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Coronavirus: Extremadura reports 18 deaths from covid in the last week


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There are 14 more hospitalized than last Thursday and the contagion rate has risen 218 points in the last week, to 982 cases

Maria Fernandez

Extremadura communicates this Thursday 18 deaths from coronavirus in the last week, four more than the previous one and 11 more than the previous one. All the deceased – who were between the ages of 69 and 92 – had received the covid vaccine except one.

Specifically, four people have died in Badajoz: two men aged 70 and 79 from Puebla de Obando and Puebla de la Calzada, and two women aged 91 and 92 from San Vicente de Alcántara and Talavera la Real. Mérida has registered four other deaths: two 88-year-old men from the regional capital and from Almendralejo, a 70-year-old resident of Almendralejo, and a 69-year-old woman from Puebla del Prior.

In Cáceres, two women from Membrío, aged 79 and 86, and an 85-year-old man, a resident of the capital, have lost their lives. Coria has reported three deaths: two women aged 88 and 92 from Ceclavín and Torrejoncillo, and a 92-year-old neighbor from Moraleja.

In addition, two men aged 74 and 87 from Don Benito and Cabeza del Buey and two women aged 74 and 93 from Llerena and Villanueva de la Vera have died. Since the pandemic began, a total of 2,424 people have lost their lives to the virus in the region.

The accumulated incidence in those over 60 years of age -the only one that is counted- stands at 982 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days, which represents an increase of 218 points compared to last week. To find a higher infection rate in the community, you have to go back to the end of May. The upward trend is also reflected in the index to seven, which is at 595 cases and seven days ago it was at 380.

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Regarding the situation in Extremadura hospitals, there are 81 patients admitted with covid: 20 in Cáceres, 18 in Mérida, 11 in Badajoz, 8 in Plasencia, 8 in Llerena-Zafra, 7 in Don Benito-Villanueva, 6 in Navalmoral and 3 in Coria. They are 14 more than last Thursday. They are 14 more than last Thursday. The figure was rising throughout the past week until reaching 89 on Friday, so with respect to this last figure, those admitted have decreased. Of the total, one person is in intensive care, in Cáceres.

Stealthy Omicron and new bloodlines

On the other hand, the ómicron variant continues to be the dominant one in Extremadura and in Spain. It comprises five lineages and according to the latest update of the epidemiological situation of the SARS-CoV-2 variants (week of June 13 to 9), 52.1% of the samples analyzed in Extremadura correspond to BA.2, that is, , to the stealthy omicron, compared to 63.4% in the previous report.

On the other hand, 47.9% correspond to the latest omicron lineages detected, BA.4 and BA.5, compared to 23.2% the previous week. It must be remembered that these subvariants circulate in Extremadura from the week of May 9 to 15.

The document indicates that over the past two months, they have shown a growth advantage over the stealthy omicron. Portugal was the first country in our environment in which an increase in the BA.5 lineage was detected, which became dominant in May. At the moment, the report adds, there are several countries, including Spain, in which one or more of these lineages are displacing BA.2.

Regarding BA.1 (the initial omicron and which used the majority lineage during the first expansion phase) and BA.3, Extremadura does not register cases, while in the previous report, these lineages represented 9.8% of the cases. analyzed samples.


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