The number of cases of coronavirus in our country has decreased slightly this week, as shown by the epidemiological report of the EODY.
Specifically, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced 51,184 new cases this week, almost 3,000 less than the previous week’s 54,649. In addition, 109 of our fellow citizens lost their lives due to COVID-19, while 62 remain intubated in the country’s hospitals.
EODY’s announcement on the coronavirus in detail
The data presented concern cases from the epidemiological surveillance of the disease from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Data refer to ISO reference week 40/2022 (October 3 – October 9).
In the reporting week, 51,184 cases of COVID-19 were recorded (4,906 per million population: -7% weekly change), of which reinfections account for 23% of infections. The total number of infections since the start of the pandemic is 5,026,494, of which 52.0% are women. 𝑅𝑡 for the territory based on cases is estimated at 1.09 (95% CI: 0.87 – 1.15).
Total admissions to the territory’s hospitals in the reference week were 1,102 patients (7-day AD: 157.3% weekly change), while total discharges amounted to 881 patients (7-day AD: 126.3% weekly change). The number of intubated patients by the end of the reference week is 62 (58.1% men) with a median age of 70 years and 96.8% having an underlying disease and/or age of 70 years or older.
In the reporting week, there were 109 deaths of COVID-19 patients (10 per million population: 24% weekly change), of which 21 (19%) died after at least 29 days from the date of laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 infection. Since the beginning of the epidemic, a total of 33,313 deaths have been recorded, where 96.0% had an underlying disease and/or age 70 years or older.
The median age of the cases is 39 years, while the median age of the dead is 80 years.
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