Madrid claims to have overcome the peak of infections: "Next week there will be a marked decline"

The Community of Madrid has already exceeded the peak of infections due to the sixth wave of the coronavirus. This has been assured this Tuesday by the Regional Executive’s Health Minister, Enrique Ruiz Escudero placeholder image. He has also stated that the community is in a stage of “plateau” and that there is a slight decrease «Which will be more accentuated next week».

Escudero has pointed out that the maximum transmission peak was exceeded on December 23, as well as the accumulated incidence at 7 days, which marks the short-term trend, between last December 29 and 30. In addition, he has indicated that the case of cumulative incidence at 14 days. «Knowing exactly the day of the contagion peak would not be able to say but what We have already passed it, that we have very clear», Has stressed in an interview with Madrid wave.

Regarding the forecast for the next few days, Enrique Ruiz Escudero has urged “Wait a short period” due to the impact of the Christmas holidays on the figures, which could cause “certain alterations” due to the change in habits of the people of Madrid. “We believe that on Thursday, with the accumulated data of the three days of this week, we will be able to know exactly,” he said.

The accumulated incidence at 14 days in the Community of Madrid has risen 103.11 points since Friday to stand at 2,491.54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to data from the Ministry of Health published this Monday, with information from the previous day.

«When there is a rapid rise, when it makes the inflection it always has a small plateau period, which is what we are seeing now, but we do foresee that lthe descent speed will be on the same line as the ascent. This week, we expect to have a plateau phase with no increase or with slight decrease, which will be more pronounced next week ”, he argued.

In this sense, Escudero has highlighted the “colossal” rise in infections that the Community of Madrid has experienced throughout the month of December due to the impact of the omicron variant, which is why it has become the predominant strain “suddenly” and replacing Delta. «It is not normal to see such a contagious variant », has pointed.

40% of patients with Covid

The Minister of Health has stressed that there are currently 2,880 people hospitalized in the ward and 309 in the ICU, a “high” figure. “Whenever there is an increase, it is not good news,” he warned. In this sense, he has emphasized that 40% are patients with Covid, that is, that they had entered for any other pathology different from the virus regardless of having been infected or not.

«The infection of this virus has changed in relation to the first wave and is looking more like a coronavirus, that is, a common respiratory syndrome“, has added.

Enrique Ruiz Escudero explained that there has been a change in trend in relation to those infected vaccinated or not vaccinated. “In recent weeks there has been a higher incidence among people who have received the doses of the vaccines. The medical picture in the unvaccinated is much worse, “he said.

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