Covid-19: Number of patients in intensive care increases in Spain


The Spanish Ministry of Health today classified as “very delicate” the moment of the pandemic in Spain, where patients with covid-19 already occupy more than 10% of intensive care units.

This is true even though the number of new cases has slowed, with more than 61,000 since Friday and 8,100 diagnosed on Sunday.

The 14-day cumulative incidence increased by 62 points over the weekend and stands at 599.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and that of the last seven days (324) indicates that the pandemic continues its upward curve.

As for hospital admissions, the Ministry of Health warns that there are beginning to be “worrying numbers” and indicates that the number of hospitalized patients with covid-19 it increased by 65% ​​in one week and, in the case of intensive care units, about 45%.

At the moment, there are more than 1,000 people in intensive care in Spain, with an average occupation of 11.4%, which, in some communities, rises above 20%.

In the country, half of the population has been vaccinated against the covid-19 complete, since 24 million people have already been immunized and there are already ten autonomous communities that also have more than 50% of their population with completed vaccination, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

The Health report on vaccination indicates that, after having been given last week about three million doses, Spain reached 50.7% of its population with complete protection, a number that represents 24,041,017 citizens, while 5,443 .779 have the first dose, bringing to 29,484,796 (62.1% of the population) the number of people with at least one dose of vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

The Asturias region managed to complete the vaccination of more than 60% of its population, while Galicia and Castile and León approach the same amount, and Extremadura, Aragon, Navarre, La Rioja, the Basque Country, Cantabria and Catalonia exceed 50% of citizens with full protection.

A pandemic of covid-19 caused at least 4,093,263 deaths worldwide, among more than 190.3 million cases of infection by the new coronavirus, according to the latest report by the French news agency AFP.

In Portugal, 17,215 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, and 932,540 cases of infection have been registered, according to the Directorate-General for Health.

The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.


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