Epidemic Curve of Covid-19 Cases after Lockdown in the Municipality of Belém, Pará State, Brazil

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Fabiane Diniz Machado Vilhena
Thamyles da Silva Dias
Patricia da Silva Ferreira
Leiliane Cristina de Souza Costa
Adriely Veloso Corrêa
Pamela Farias Santos
Denise Miriam de Barros da Silva
Letícia Gomes de Oliveira

Abstract

Objective: To describe the evolution of COVID-19 cases three weeks after the start of the lockdown in the municipality of Belém, State of Pará.

Methodology: Descriptive-epidemiological study, quantitative approach. The reported cases of Covid-19 were collected and analyzed in the municipality of Belém, from May 28 to June 3, 2020, that is, three weeks after the decree that regulated the lockdown. Data were extracted from the websites of the state departments and the following variables were evaluated: gender, age group, city.

Results: It was identified that there were records of 92 confirmed cases and 19 deaths from coronavirus in the municipality. People aged 60 years or older were the ones who received the most confirmation of the disease and who also died the most. Women were predominant among confirmed cases and men among deaths.

Conclusion: The present study consists of offering the academic environment reflections about the implementation of lockdown and how it reflects on the possible control of the increase of cases in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, based on the collection of epidemiological data of the disease, carried out in the municipality. For this, there was an increasing trend in the number of both confirmed cases and deaths. However, after the lockdown, it was possible to identify that the incidence remained in an isolation rate interval, without exponential growth, different from what was expected without the strategy. This contributes to the lower demand for care in health services and funeral homes.

Keywords:
Coronavirus, epidemiology, pandemic, epidemic curve

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Vilhena, F. D. M., Dias, T. da S., Ferreira, P. da S., Costa, L. C. de S., Corrêa, A. V., Santos, P. F., Silva, D. M. de B. da, & Oliveira, L. G. de. (2020). Epidemic Curve of Covid-19 Cases after Lockdown in the Municipality of Belém, Pará State, Brazil. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health, 41(13), 6-13. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijtdh/2020/v41i1330343
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