The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has announced that its hospital network has started to collapse, as there is a lack of intensive care unit beds due to the increasing number of Covid-19 patients suffering from Covid-19.
Mato Grosso is the third after Santa Catarina and Minas Gerais to request the transfer of patients with Covid-19 out of state due to the lack of hospital beds amid the latest wave of the pandemic. Over the last two weeks, deaths from the virus in Mato Grosso have increased by 28 per cent, according to officials. As of Sunday, Mato Grosso had registered 258,929 coronavirus cases and 5,886 deaths.
The country’s death toll, currently the second largest following the US, stood at 265,411.