In tune with the third wave of coronavirus infections, despite the strong advance in vaccination, the number of beds occupied in intensive therapy grew on average 50% in two weeks. On December 23, 2021, prior to the festivities, there were only 832 people admitted to that area.
Just seven days after that date, December 30, the number of hospitalized in Intensive care unit (UTI) increased to 1,000. Nowadays, According to the last epidemiological part, 1,680 are interned in intensive therapy.
In percentage, it represents 37.8% at the national level and 38.8% in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA). The member of the Argentine Society of Intensive Care, Carina Balasini, assured that of yesterday’s positives “she is going to do a part that might require intensive therapy“.
In this sense, the head of the Regional AMBA warned that intensive care units “They are not empty” despite the level below 38% and even approaching “much higher percentages.” He also indicated that “we must make room for those who do not have coronavirus to enter.”
Source: (Intensive Therapy)
The concern placed in the AMBA
In the last hours, the Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, confirmed that 65% of those interned in Buenos Aires territory do not have any dose applied and that there is 9.6% that only have a vaccination scheme started.
Regarding the numbers of the CABA immunization campaign, he clarified: “With a single dose we vaccinate more than 92% of the population, while 86% of them already have the complete scheme. 22% have already received the third is really encouraging data. ”
In the Province of Buenos Aires, 82% of people admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) are not vaccinated. “Those who are not immunized have 18.8 times more chances that their condition is serious,” said Nicolás Kreplak, Buenos Aires Minister of Health.
In that sense, the official also added that those same people are even 1.7 times more likely to be infected with coronavirus. So far, in the jurisdiction governed by Axel Kicillof there are 76.65% of vaccinated with two doses and 15.28% with three.