Frontline heatlh staff in Brazil are at critical threat of contracting COVID-19 as they perform important work, mentioned the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday.
“These professionals are not only saving lives, they are also ensuring essential services continue for everyone, whether it be health care, social services or education. They deserve our full support and solidarity,” mentioned Simone Casabianca-Aeschlimann, the ICRC’s head of delegation for Brazil and the Southern Cone international locations. The group introduced a marketing campaign Monday to help important staff in Brazil.
At least 232,992 well being professionals have been recognized with COVID-19 and 196 of these have formally died of it, in response to an August 6 bulletin from the Brazilian well being ministry.
“The minister highlights the commitment, dedication and altruism of health professionals who are at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19,” mentioned the Brazilian well being ministry in a press launch Saturday.
The numbers, nonetheless, may very well be a lot larger. Brazil’s Federal Council of Nursing recorded 325 COVID-19 deaths inside the nursing occupation alone.
“Each number hides the face of a mother, a father, children, dear friends, colleagues who faced shifts together and fear for their lives and their families,” wrote the council in an August 7 response to the well being ministry.
Brazil has recorded greater than three million confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 and over 100,000 deaths from the illness up to now, in response to Johns Hopkins University. Brazil has the second-highest variety of circumstances and deaths on the earth, behind solely the United States.