No hint of the flu in Catalonia

The hospitals in Catalonia that deal with these affected by acute respiratory infections, most of them brought on by SARS-CoV-2, they haven’t remoted any flu virus till November 22, so the flu state of affairs is at baseline ranges, for under these of earlier years.

In keeping with the knowledge collected by the Common Subdirectorate for Surveillance and Response to Public Well being Emergencies of the Generalitat, which checks the flu state of affairs each week to anticipate the arrival of the annual epidemic, till the week of November 16-22 22 samples from suspected instances have been analyzed, 13 of them from minors, of which 4 have been adenovirus, two rhinovirus, two SARS-CoV-2 and two metapneumovirus, however none of influenza virus.

In keeping with the overall sub-directorate, for the reason that starting of the season the very best share of remoted viruses is detected in rhinovirus (17.3%), adopted by SARS-CoV-2 and adenovirus, with 9.3% respectively.

Consultants think about that use of masks and hygiene, distance and air flow measures are what make the flu virus not but made an look and so they belief that this yr can be a lot much less frequent exactly due to the anticovid measures, though we should await the arrival of the coldest days.

Regardless of not discovering any flu virus, non-sentinel main care facilities all through Catalonia have reported some suspected instances of influenza that may not attain 1.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, Due to this fact, the well being authorities think about that the incidence of influenza syndrome will stay at a baseline degree within the coming weeks, round 5 or 8 instances per 100,000 inhabitants.

For this yr, it will likely be thought-about epidemic when flu instances exceed 76.2 instances per 100,000 inhabitants.

Extra mortality

In its weekly report, the Common Sub-Directorate of Surveillance and Response to Public Well being Emergencies studies that between the interval of October 6 to November 18, the share of extra mortality in Catalonia has been 28%, primarily affecting the age group over 74 years (33%).

This extra mortality, attributable to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, has brought on that between the talked about days they have been produced in Catalonia 9,452 deaths, when in the identical interval of earlier years -without epidemic- there was a median of seven,360 deaths.

Extra mortality impacts extra girls than males – 37% extra in girls, in comparison with 33% in men-, whereas in these below 65 years of age the surplus mortality has been decrease, 16% greater than the typical for different years, as a result of 33% improve in mortality in these over 74 years of age.

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