Mendoza exceeded 100 daily cases of coronavirus, but what worries us most is not the quantity, because it is within expectations and the projected epidemiological situation. What generates an alert for new infections: the majority of those affected are vulnerable people due to their previous health and have a higher risk of complications.
It is what happened at home Renacer, where people with disabilities who mostly have a previous health problem are housed. They also follow the infections of older adults in the geritricos, another sensitive sector. Within a week, the number of people admitted to intensive care increased, although there is still no room for attention. They are currently 20 patients who are in that acute phase of the disease. On the other hand, monitoring institutional outbreaks is a priority because of how this can affect the health system.
For the most vulnerable sectors, they will carry out a different strategy: they will carry out more extensive tests and, in case of any compatible symptoms, people will be hospitalized. In Juncer’s Renacer home, there are more than 20 cases detected and there were 90 people housed who will be analyzed today. So the hospitalizations related to that “cluster” could increase. “There is no risk of contagion spreading outward because the place is safe. What worries there is that they are vulnerable groups,” they explained. Affecting people with comorbidities could “demand more from the health system.”
In the 111 infections diagnosed yesterday there are signs of new institutional outbreaks. Isolated cases also began to appear in shops and malls. In these cases, it is not a matter of contagions produced in the place, but rather by links related to other outbreaks.
Most of the infections have occurred in young people who are more “transmission agents” than risk patients. In fact, most of the deceased are over 70 years old.
Since it was detected that there is community circulation in Mendoza, infections have increased and the doubling time of cases has been less than 10 days. But to address the issue, the containment strategy was not abandoned. That is why they maintain the obligation that the infected persons enter and remain in charge of the State. Whether in a hospital or somewhere alternative. Total There are 935 people interned.
Actually there are two hotels enabled to accommodate patients with coronavirus. But a tender was called to hire others 3 hotels. The condition is that they have more than 30 rooms available. From Health explained that the State will take over the most complex task: cleaning the places where infected people stay.
Sports centers and alternative sites for isolation will not be used. First, they will seek to speed up circulation in health centers prepared for this purpose. That’s why the highs accelerated: yesterday there 40 people who returned home and left hospitals.
The decree that regulates social isolation expires next Monday. There are no signs of structural changes, but there could be adjustments. The data that they follow closely to evaluate how to follow the reality in Mendoza is the ability to health system response, mortality and also which sectors are most affected.