ICUs are now approaching half a thousand patients and the EPG and the incidence of covid-19 are on the rise
37 more deaths have been reported due to covid-19 and the R number is still stable (0.87)
BarcelonaThe evolution data of the pandemic in Catalonia show an increase in the EPG to 213 points (+8) and an increase in cumulative incidence in 14 days that goes from 233.45 to 244.32, according to Saturday's update. As for hospital pressure, one of the most worrying indicators observed in this fourth wave, is that ICUs continue to add patients, three in the last 24 hours, and are already approaching half a thousand patients (498). At the beginning of the week, the Government's Secretary of Public Health, Josep Maria Argimon, already certified that the rate was unsustainable.
As for hospitalizations, the figure remains very high, 1,629 people, although there are 66 fewer than a day ago, according to the Health Department. The deaths reported by covid are 37 in the last hours and the figure already exceeds 21,500.
Pending the impact that Easter may have in the number of cases, experts predict that there will be an acceleration. The rate of infection still shows a stable trend today and stands at 0.87, one hundredth below Friday.
In the last few hours, 1,893 new cases of covid-19 have been reported, either by PCR or antigen testing. The positivity rate of the tests done in the last week has rebounded and reaches 8.19%, two points higher than the previous one, and much higher than the WHO recommendation, which considers that it should be below 5% to keep the pandemic under control.
16% of the population has already received the first dose of the vaccine
Already 16.7% of the population of Catalonia has received a first dose of the vaccine, 5.9% have received the second dose, and 6.1% is immunised against covid-19. If we look at the data by age groups, 84.9% of those aged 80 years or older have received the first dose and 27.5% have also received the second dose. In the case of those aged 70 to 79 years, only 14.9% have received the first dose, a figure that rises to 44% in the case of those aged between 60 and 65 (which are those who have been called to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine).