André Luiz Thomaz de Souza, Josiane Lima de Gusmão, José Martim Marques Simas, Paulo Vitor Marques Simas, Alana Campos Ikeda


Introduction: Knowing the epidemiological profile of COVID-19 can assist in decision making to stop the pandemic. In this context, the objective of this study was to analyze the epidemiological profile of COVID-19 cases in Ribeira Valley, SP, Brazil Outline: Epidemiological survey in a secondary database on COVID-19 cases in Vale do Ribeira, until August 15, 2020. Results: 4,873 cases of COVID-19 were recorded, of which 108 died. Among the confirmed cases, females predominated, from 20 to 59 years old, with heart disease. Deaths occurred more frequently in males, aged over 60 years old, with heart disease. The lethality rate was 2.22% and it was found that the greater the demographic density of the municipality, the greater the number of cases and deaths. Implications: The growing trend in the number of new cases and deaths due to COVID 19 in the Vale do Ribeira provides a warning signal for the need to periodically evaluate the success of the prophylactic measures adopted in the region. Therefore, the dissemination of epidemiological data on the disease, combined with preventive measures, must be reinforced to avoid the collapse in the health system and economic activity in the region.


Pandemias; Coronavírus; Infecções por Coronavírus; Epidemiologia; Vigilância em Saúde Pública.

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