December 3, 2021

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Public Health estimates that more than 400 members of the Navarre family, many of whom are not immunized, could end up in the intensive care unit if they become infected.

They are largely non-immune but also people who have “developed a weaker immune response”

Public Health Estimated that in Navarra There are still more than 400 people, many of them unvaccinated, who, in case of COVID-19, will require admission to the intensive care unit.. Also, as detailed in the epidemiological report, more than 4,000 will need to be hospitalized in case of infection.

“A good part are the people who have not been vaccinated despite the recommendations, and There is still time to avoid it if they are vaccinated. Others are people who have been vaccinated, who have developed a weaker immune response due to health problems or advanced age,” the report said, as third doses are applied to reduce these cases, but also “it is” necessary to complement vaccination with a mask from you and your contacts. your own”.

The source of 36% of infections is unknown

As Public Health explains in the report, in the week of November 8-14, 890 cases were confirmed by PCR or antigen (135 per 100,000 population), This is a 92% increase over the previous week. The trend is uneven with age. Similarly, there have been 25 hospitalizations, 4 intensive care unit admissions, and 2 deaths due to COVID-19.

In those over 75 years it remained stable. The largest increase occurred in the 5- to 14-year-old group, which accounted for 25% of cases this week and was 313 cases per 100,000. In the remaining age groups, the incidence ranges between 78 cases per 100,000 of those aged over 75 years and 152 cases in the 35-54 age group. 34% of cases were concentrated in this latter age group. Additional vaccination with the third dose for those over 70 years of age helps control the increase in infection and reduce its potential effects in this age group.

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Home transmission cases explain 33% of infections, social environment accounts for 15%, and cases where the source of infection is unknown 36%. The workplace was associated with 2.8% of cases, and the school environment was associated with 11.8%. The delta variant is responsible for the majority of cases (99%).

Regarding vaccination, as of November 14, 1,038,949 doses of the vaccine have been administered: 530,648 people, 81% of the population of Navarre, have received a dose, 523,788 (80%) have received the full schedule, 53,019 have received person an extra third of the dose. Among the Navarreans aged 12 and over, 91% received some doses and 90% were fully vaccinated.

Conclusions

Public Health The report concludes that the incidence of COVID-19 infection is increasing, with hospital admissions increasing, albeit still low. However, vaccination achieves a very important effect in preventing cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Navarre. However, during the spread of the Corona virus, vaccination must be supplemented with other preventive measures, such as the use of a mask.