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Navarra is once again the community with the highest incidence of covid-19 and reports 25 admissions last week

Covid-19 cases have dropped considerably in the last week. However, as Public Health points out in its latest epidemiological report, due to protocol change, which would not make a real picture of the impact that the virus continues to have in Navarra, which is the community with the highest rate at the state level with 805 cases per 100,000 inhabitants within 14 days. This is so due to two indicators: el increase in income (25 last week, two in ICU) and with a high incidence in people older than 75 years (496 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).

According to the report, last week 1,513 cases of covid-19 were confirmed by PCR or antigen (229 per 100,000), which is 30% less than in the previous week. They also fall by 6% in those over 60 years of age. “The incidence decreases in young people and stabilizes in those over 75 years of age, who have the highest rate (496 per 100,000),” details Public Health. The cases of the Ómicron BA.2 subvariant are 95% and last week five deaths from coronavirus were reported.

131 reinfections by COVID-19

In the last week they have been diagnosed 131 cases of probable reinfection. People who have passed
COVID-19 have a lower risk of re-infection. Regarding the vaccine, up to April 3, 1,398,924 doses of the vaccine have been administered: 571,802 people, 87% of the population of Navarra, have received some dose, 559,003 (85%) have the complete schedule, and 346,409 (53%) people also have a booster dose. Among the population of Navarra aged 5 years and over, 91% have received some dose, 89% have been fully vaccinated and 55% have also received a booster dose.

Conclusions

Public Health experts conclude that the decrease in the incidence registered this week “it can be explained by the change in the case management protocol”, since the incidence of cases in people over 75 years of age and the incidence of hospitalized cases, which in principle are not affected by this change, “show stable or slightly upward trends.” The increase in hospital admissions forces us to remember the importance of maintaining preventive measures around vulnerable people, even if they are correctly vaccinated.

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