The state of Amazonas, which added another 162 deaths on Saturday, has reported 100 per cent occupancy in public hospitals and 90 per cent occupancy in private hospitals, as local health system grapples with a lack of oxygen to treat those with COVID-19.
With a total of 7,051 deaths and 248,561 cases so far, Amazonas Governor Wilson Lima announced that starting next Monday there will be seven days of unprecedented restrictions to stop the spread of the pandemic, with all non-essential activities prohibited.
Brazil, which began its national vaccination campaign on Monday, has the world's second-highest number of deaths from COVID-19 and third in the number of caseload.
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