The federal agency reported that for the fifth consecutive week, the COVID-19 pandemic in the country continued to decline, going from an average of 3,011 confirmed cases per day in epidemiological week four, which ran from January 22 to 28. , 1,771 in the fifth, from January 29 to February 4.
The Ministry of Health announced through a weekly technical report that hospitalizations of normal beds for COVID-19 care decreased from six percent to five percent, while the number of beds with mechanical ventilators remained at two percent.
The agency reported that in epidemiological week five of 2023, a daily average of one death from the SARS-CoV-2 virus was recorded, compared to nine per day in the previous week.
During the winter season, there is an increased risk of respiratory infections such as COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), so it is essential to maintain basic prevention measures, such as the correct placement of face masks and their use accordingly . Provision in each venue to reduce the risk of contagion, as well as maintaining a healthy distance, frequent hand washing with soap and water or the use of alcohol-gel as often as necessary, and ventilation of venues.
In case of symptoms of a respiratory infection, it is recommended to seek medical attention, not self-medicate and, if possible, stay at home.
People who have been infected with COVID-19 and meet the medical criteria can receive Paxlovid treatment in health sector units. This medicine should be taken under medical supervision and is available only in public sector units.
With information from Lopez-Doriga Digital