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Nearly 96% of new Covid cases do not need hospital treatment
01 September 2020 @ 15:17

AS SPAIN and the rest of the world waits with bated breath for a widely-available and effective Covid-19 vaccine, health ministry figures may help to put some minds at rest: Even though the number of cases in the country has risen by 78% this summer since lockdown ended, only 4.43% have had to go to hospital, and only 7.1% of these have needed to be admitted to intensive care.

According to data released by minister Salvador Illa's department, as at Friday, the number of 'positives' registered in the previous two months was 193,014 – partly through more widespread PCR-testing and manual contact-tracing that enabled the medical service to get to people who had been near a Coronavirus patient before they displayed symptoms.

Of these, 8,557 have had to go to hospital, meaning admissions have only risen by 6.85% in two months, and the mortality rate is 688, having risen by 2.43%.

Effectively, 95.6% of diagnosed cases since the end of lockdown have not needed in-patient treatment and have been in self-isolation at home.

And 99.64% of those diagnosed in the last two months have survived, since the death rate has been just 0.36%.

The 193,014 cases registered in summer, after June 21 when the State of Alarm was declared over, represent 73.37% of the total all year – currently 439,286.



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Goldilocks said:
05 September 2020 @ 08:58

Thank goodness for a bit of common sense! I'm so tired of reading about the "worrying" rise in "cases" which are actually just positive test results.

Hardly any of these people are ill and the numbers of hospital admissions and deaths are really low, so can we please stop panicking now and get on with our lives?!!

Torros said:
05 September 2020 @ 14:31

Well said Goldilocks !!!
Perhaps Boris should read the article.

People are dying of of pneumonia every day.

K 5ive said:
05 September 2020 @ 17:25

Wow a positive way of telling the news finally! Why is nobody else telling the news this way? Answer Fear sells more!

Charlietwice said:
05 September 2020 @ 19:37

I get the feeling we are subject to ‘mushroom syndrome’ ie fed s**t and kept in the dark. We have the strictest conditions in the world and few deaths. I understand every death is bad but there are deaths from flu and other diseases that aren’t subject to such strict controls. There are so many contradictions in both figures and conditions I suspect either there is something more sinister at work or those in charge are scared / clueless. Sweden have had no lockdown but few deaths. Why is this?

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