Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The Generalitat has recommended that mask use be resumed indoors following a huge increase in ICU hospitalizations and critical patients.

The figures for hospitalizations and critical care in Catalan ICUs are, not even remotely, those of the sixth wave of the coronavirus in January and February, but they represent a peak compared to previous weeks. The prevalence, which is already 58%, of the AB5 variant of the virus, More contagious but less severe, although it can complicate the clinical picture of elderly people and those with previous pathology.

For this reason, government spokeswoman Patricia Plaza stressed this Tuesday that Epidemiological data not good, and asked citizens to exercise caution and “re-use masks indoors”. Above all, the elderly and the most vulnerable.

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On average, Catalan health services are diagnosing 4,000 cases of COVID, including Rate of 399 cases per 100,000 residents in primary care, The Catalan global rate is somewhat higher, of 404 infections per 100,000 residents, explained Carmen Cabezas, Generalitat’s general secretary of health, in a press conference.

The BA.5 variant is gaining ground

Currently, 58% of cases of acute respiratory infections are caused by the coronavirus. Of these, In Saint Joan’s week, half (50%) were for the BA.5 edition and 7.5% for the BA.4, Implementation of B.A.5.

Cabezas stresses that people who have not yet received their third booster dose of the vaccine should do so because These types “avoid natural immunity” generated by those who passed on the disease in the sixth wave. And also for the vaccine, made for the Chinese version. It has indicated that the rate of re-infection by covid is around 25% in people under the age of 25 and 10% in those over the age of 50.

The rate of re-infection by covid is about 25% in people under the age of 25 and 10% in those over the age of 50.

It’s been exactly five months now 1.6 million Catalans will be infected with the Omicron variant between January and February, So that they can already put additional doses. Similarly, he noted that Data for hospitalized patients (1,762), 400 more than in the previous week, and critical patients (46, at a historic low, compared to 400 in previous waves) are far from over compared to months ago. Yes, of the 1,340 (60%) recorded at the plant are 60 or more years old.


Health workers at Belvij Hospital celebrate the fact that there are no covid patients in the ICU.

outpatient pressure

The health minister, Josep Maria Argimon, was concerned on Tuesday The rise in Covid and its impact on medical care in recent weeks, when many health professionals take leave. And for this reason, he has also asked the elderly and vulnerable people to wear masks indoors or in poorly ventilated places.

Last Monday, the clinics recorded 18,000 visits just after the Sant Joan bridge. If the rising trend in cases continues, it could average 7,000 to 14,000 visits per day to outpatient clinics in two weeks and could peak at 25,000 visits on Monday, Computational Biology and Biomedical Systems (BIOCOMSC) from Pompeo Fabra University (UPF), Clara Pratt. There will be more than 2,000 admissions in 15 days in hospitals and the condition of 60 will be critical. That is, in mid-July.

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