The upward trend registered during the last days in terms of the number of infections and hospitalizations slows down in Galicia, which indicates a certain contention with respect to the fourth epidemic wave. Based on the data provided by Sergas on April 23, the number of new PCR positives dropped to 181 (compared to 253 new confirmed cases the day before). Hospital pressure indicators also suppose a certain respite, with 146 people who pass the infection treated at the plant (ten less than the previous day) and 43 in critical care, same data. Thus, the global figures that radiograph the evolution of the pandemic in the Community draw a hopeful scenario: there are 2,939 people with active infection and 115,680 already cured. However, active cases of the disease maintain their upward trend for the fourth consecutive day, up to 2,977.
By sanitary areas, Covid-19 patients have only decreased in the Lugo area, up to 205 – ten less – while in the rest they have risen. Specifically, in Vigo they have been placed at 843 (+20); in La Coruña, at 729 (+1); in Pontevedra, in 469 (+3); in Santiago, at 346 (+7); in Orense, at 265 (+2); and in Ferrol, at 120 (+10). Thus, the global figures that radiograph the evolution of the pandemic in the Community draw a contained scenario: there are 2,939 people with active infection and 115,680 already cured.
Regarding the infections detected by all kinds of tests, in this Saturday’s data, 204 new cases of coronavirus are added to the computation –181 confirmed with a PCR. This figure, despite representing a notable decrease compared to the 253 reported by Sanidade on Friday, still assumes that Galicia maintains a rate of more than 200 infections detected every day. With the data from this Saturday, Galicia has exceeded the two million PCR carried out since the health crisis began.
For its part, the rate of positivity in PCR it has fallen to 2.3%, below the data of Friday and Thursday. In this way, it still does not exceed the 5% that the World Health Organization (WHO) sets to consider the pandemic controlled.
On a weekend where several massive screenings are expected, Galicia demonstrates its ability to stand up to the dreaded fourth wave, which in other territories is already a reality and which in the case of the Community continues to be controlled for the moment. Looking back, the figures for this month of April are reminiscent of those of the summer and are far from the 22,608 cases recorded during the peak of the third wave, last January. Much of this improvement is due to increased diagnostic capacity, which now exceeds the barrier of two million PCR tests performed.
Two more losses
The cross on the coin is represented by 2,383 deceased that were counted until yesterday, the most sad fact after a year of epidemic, with two more deaths in the last hours. It was about two women, both with previous pathologies. One of them was 87 years old and died in Chuac; the other, unable to overcome the infection, died at the age of 88 in the Chop.