"The situation in Manaus is tragic and continues to worsen. In the first days of February, we recorded an average of 105 deaths per day due to COVID-19, while in January the average was around 70 per day.” says Father Luis Moldino, spokesman for the archdiocese of Manaus.
For a city of just over 2.1 million inhabitants, the toll of 2,195 deaths from COVID-19 in little more than a month, since the beginning of January, is very heavy, and the exponential increase in the number of cases has led to the collapse of hospital facilities.
Caritas Brazil and the Brazilian Bishops' Conference have launched a campaign for the immediate purchase of oxygen cylinders and other items such as saturimeters, concentrators, masks, gloves and medicines.
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