No covid-19 patient in the ICU of Hospital del Mar for the first time in 1,000 days

For the first time in two and a half years of pandemic, the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona has no no patients with covid-19 in the ICU.

“They have passed almost a thousand days, but for the first time in two and a half years we can say that no covid patient has been admitted to our ICU. They have been very intense months, with the best professionals attending to our patients,” the healthcare center has communicated on its Twitter account.

How is the pandemic?

Nevertheless, the Catalan ucis are registering a slight increase of covid patients in the last week. from 12 to 16 critics, while the overall number of hospitalized patients with this disease has also increased to 400 patients. These figures were made public yesterday by the Conselleria de Salut.

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In the first full autumn week, that of September 26 to October 2, the number of patients with the disease has remained at increase in the incidence of covid and other acute respiratory infections.

The numbers of covid infections detected in the primary care practically unchanged between the 3,633 diagnoses of the previous week and the 3,611 positives of these last seven days, with an estimated overall weekly rate of this disease of 42 cases per 100,000 population.

Overall admissions grow, from 377 to 400 hospitalized (more than 60% are over 69 years old), while ICUs, while still at historic lows, have increased in the last week, from 12 to 16 critically ill.

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The mortality by covid remains at very low levels, with 11 deaths in the last seven days and 12 deaths in the previous week.

The omicron variant, for which vaccines have already been adapted of the second booster dose being administered to the elderly, represents almost 100% of the sequenced samples, with BA.5 being the majority.

On the other hand, the incidence of influenza shows a slight rise although it remains at low circulating levels.

The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has a marked upward trend in all groups, especially in children under two years of age, a group in which it frequently causes bronchiolitis-, which, according to the Department of Health, suggests the onset of a new epidemic peak.

For its part, the rhinovirus is currently the virus that is proportionally the fastest growing and most circulating.

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