Lisbon and Ville do Tejo, with their 82 hospitalized patients, have reached 99% of the 84 maximum intensive care beds allocated to Covid-19 in this region, according to the pandemic’s “red lines” report released on Friday.
The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, where there are 82 hospitalized patients in the ICU, accounts for 60% of all cases in the ICU [no país] It corresponds to 99% of the regional limit of 84 ICU beds defined in the “red lines” report, referring to a risk analysis conducted by the Directorate General of Health (DGS) and National Institute physician Ricardo Jorge (INSA).
According to data from the health authorities, in the Algarve region there are 15 patients in the intensive care unit, which corresponds to 150% of the established limit of ten beds allocated for Covid-19. The “red lines” for the fight against the pandemic set by many experts predict 245 beds as the critical value in the hospital group in mainland Portugal, indicating that Regional distribution of 85 beds in the north, 56 in the center and 84 beds in Lisbon and Valle do Tejo, 10 in Alentejo and 10 in Algarve.
The document outlining these ‘red lines’ asserts, however, that integrated NHS capacity management presupposes a network response, which means, in intensive care medicine, that regional needs can be met with a response from other regions to a greater degree. eligibility.
According to a report on Friday, the daily number of Covid-19 cases admitted to intensive care units on the continent showed an increasing trend, equivalent to 56% of 245 beds, compared to 46% in the previous week. In the intensive care of the national hospitals, on Wednesday, 136 patients, with the age group with the largest number of people admitted to these units corresponding to the age group between 40 and 59 years, indicate the DGS and INSA document indicates.
“In the past month, the increase in epidemic activity has been affected Gradual increase in healthcare pressure, especially in the intensive care area مجال and in the regions of Lisbon, Valle do Tejo and the Algarve,” he points to last week’s pandemic risk analysis.
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Data from the DGS and INSA also indicate that the number of new cases per 100,000 population, cumulative in the last 14 days, was 287, with an increasing trend nationwide, while the transmission rate (Rt) presents higher values. to 1 in all regions.
The threshold is 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, at a rate of The cumulative incidence up to 14 days has already been exceeded nationally And in the regions of Lisbon, Valle do Tejo and Algarve. If the current growth rate is maintained, it is estimated that the time for other regions to reach this limit will be less than 15 days,” health authorities warned.
Nationally, since May 13 – 53 days ago – Rt has provided values above 1 in the country, the report also advances, noting that the age group with the highest GPA of 14 days corresponds to people aged 20-29 with an average of 651 1 case per 100,000 residents. Nationally, the proportion of positive tests for Covid-19 was 4.5%, up from the 3.2% recorded in the previous week and already exceeding the established threshold of 4%.
“There has been an increase in the number of Covid-19 detection tests conducted in the past seven days,” he adds, with 435,361 tests performed, 45,120 more than the previous week. Regarding the variants of Covid-19, the DGS and INSA provide that Delta, associated with India and considered more convertible, It presented a relative frequency of 89.1% of cases between June 21 and 27 in Portugal.
Regarding the Lambda variant, which was first identified in Peru in December 2020 and classified as of interest by the World Health Organization, the authorities confirm that as of Wednesday, two cases have been identified in the national territory. The first case, discovered in April, concerned a third infection in which it was not possible to determine the index case. The second case, which was discovered in June, is of a German citizen with a travel history in the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms,” the document explains.
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