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Hospitalized patients increase in Catalonia and the risk of regrowth now exceeds 400 points

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Catalonia has registered 199,979 accumulated confirmed cases of coronavirus -172,924 with a PCR test-, 2,835 more than in the count on Saturday, the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat has reported through its website. In addition, hospitalizations have risen by more than a hundred, as well as the risk of regrowth, which already exceeds 400 points.

The total death toll stands at 13,602, 16 more than those registered on Saturday: 8,282 in a hospital or social-health center, 4,199 in residence, 850 at home and 271 that are not classifiable due to lack of information.

Regarding the currently admitted patients, the figure stands at 1,218, an increase of 115 over the last count.

A total of 213 patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), 22 more than in the previous balance.

The rate of risk of regrowth has risen and already exceeds 400 points: on Saturday it reached a level of 392.06, and 24 hours later it is at 406.93, while the speed of reproduction of the disease (rt) has been located at 1.30.

So far in nursing homes there have been 19,331 people who have tested positive, of which 6,642 have died and 82 are currently admitted, none in the ICU.

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