The latest Covid-19 epidemiological data for Sitges shows a situation that is not exceptionally good – but not serious either. All indicators, bar one, show better trends when compared to the average across Catalonia.
During the first full week of April, the percentage of new positive cases in Sitges increased by 1.63%, slightly better than the 1.73% increase registered in Catalonia as a whole. It is also a lower increase than the two previous weeks, which was 1.79 % (from 25-31 March) and 2.31% (18-25 March).
Between 1-7 April, 25 new cases of Coronavirus were registered in Sitges. This is a considerable drop when compared to the last week of January – when there were 78 confirmed cases.
The data presented takes into account the impact of the perimeter re-opening, which came into effect on 15 March. However, the effect of the Easter holiday period has still not taken a possible toll on the registered cases to date.
The ‘rebound risk’ (or iEPG)* continues to fluctuate around the 200-point line. On Thursday, the risk was calculated at 214 – almost identical to the figure recorded on Wednesday, just before the holiday period commenced. The average rebound risk throughout Catalonia stands at 220.
With the cumulative incidence rate (IA) over 14 days, in Sitges it is at 148.65 and throughout Catalonia at 244.58. Also, the percentage of PCR and antigen tests that result in positive results is lower in Sitges (6.43%), when compared to the Catalan average (7.75%). The only indicator that remains worse in Sitges by comparison is the rate of contagion (RT) which is at 1.41 – with the median elsewhere across the region at 0.90.
Sant Pere de Ribes also continues to maintain good indicators – with the ‘rebound risk’ (iEPG) remaining at the lower end of the scale (70 points), while the RT is calculated at 0.78. During the last seven days, the increase in positive cases is Sant Pere de Ribes has been a marginal 0.78%.
*The potential rebound risk (iEPG) measures possible new cases diagnosed over the next 14 days, to evaluate the growth or slowdown in the contagion. It is calculated by multiplying the accumulated incidence rate (IA) and the rate of contagion (RT).
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