COVID-19 : Coronavirus data: The number of hospitalized Andalusians continues to fall and is already leaving the peak of March behind

The coronavirus begins to see its progress slowed in Andalusia. After a few weeks in which the third wave has wreaked havoc, the waters return to their course. The best possible data is the decrease in people hospitalized due to this virus. Hundreds of families will be able to return to their loved ones at home, hospitals are once again being emptied waiting for them to return to normal activity. The peak of the March pandemic is beginning to be left behind.

Andalusia registers 1,634 new cases of coronavirus

New cases of coronavirus have experienced a notable decline. After weeks in which the highest peak of the pandemic has reached, with 8,000 positives in a single day, the numbers are much better. This Saturday, February 20, 1,634 cases of coronavirus, lower than the 2,293 positives of the day before and the 2,796 of seven days ago.

The 1,634 positives this Saturday represent the lowest figure since Tuesday when 972 were added, the best figure in a month and a half, after 2,293 infections on Friday, 1,803 on Thursday and 1,788 on Wednesday. Thanks to restrictions, stay-at-home positives, and reduced mobility that prevents you from coming into contact with anyone, new positives drop considerably.

By provinces, Malaga is the province with the most cases, with 359, followed by Seville with 332 and Cádiz with 327. Below the 300 positives are Granada with 210, Almería with 166, Córdoba with 95, Jaén 79 and Huelva with 66. Three provinces are already below 100 cases, good news that invites hope. This virus seems to be losing strength, it cannot reach as many people.

The worst part of this virus is still visible. They are families who have lost one or more loved ones. The 46 deceased of this day They are lower than 69 on Friday, 83 on Thursday, 77 on Wednesday and 113 on Tuesday, but they are higher than 38 on Monday and 44 on Sunday. This unpredictable virus can go unnoticed by a large part of those infected who cannot even experience symptoms, but it sends others directly to the hospital, even forcing them to fight for their lives.

These deaths have occurred in all the Andalusian provinces. Seville is again the province with the most deaths with 17, followed by Malaga with twelve, Jaén with five, Almería with four, Granada with three, Córdoba and Huelva with two and Cádiz with one. No territory in this autonomous community escapes the worst of this virus.

169 fewer hospitalized in Andalusia

The good news of the day is the decline in hospitalized. 2,577 people hospitalized for coronavirus, which are 169 less than the day before, 1,118 less in seven days and which means surpassing in its decline in this third wave the peak of the first on March 30 (2,708). The second wave I already need more hospital beds and in this third the number has not stopped increasing.

Of these patients who need medical attention, 605 are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 less than the day before and 84 less than last Friday. A positive figure that indicates that the effects on the population most vulnerable to the effects of this virus are beginning to be reduced.

It is not known what effects it will have on the person who gets it. There will be people who have had it and have not really found out about anything, while others from the first day would have received the severe blow of the symptoms of this virus. ICUs remain more crowded than at the peak of the March pandemic.

The 605 patients in the ICU are 130 less than the 735 on Sunday February 7, when the peak of the third wave was recorded. They still exceed the maximum reached in the second wave on November 18 (528) with 77 of difference and even more than the peak of the first of March 30 (439) with 166 of difference.

There is a long way to go. Hospitals are the last place the battle against the coronavirus will take place. It will depend on them that lives can continue to be saved. Much hygiene and ventilation to avoid high concentrations of this virus. These buildings must guarantee the safety of all patients who need to be cared for. At the moment, the vaccine against this nightmare is arriving in Andalusia. Following the vaccination plan of the government that affirms that in a few months a large part of the population will be immunized. At the moment you cannot lower your guard, distance is the safest way to avoid infections.