Half of those hospitalized with coronavirus in the Valencian Community were admitted for another pathology
Half of the people admitted with coronavirus in the Valencian Community arrive at the hospital for other reasons and discover that they are infected when taking a security test, so they have to remain in isolation. This was revealed this Thursday by the Minister of Health, Ana Barceló, who has estimated the total number of patients admitted exclusively for covid-19 in the centers of the region to be approximately 51%.
Despite the fact that the figures vary daily, “the percentage is very even between by and with”, Barceló pointed out, in a day in which they are counted 1,804 Valencians hospitalized, of which 191 are in the ICU. They are 56 and eight less than in Wednesday’s update.
The Valencian Community has notified 30,410 new positives and 22,459 discharges, so there are currently 215,974 active infections. Similarly, they have reported thirteen deaths more, all from the last week. These are three women, between 61 and 91 years old, and ten men, between 51 and 83. Therefore, the total number of deaths in the three provinces since the start of the pandemic amounts to 8,493.
In that sense, hours before these data were known, Barceló has stressed that from the age of 30 the risk of dying from covid-19 if you are not vaccinated is six times greater than in immunized people. This was explained during the press conference after the meeting of the Interdepartmental Table, which has decided to extend the restrictions and ask the TSJ to extend the use of the covid passport in hospitality and leisure until February 28.
Despite the fact that the daily balance of infections continues to skyrocket, the minister has assured that the territory has entered the plateau phase of the sixth wave. The reproductive index of the coronavirus is already at 0.89, below 1, which indicates that the infection is spreading uncontrollably, since each positive infects another person. It has reached 1.9, so it is expected that the omicron transmission – at the moment the ‘silent’ variant has not been detected – will decrease throughout this week and the next, although it will do so at a lower rate. pace than on the climb.