Covid-19: Minsal confirms that no region has reduced its infections in the last two weeks

The increase in cases continues, after the end of the mandatory use of the mask on October 1, although the Ministry of Health rules out re-implementing it in this way and recommends its use in closed places and in crowds such as public transport. .

The Ministry of Health reported that the new confirmed cases at the national level showed a variation of 10% in the last week, while in the last 14 days there has been an increase of 57%. Meanwhile, two regions decreased their confirmed cases in the last week, and none registered a reduction in the comparison to 14 days.

According to today’s report, of the 3,763 new cases of Covid-19, 1,919 correspond to symptomatic people and 369 have no symptoms. In addition, 1,475 Positive PCR tests were registered that were not notified.

The total number of people who have been diagnosed with the virus in the country reaches 4,760,186. Of this total, 13,897 patients are in the active stage, considering an isolation of 5 days from the onset of symptoms or from the taking of the test, according to the Open phase criteria. The recovered cases are 4,672,676.

As for the deceased, according to the information provided by the Department of Statistics and Health Information (DEIS), the total number of deaths associated with the coronavirus amounts to 61,677 in the country. This figure corresponds to accumulated cases until the report of October 30, 2022, due to a lower number of registration of deaths due to the closure of Civil Registry offices during the legal holiday, new deaths by Covid-19 will be reported until the report of October 3 November 2022.

To date, 102 people are hospitalized in Intensive Care Units, of which 64 are supported by mechanical ventilation. In relation to the Integrated Health Network, there are a total of 313 critical beds available for the patient who requires it, regardless of the region where they are located.

Regarding the Laboratory Network and diagnostic capacity, the results of 21,663 PCR tests and antigen tests were reported yesterday, reaching a total of 46,156,491 analyzed nationwide to date. The positivity for the last 24 hours at the country level is 16.29% and in the Metropolitan Region it is 19.29%.

Regarding the Sanitary Residences, we have 16 accommodation facilities, with a total of 1,073 beds. The actual occupation at the national level is 25%, leaving a total of 621 beds available for use.

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