Barcelona, 16 August (European Press) –
The number of people admitted to hospital with coronavirus in Catalonia has risen to 453, according to the latest update from Catalonia’s Infection Surveillance Information System (Sivic).
During the week of 7-13 August, the incidence of acute respiratory infections continued to rise, with a low level of transmission at 315 per 100,000 inhabitants, with 24,733 registered cases.
The distribution of viruses showed that Sars-CoV-2 was the most common, accounting for 35.2%, followed by rhinoviruses, accounting for 14.1%, and parainfluenza viruses, accounting for 9.4%.
The global coronavirus weekly incidence rate is estimated at 111, up from 88 the previous week, and omicron variants represent almost 100% of sequenced samples.
The number of Covid-19 patients admitted to traditional beds was also on the rise, with 453 admitted, an increase of 13 from the previous week, while ICU admissions remained stable at 13.
The report also noted a downward trend in the number of impetigo confirmed cases, with 32 cases per 100,000 inhabitants this week, adding that 2,118 cases of strep throat, accounting for 30 percent of the total, and 35 cases of scarlet fever had been detected.
With regard to all-cause hospital emergencies, mortality rates for all age groups were again within expected levels, and no changes in mortality rates were noted.