The pressure in the Intensive Care Units of Valencian hospitals continues to increase. A total of 624 people remain admitted to these spaces with Covid-19, according to the Conselleria de Sanidad. This means that 62.97% of intensive care beds are already occupied by infected with the coronavirus. The Comunitat is already more than 20 points above the national average, which reaches 41.90%.
The Valencian is also the worst autonomy in terms of the percentage of occupied hospital beds (just over 42%), almost double the national average (24.03%). This figure of admitted to the ICU is an increase of ten people compared to Tuesday (614) and 20 compared to Monday (604).
With regard to the cumulative incidence, the Comunitat leads the national figures to reach an index of 1,459 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. It exceeds Castilla Leon (1,397), Murcia (1,347) and La Rioja (1,303) and is far from the national average, set yesterday at 899 in what is also being a steady increase.
In a black day again, with 9,287 new positive cases and 95 deaths in the Comunitat (26 of them in residences), the pressure in hospitals fell for the second consecutive day in terms of the total number of sick people.
Thus, there are currently 4,594 admitted compared to 4,669 on Tuesday and 4,777 last Monday. Of the 4,594 sick, there are 467 in the province of Castellón, with 48 patients in ICU; 1,785 in the province of Alicante, 230 of them in the ICU; and 2,342 in Valencia, 346 of whom remain in the ICU.
With regard to the 9,287 new cases detected, the majority (4,165) come from the province of Alicante while another 3,838 are from towns in Valencia and 1,295 from towns in Castellón. The total number of unassigned cases was 26. The residences have 197 new positives among their residents and 77 among their workers.
Since the last update have been recorded 7,271 discharges to patients with coronavirus. Thus, there are already 218,314 people in the Comunitat who have overcome the disease since the pandemic began. By province, the discharges are distributed as follows: 23,309 in Castellón, 75,134 in Alicante and 119,798 in Valencia, plus 73 unassigned.
As of today, there are some positive cases in 195 homes for the elderly (16 in Castellón, 63 in Alicante and 116 in Valencia), 40 centers for functional diversity (6 in Castellón, 11 in Alicante and 23 in Valencia) and 11 for minors (1 in the province of Castellón, 5 in Alicante and 5 in Valencia).
Currently, a total of 61 residences are under health control surveillance throughout the Valencian Community: 5 in the province of Castellón, 24 in Alicante and 32 in Valencia.
As far as outbreaks are concerned, 74 new ones were reported yesterday, 51 of them in Valencia, 11 in Castellón and 12 in Alicante. La Pobla de Vallbona (18 cases) and Massamagrell (12) had the most numerous, the first with social origin and the second with occupational origin.
Meanwhile, excess mortality in the Valencian Community has shot up again and reaches the same level as in March, with the first wave of the pandemic. Between December 1, 2020 and January 25, 2021 there has been an excess mortality of 35.6% in the Valencian territory -between March 20 and April 25 was 36%-. In total numbers, 2,746 Valencians have died in this third wave more than expected, according to the latest update of the Daily Mortality Monitoring System (MoMo). The data is collected daily from all the computerized civil registries in Spain. The report only ratifies the worrying situation that the Valencian Community is living at the moment, with the worst numbers in Spain, and certifies that mortality has skyrocketed with the coronavirus out of control. The situation is a copy of the worst moment of the first wave and there is no feeling that the curve is going to bend.
The only difference from last spring is that more cases are being detected. For the period from December 1 to January 25, the MoMo expected a 7,716 deaths in the Comunitat, based on data from recent years. The slap of reality has been tremendous, the dead are 10,462. Of these, 5,425 are men – an excess of 36% due to 1,436 deaths more than expected – and 5,016 women – an excess of 36.9% due to 1,353 deaths more than estimated. By age, those over 74 years old are the most affected with 2,198 deaths more than expected (39.8).