Differences in sick leave due to covid in December: Extremadura multiplies by 17 and Euskadi by 3

The high levels of positives for Covid infection that are being registered in this sixth wave have made jump the alarms in companies due to the volume of workers who, due to the quarantine required by the authorities, have to ask their family doctors to leave. To which the chaos generated in the autonomous primary care services that it is difficult to certify the discharges and discharges of all those affected who are forced to stay at home without having the supporting medical certificates.

Despite the fact that the workers who have requested the leave during December have multiplied by seven (623%), the geographical impact has been very different. By autonomous communities, Extremadura has suffered the most bulky growth, 1,634%, which is equivalent to multiplying the casualties by 17; While in Euskadi, at the other extreme, casualties have multiplied only by three, a 198% increase, according to the figures managed by Amat, the Association of Mutual Insurance Companies for Work Accidents.

After Extremadura, Castilla y Len had the second highest increase in December declines over November, 1.065%, followed by Andaluca 1,023% and the Community of Madrid 1,011%. With increases between 500 and 1,000 were La Rioja (965%), Castilla-La Mancha (879%), Asturias (719%), Catalua (665%), Cantabria (609%), Galicia (618%), Navarra ( 579%) and the Region of Murcia (508%).

And below 500, Aragn, whose increase was 453%, the Valencian Community, 427%; Canary Islands, 369%; The Balearic Islands, 270% and the Basque Country 198%.

Provincial differences

But if the contrasts between communities may seem surprising, the differences within the communities themselves as much or more. Thus, in Estremadura, Badajoz has multiplied its casualties by 20 compared to November, up to an increase of 1,914%, while in Cceres it multiplied by 12 to 1,159%.

Something similar also happens in the Basque CountrySince, compared to the 109% increase in Guipzcoa, 324% is registered in lava; that is, the first multiplies by two and the second by four.

But the biggest differences have been in Castilla and Len, where casualties increased on average 1,065%. Now, while Vila was multiplied by 4 compared to November (397%) in Palencia they did so by 28 (2,731%), placing it as the province with the highest increase. Salamanca was the second with 2,435%, Badajoz in third place.

Also in Andalusian there have been notable steps in terms of growth. With an average of 1,023% in the community, Almera had a lesser impact if one considers that the casualties registered by mutual insurance companies for accidents at work increased by 614% in the province, when in neighboring Granada it soared by 1,623%

Affected workers

Measured in the number of workers affected, Catalonia has been in the lead since of the 566,175 casualties registered in the national group, it took almost one in four (24.2%) when accounting for 136,962. The Community of Madrid was the second in terms of number of casualties, 106,221, 16.8% of the total, and at a certain distance from Andalusia, which with 63,803 confined workers accounted for 11.3%.

Cantabria, for its part, was the autonomous community where fewer workers have been discharged due to covid in December, 4,280 (0.75% of the national total), with La Rioja in second place, registering 6,917 casualties (1.23%) and Extremadura the third, with 8,238 casualties, 1.46% of the national total.

By provinces, Barcelona, ​​with a population of 5.75 million inhabitants, ranked first in the number of casualties in December with 106,742, followed closely by Madrid, with 106,221 casualties, despite having a million more inhabitants than Barcelona. Soria had the lowest number of casualties in December, 1,326 and Teruel 1,364.

Seven Autonomous Communities streamline procedures

Andalusia, Asturias, Catalonia, Community of Madrid, Valencian Community, Galicia and Murcia These are the seven autonomous communities that have already established strategies to expedite work discharges and discharges due to coronavirus in order to unblock the collapse of Primary Care.

In Andalusia, since December 30, the possibility of carry out the procedures for the request cancellation through the free mobile application Salud Responde. In Asturias, a new procedure has been developed for the processing of labor discharges and discharges for confirmed cases of Covid-19 through inspection.

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