Two weeks ago, there were 10 people in the local Sant Camil hospital with Covid. On Monday there were 39. Although most cases are not serious, nor require intensive care, there have been two deaths reported in the last two weeks.
The reason for the increase has been twofold: firstly, it is due to a general increase in cases detected across the country, and which despite being mostly mild, can cause occasional complications in some people, especially the elderly and those who are unvaccinated. Secondly, an outbreak was detected among staff of the Health Consortium of Penedès Garraf, an organisation to which the management of Sant Camil belongs.
The 39 patients with Coronavirus is the highest figure since late January and early February, when the sixth wave occurred, and which generated a high level of infection. In previous weeks, the number of people in the local hospital with Covid at any one time was mostly less than 10.
The current avalanche of positive cases has also resulted in two more deaths, which now makes a total of 246 deaths that the hospital has registered since the outbreak of the pandemic in Spring 2020. In recent months, some of the positive cases of Covid that have resulted in deaths have been cases of patients suffering with another serious or terminal illness.
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