Hospital occupation in Granada has fallen by 27% in the space of one week and there have been zero new cases in homes for the elderly, thanks to the vaccine campaign.
This good news was given by the Consejería de Salud y Familias belonging to the Junta de Andalucía.
Just seven days ago there were 490 Covid patients occupying hospital beds whereas yesterday the figure had dropped to 358. This means that much needed space has been freed up for patients with other illnesses.
However, this drop in hospital beds occupied by Covid patients are ones on normal wards. The ICU wards continue to have many patients and the drop has not been so pronounced there.
As far as residencies for the elderly go, if you look back to March last year, there were 400 cases in this type of facilities. They were the hardest hit sector in the country and many residents with Covid didn’t make it to the overcrowded hospitals and died where they were. Now there are no cases – zero, and it’s basically down to the mass vaccination campaign within these homes, with staff and residents included, things have changed so radically.
This good news was given by the Head of the Unidad de Residencias de Granada, Mariola Soto, who explained that in the latest Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) there were only 58 cases in all of the residences in the whole of the province, 52 of whom were residents and the other six, members of staff. Since then they have all been given a clean bill of health.
(News: Granada, Andalucia)