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The Covid Slows Its Increase In Catalonia, But Rises 70% In Primary Care Throughout Spain | The USA Print

The incidence of covid-19 remains stable in Catalonia compared to the previous week (120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), although SARS-CoV-2 remains the most common respiratory virus, according to the weekly balance of the Information System for the Surveillance of Infections in Catalonia (Sivic), of the Ministry of Health. Those hospitalized in conventional beds and Catalan ICUs They are stable too. After nine weeks of growth, covid-19 seems stabilize in the Catalan territory.

However, a report from the Carlos III Health Institute last Friday warns that the incidence of the virus in primary care throughout Spain had increased a 70% in just one week, going from 76.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (the week of August 14 to 20) to 130.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (the week of August 21 to 27).

Also, the study published today in ‘The Lancet’ and carried out by the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital (Can Ruti, in Badalona), IrsiCaixa and the Fundació Lluita contra les Infeccions, which shows that 92% of patients with persistent covid are still not cured two years later, recalls that infection by SARS-CoV-2 continues to exist and is a danger to part of the population.

According to Salut, all acute respiratory infections (ARI) continue to rise, although low transmission levels, with a rate of 325 affected per 100,000 inhabitants in the week of August 28 to September 3.

He SARS-CoV-2, The covid-19 virus is the most frequent (represents 36.9% of infections), followed by rhinovirus (8.7%), the enterovirus (3.7%), the parainfluenzae (3.1%) and the flu (0.6%). The omicron variant It represents almost 100% of the sequenced samples and the number of patients admitted to conventional beds (480 throughout the territory, six more than last week) and in UCIS (13 patients, one less than the previous week) remains stable.

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The incidence rate of Covid-19 in primary care in Spain is 130.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to data from last week (from August 21 to 27), which represents an increase of 69.53% compared to the previous week, when there were 76.8 cases. However, it is a figure still below that reached last year in the same week when the incidence was 153.05 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

This is stated in the report on Sentinel Surveillance of Acute Respiratory Infection in Primary Care and in Hospitals carried out by the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII)which monitors respiratory viruses in Spain on a weekly basis.

The highest rates are observed in the group of those over 64 years of age. The hospitalization rate is 3.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitantscompared to 2.6 cases in the previous week, which represents a rise of 18.75%.

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At the end of June, the figure was 0.51 cases, so there has been an increase of 527% since then. By age groups, the highest hospitalization rates are observed in the group of those over 79 years of age (32.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).

Among patients aged 60 or over, the highest covid hospitalization rates are observed from the age of 80, with 56.4 hospitalizations per 100,000 inhabitants in the group of 89 and over years.

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