Patients in ICU and hospitalized with COVID continue to increase in Madrid

ICU patients with coronaviru continue to increase in the Community of Madrid, going from 606 on Thursday to 618 this Friday and those hospitalized have also increased (from 3,721 to 3,854), although deaths in hospitals (from 63 to 49) and new infections (from 7,274 to 6,577) fell slightly.

Of the 6,577 new infections added to the count this Friday, 4,631 correspond to the last 24 hours, according to the report published daily by the Ministry of Health.

The total number of infections in the Community of Madrid since the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 495,712 and that of deaths in hospitals to 13,615.

The Community of Madrid tightens restrictions even more to try to stop the upward trend of Covid-19 infections in which the region has been living for weeks.  The Ministry of Health has decided to advance the curfew at 10 p.m., has ordered the closure of all non-essential establishments at 9 p.m. (bars, restaurants, shops, etc.), has prohibited meetings of non-cohabitants in homes and has limited to four the number of people who can meet in catering establishments, both indoors and outdoors.  The measures will take effect on Monday and will be activated for at least 15 days.

To that number of deaths in hospitals, we must add 5,003 in social health centers, 1,220 in homes and 30 in other places, bringing the total to 19,868.

Since the epidemic started 84,887 people have been hospitalized for covid-19 in the region and 7,931 people have passed through intensive care units.

Also, in the last 24 hours there have been 334 discharges from hospitals in the region and 74,035 since the start of the pandemic.

On the other hand, there are currently 12,744 people in home monitoring by Primary Care, bringing the total since the beginning of the health crisis to 632,613.

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