Cuiabá is one of only three capitals that currently shows signs of stability in cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Next to the capital of Mato Grosso, there are also Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and Vitória (ES). This is shown by O Boletim InfoGripe, published this Thursday (17.03) by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).
As shown by the community transmission indicators, only 4 capitals are part of the health macro-regions which have an incidence of weekly cases below the level considered high, and no capitals are found in the macro-regions at an extremely high level. Of the 27 capitals, one is part of the health macro-region at the pre-epidemic level (São Luís), 3 are in the macro-region at the epidemic level (Belém, Macapá and Palmas).
Cuiabá is part of the group of 21 capitals that are in high-level macros (Aracaju, Boa Vista, Campo Grande, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Goiânia, João Pessoa, Maceió, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Porto Velho, Recife, Rio Branco, Rio de Janeiro,
Salvador, São Paulo, Teresina and Vitória). Two are at a very high level (Belo Horizonte and Brasília), and none at an extremely high level.
Also according to the document, Mato Grosso is among the states in which at least one health macro-region can be observed with signs of long-term or short-term growth. Roraima and Tocantins in the North are also on the list; Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Sergipe in the northeast; Espírito Santo and São Paulo in the southeast; Federal District and Mato Grosso do Sul in the Midwest; and none from the South.
In three of the 27 federative units, there is a sign of growth in the long-term trend until week 10: Federal District, Espírito Santo and Roraima. All others show signs of decline in the long-term trend. However, four of them only show signs of growth in the short term: Ceará, Maranhão, Sergipe and Tocantins. In all places that show signs of growth, the data by age group suggests that this is a scenario limited to the child population. In the adult population, a sign of decline or stability remains. This increase in cases among children is also seen in several of the other states, although it does not translate into a sign of growth in aggregate data for the general population.