Coronavirus bulletin of 03/8: Minas Gerais registers 16,196 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours

WMA Department of Health advice reinforces importance for people to follow guidelines to prevent spread of virus

According to the coronavirus epidemiological report of this Tuesday (March 8, 2022), to date, 3,250,989 confirmed cases of human infection with Covid-19 have been reported in Minas Gerais, with an official death toll of 59,999 confirmed. . . 109,169 cases are being tracked and 3,081,821 cases have been recovered. In the past 24 hours, there have been 16,196 cases and 8 confirmed deaths.

About suspected cases: According to the new definition recommended by the Ministry of Health and the Minas Gerais State Health Department (SES), cases previously defined as “suspicious” are now registered in official reporting systems as influenza-like illness. non-specific, because they do not fulfill, in their exhaustiveness, the criterion of laboratory investigation. These cases will remain under surveillance by state and municipal epidemiological surveillance, but will no longer be treated as suspected cases of Covid-19 and will become respiratory syndromes of health interest.

About suspicious deaths: At this stage, priority will be given to disseminating indicators that best reflect the dynamics of the disease in the state, such as deaths and confirmed cases (as the Ministry of Health already does). It is understood that these are the main variables for monitoring the evolution of the disease, predicting the curve of cases and directing care actions.10 All the indicators previously disclosed will however continue to be monitored by the SES/MG.

Consult the epidemiological report here.

Managers of health areas, access the campaign material of the State Secretariat for Health (SES) at this link (HERE).

about coronavirus

The coronavirus (ICD10) is a family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. The new coronavirus agent was discovered on December 31, 2019, after cases were recorded in China and causes the disease called coronavirus (Covid-19).

The incubation period of the disease is the time it takes for the first symptoms to appear, of the coronavirus infection, which can be from two to 14 days.

Viral transmission is possible after symptoms resolve, but the length of the period of communicability is unknown for coronavirus.

The main known symptoms are: fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

When you experience these symptoms, seek a health center immediately. If you have common flu symptoms, try to stay home, self-isolate, rest, and drink plenty of fluids.

Source: COESMINAS/COVID-19/SESMG/State Government and Ministry of Health.

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