the first cycle and for additional doses. Of the 55 people who were hospitalized for Covid-19 between August 28 and November 19, about 75% did not have the complete vaccination schedule, that is, with the four doses.

Vaccines are available at 66 Health Centers in the city without the need for prior scheduling.

Source: Secretariat of Communication of the Municipality of Campinas
Photo: Fernanda Sunega/Campinas City Hall

The article is in Portuguese

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