Wednesday, August 17

Those hospitalized for coronavirus continue to rise, but the incidence in those over 60 is slowing down

Hospitalizations for coronavirus continue to rise in Spanish hospitals. After overcoming the barrier of 12,000 hospitalized last Friday, a figure that had not been seen since February, this Tuesday the number of admitted rose to 12,789. Patients in intensive care units, however, drop slightly compared to Friday and remain at 501, which implies an occupation of 5.72% of the beds.

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How is the epidemic evolving and how are we regarding the 3rd wave?

Evolution of the cases and deaths reported, those hospitalized and those admitted to the ICU each day, the variation in the last 7 days and the comparison with the peak of the 3rd wave of the pandemic. On April 1, 2022, the contagion surveillance system changed.

Source: Ministry of Health

As for infections, 59,226 new cases have been reported since Friday, leaving the total number of people infected with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic at more than 13 million. On the same day last week, 71,818 new positives were reported, and the previous one more than 52,000.

The Health reports also track the incidence of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days in people over 60 years of age. This indicator stands at 1,255.51 cases this Tuesday, a slight rise compared to Tuesday but which represents a brake on the increasing pace of recent weeks. This indicator has been on the rise since June 10, when 578.39 cases per 100,000 inhabitants were registered. The peak incidence in this age group in this seventh wave was recorded on July 5, when it stood at 1,135 cases.

The effect of the escalation of infections continues to be felt in mortality. This Tuesday, 218 deaths have been recorded since Friday. On Tuesday of last week, 148 had been registered and the previous one, 107. In sum, since the start of the pandemic, 108,948 people have died so far.