Masks were made mandatory in medical centers a few weeks ago, and on public transport a few months ago.Although every time we seem to be moving away from the restrictions brought about by the epidemic Coronavirus disease, still exists in our society. In fact, according to data reported in Primary Care and Hospital Sentinel Surveillance for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections, there has been a resurgence in infections. Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII).
Therefore, this week July 24-30 this yearthe total incidence of Covid-19 in primary care 75 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.it’s about a 36% increase That compares with the 55 cases reported last week.Although Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) positive also continued to increase gradually.
This trend appears to have extended to other diseases. Spanish Association of Primary Care Physicians (SEMERGEN) also insisted that they are producing More cases Colds, Influenza A and Covid-19.However, with lighter picture than during the epidemic.
“This is the same as defenseless elderly Because the vaccine was vaccinated a year ago,” argues Carlos MontalvaSEMERGEN a Emergency Task Force Leader chain exists. Then, many citizens will be curious, Are there currently more cases of Covid-19 or flu?
Comparison Between Covid-19 and Influenza
Although they often appear very similar symptomsaccording to academic medical centers mayo clinic “Coronavirus disease Seems to be contagious for longer And it spreads faster than the flu. “
According to ISCIII data, Influenza incidence in primary care The activity peak will be reached from 12th to 18th In December 2022, reach 261.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitantss.In the same period it is aligned with the values hospitalization ceilingwith 4.1 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents.
And just like that, he regained his strength February 2023reaching his New peak of 300.9 cases per 100,000 residents in primary care. “This promotion is focused on under 15 years oldconsistent with an increase in influenza B virus transmission,” the report explained.
For his part, despite a rebound in Covid-19 cases, reduce your hospitalization rate.During the same week in July, it fell to 0.75 cases per 100,000 inhabitantsmeaning is 40% reduction than the previous week.The groups most affected are over 79 years old The hospitalization rate was 4.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Flu causes ‘much worse’ than Covid-19
A fact that may be related to the fact that: World Health Organization (WHO) announces new variant of Covid-19.its about EG.5, also known as “Eris”. Although the risk was “low”, the group warned that “it could lead to an increased incidence of cases”.
in addition, Ministry of Health stops issuing usual reports Indicators as the pandemic evolves.Decision made after the government approved the plan Royal decree to end health crisis, July 4th. Therefore, currently the only comparison is provided by the ISCIII data.
However, Montalva explained flu” is giving clearer photos, requiring antibiotic treatment in some cases. This fact has alarmed health professionals. The ISCIII report also highlights the Strengthen monitoring of Avian influenza virus infection in European Union hospital settings.
In this way, you will know If there are more cases of Covid-19 or flu, citizens should be more careful.While masks are no longer mandatory, they are still recommended use it as a personal protective measure in front of someone Respiratory Infection Symptoms.