São Paulo only reporting severe Covid-19 cases

new cases hospitals Update: 1,128 confirmed Covid-19 infections, 18 deaths

Despite being the epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak in Brazil, the state of São Paulo is still only notifying severe cases of the disease, despite a request from the state’s Accounts Court to report all infections, according to news website G1.

Speaking to the local press, the coordinator of Disease Control for the local Health Department, Paulo Menezes, said they will keep following the Health Ministry’s guidelines and notifying only hospitalized people and health professionals that may have been infected. 

As of Wednesday morning, São Paulo had registered 371 deaths and 5,682 confirmed Covid-19 cases. In Brazil, the numbers reach 14,152 patients and a death toll of 693.