Brazil reports record of deaths of nursing personnel

A study revealed that the deaths of nursing personnel in Brazil represents 30 percent of the world total.

A total of 316 nurses, technicians and assistants in Brazil have died while carrying out their duties in the midst of the battle against Covid-19, according to a study by the Nursing Observatory.

According to the document, this represents 30 percent of the deaths of nursing personnel in the world, with 64 percent of the total victims being women.

Most of the deaths, 35.4 percent, occurred in the southeast, where the states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo are located, followed by the states of the northeast (27.2 percent) and north (21.5 percent).

The Observatory, created by the Federal Nursing Council (Cofen), evaluated the impact on the sector in its research, revealing that 29,609 nurses, technicians and assistants contracted Covid-19 in Brazil.

The state of Sao Paulo is the region with the most cases of nurses infected since last March, with a total of 4,915.

Source: Telesur

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