The ucis remains stable in Catalonia

The coronavirus continues in Catalonia characterized by the omicron variant, from which 60% of Europeans could be infected before March according to the WHO, who see in this mutation what could be the tail end of the pandemic. The positive is still very high every day, but less data is reported over the weekend: Salut communicated this Monday 15,533 more infections, bringing the figure closer to the two million Catalans who contracted covid (1 985 107).

These figures also show a some stabilization in the health system, still strongly emphasized, mainly in the ucis, which remains at 506. Admissions rise and go from 2,708 to 2,816, but it must be borne in mind that there are not as many admissions on weekends.

In this context, the researcher of the Computational Biology and Complex Systems Group (BIOCOMSC) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) Enric Álvarez believes that it is not yet time to “flu” covid because the number of hospitalized in ICUs and infections persist be “too high”. He also explained that, despite the “stress” the health system is experiencing, the situation of the critical units is “stabilizing”.

As important data that marks what could be the decrease of the peak of the sixth wave, positivity, which remains stable after falling steadily: it is at 20.5%, when it reached the same month more than 30% of the tests performed. Is a very significant decrease although we remember it it is far from 5% as ceiling recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a document published in May last year.

With regard to other benchmark indicators, the risk of regrowth (EPG), an indicator measuring the potential growth of the epidemic, continues to climb and has reached a new record of 6 489 points. The rate of spread of the virus (Rt) decreased slightly and stood at 1.14 points, compared to 1.18 yesterday, with each 100 infected infecting an average of 118 people.

Other scales that they go on every day with the cumulative incidence of positives at seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (IA7), which is at 3,118 points, and the incidence at 14 days (IA14), at 5,588.

By provinces and municipalities

According to provinces, those who today have a higher risk of regrowth (EPG) is the Segarra, which registered an explosion of infections, with 11,004 points, Pla de l’Estany (8,826), Vallès Occidental (8,037), Moianès (7,961) and Vallès Oriental (7,924). The high-risk threshold was set at 100.

Barcelona, ​​the most populous region, today has an EPG of 5,447 points, four more than yesterday, with a reproductive rate (Rt) of 1.07, four hundredths less than yesterday.

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By municipalities, the worst EPGs recorded today are Sant Cugat del Vallès (9,384), Olesa de Montserrat (9,353), Palafrugell (9,269), Banyoles (8,587) and Les Franqueses del Vallès (8,424), all maximum doses of the entire epidemic.

The The city of Barcelona has a risk of regrowth of 5,416, a total of 34 more than yesterday, and a transmission speed (Rt) of 1.08, three hundredths less than the previous day. EFE

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