The Christmas campaign has ended and with it has come a new escalation of infections by COVID-19
Last Wednesday was Kings Day, and with that the festivities end. Despite the measures taken by the Government, the number of infections has increased as expected, since most of the people have reunited with family and friends.
All this comes from the hand of the new vaccine, which has made many people overconfident with the feeling of "false security." The units that are arriving in Spain are very limited and are being distributed little by little. The first groups of people to receive these vaccines are going to be sanitary and older, but currently not enough are available for everyone.
We have been able to appreciate in the latest data how all these events have increased the number of infections. We are in what today is considered "The third wave”From Coronavirus. The figures speak for themselves as the number of infected has doubled.
In November it was estimated that the number of infected was 150 per 100.000 inhabitants, but at this time they already reach 300. On January 4, 30.579 people were infected, a clear increase in cases so far. Unfortunately, the alert and emergency centers say that it is still too early to know the number of infected so we will have to wait for the real impact that these festivities have had.
Experts say that it is expected to know the size of the real impact within two weeks or even three. We can only be patient and hope that the figures do not rise as much as expected. Autonomous Communities such as Catalonia, Extremadura, Castilla y León and the Valencian Community, have already taken extraordinary measures in this regard, restricting mobility and even closing shops.
The most affected
As expected, the increase in those infected has brought with it an increase in occupied hospital beds, especially in ICU beds. To date, 13.800 people are admitted to a hospital for Coronavirus, that is, 11% of the beds occupied in Spain, are due to a COVID-infected person, which greatly increases the risk of contagion in patients at risk and in healthcare.
Take into account that this only represents the national average, 7 autonomous communities register more than 25% of the beds occupied by patients with coronavirus, according to data from the Ministry of Health. These autonomous communities would be: Balearic Islands, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Valencian Community, Madrid and La Rioja.
As we mentioned before, these data are only a partial reflection of the reality that we will face in two weeks, when all those people who have been in contact with relatives and acquaintances who do not belong to their direct family nucleus begin to show symptoms.
From Mascarillas Béjar we ask our clients and readers to exercise caution and comply with the relevant security measures
If during these holidays you have been in contact with people who do not belong to your family nucleus, we recommend that you increase precautions and restrict activity to what is merely necessary. Remember that you can find our range of masks in our online store, and soon we will have rapid coronavirus tests for our customers. Do not hesitate to protect yourself and your loved ones, this virus we stop it together.
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