João Pedro Bandeira da Silva, Letícia Nunes Costa, Thiago Alberto de Sousa Monteiro, Thyara de Oliveira Pinto, Nytale Lindsay Cardoso Portela


Introduction: The entry of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Brazil is spreading rapidly and reaches the interior cities. Caxias, the fifth most populous in Maranhão, since April 2020, has recorded cases of Covid-19. In this study, the objective is to analyze the epidemiological profile of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) reported in the city of Caxias – Maranhão. Outline: Observational, descriptive epidemiological study, carried out with secondary data extracted from the Bulletin “COVID-19 in Caxias-MA”, from April 12 to June 1, 2020. Age group, sex, city area of cases was evaluated confirmed and deaths. The data were grouped in Microsoft Excel®, with descriptive statistical analysis, absolute and relative frequency. Results: In the analyzed period, 290 cases and 11 deaths from the novel coronavirus were confirmed. Of the confirmed cases 24.8% in the age group between 30 to 39 years old and 22.1% in the 40 to 49 years old, 51.7% male and 96.5% in the urban area. Deaths occurred in females (54.5%), aged 60 to 69 years old (36.3%) and comorbidities (72.7%). Implications: It is necessary to reinforce social distancing, increase the performance of confirmatory tests of COVID-19, promote notions of hygiene for prevention, monitoring, and control to minimize the spread of the virus.


Infecções por Coronavírus, Pandemia, Epidemiologia, Monitoramento Epidemiológico, Vigilância em Saúde.

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