The incidence of the coronavirus is tending to stabilize its increase and hospitalizations in Catalonia continue to increase slightly, with 496 admissions (16 more than the previous week), according to the latest update of the information system for monitoring infections in Catalonia (Sivic). ).
In the epidemiological week from September 4th to 10th, the incidence of acute respiratory infections (ARI) shows a “slightly increasing trend” and remains at a low level of transmission – with a rate of 333 affected per 100,000 inhabitants – and registered 26,250 cases.
When it comes to the distribution of viruses, Sars-CoV-2 is the most common at 29.3%, followed by rhinovirus with 10% of samples; “Parainflunzae,” at 5%; the flu at 4.3% and the enterovirus at 1.4%.
The estimate of the global weekly rate of Covid-19 is 98, up from 122 the previous week, and the Omicron variant accounts for almost 100% of the samples sequenced.
The number of people admitted to conventional beds with Covid-19 remains in a “slight increase” with 496 people, 78.2% of whom are over 60 years old, and intensive care units remain stable, with 17 admissions, 3 more than last week.
The increase in Covid-19 incidence has continued for 10 weeks, but with a tendency to stabilize, associated with an increase in conventional hospitalizations with multifactorial causes, affecting mainly the elderly, but pneumonia or hospitalizations have not increased.
The incidence could lead to a “relevant increase” in the number of cases in the period after the holidays due to the changed social interaction.