São Paulo’s Ibirapuera Park will receive a field hospital with 240 beds, to be inaugurated on May 1. This will be the third such field hospital in the state capital, with the other two being located at the Pacaembu football stadium and the Anhembi exhibition and conference center. With the hospital in Ibirapuera Park, the city of São Paulo will have an additional 1,800 beds to face the Covid-19 pandemic.
Governor João Doria also announced that private companies will donate basic food baskets to 4 million people. The food will cost a total of BRL 100 million. State health officials also announced the numbers of people infected and killed by Covid-19:
- There are 4,861 confirmed cases and 304 deaths;
- There are also 733 people hospitalized in infirmaries and another 703 in intensive care.