The number of patients hospitalized with covid-19 in Intensive Care Units (ICU) in the country shows an increasing trend.
The peak alert does not report of monitoring the red lines for covid-19, released every Friday by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) and the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA). “The number of covid-19 cases hospitalized in Intensive Care Units (ICU) on the continent showed an increasing trend, corresponding to 29% (in the previous week it was 24%) of the defined critical value of 255 occupied beds”, reads. if
The document also highlights that the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, accumulated in the last 14 days, was 110 cases, “with an increasing trend nationwide” and that the R
Thus, the report reinforces the warning that had already been given a week ago: to maintain this growth rate, at the national level, it is estimated that the threshold of 240 cases in 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants – one of the red lines of the pandemic – can be exceeded within two to four months.
“The analysis of the different indicators reveals an epidemic activity of SARS-CoV-2 of reduced intensity, with a growing trend at the national level. The pressure on health services and the impact on mortality are reduced, but with a reversal of the trend, as there is already an increase in the number of admissions to ICUs”, he adds.