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The Impacts of Social Distancing on the Incidence of Covid-19 in a Municipality in the Brazilian Amazon

Journal: International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science (Vol.9, No. 10)

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Page : 194-199

Keywords : COVID-19; Epidemiology; Health Surveillance;

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The Covid-19 pandemic culminated in the rupture of the contemporary world's relationship with infectious diseases, as it is an unprecedented event. In this way, social distancing measures were necessary, through confinement and seclusion with the delimitation of some rules. To analyze the effects of implementing social distancing on the incidence of Covid-19 in a municipality in the Brazilian Amazon region. This is a descriptive study with a cross-sectional quantitative approach, about the impacts of social distancing in the pandemic in the municipality of Tucuruí, in the inner city of the Pará state. This work took place through the collection of secondary data in the public domain, therefore, dispensing with the Ethics Committee. It took place in 3 stages, namely data collection, tabulation and data analysis. Results: From January 2020 to December 2021, the Department of Epidemiological Surveillance of Tucuruí carried out 8,499 notifications of cases of Covid-19, with an average of 4,249 cases per year in this period, with 2021 being the highest incidence, with 65.81% (n = 5,594) reported cases. There were 4 lockdowns during this period, with an average decrease of 32% (n = 200) in notifications. In summary, it was noted that the weather caused by Covid-19 devastated the population and especially the health management system of the municipality. However, with the establishment of service management, it was possible to verify the control of new cases, favoring the quality of the conduct of the managing health institutions.

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