The Cantonal COE of Guayaquil launched an alert this Tuesday, July 5 because they are in the process of registration 132 cases of Covid-19 diaries. Epidemiological week 26 of 2022 marks an upward trend in the the number city contagions of patients with the disease.
These reports come from the Technical Health Council of the Cantonal Emergency Operations Committee (COE) of Guayaquil, which receives weekly data from hospitals in the Ministry of Public Health (MSP)Ecuadorian Social Security Institute (IESS) and private clinics.
Possible causes for this increase are: Non-practice of biosecurity standards, in particular the use of masks in enclosed spaces, as well as high-traffic venues, this includes jobs, social gatherings, concerts and performances that were primarily held in enclosed venues or poorly ventilated.
“The occupation of beds in intensive care and the occupation of hospitals, we do not have this data because the Ministry of Public Health MSP, through the zonal coordination 8, responsible for transmitting this information to us, does not have it. not done,” the WCC said.
In the period between June 27 and July 3, 2022 in the 18 programmed sectors, a total of 13,450 families with approximately 53,800 inhabitants were covered, finding an incidence of confirmed cases of 3.3/10,000 (927 cases in a single week daily average would be 132 cases).
A 21% increase compared to the penultimate epidemiological week, confirming the upward trend. Compared to week 20, where a slow increase was announced, but it continues to currently mark 230%
Pointing out that in week 26 there were no deaths from this disease.
The epidemiological surveillance system of the Health and Hygiene Directorate of the MI Municipality of Guayaquil, with regard to the epidemic of COVID 19, has determined that in the 26 epidemiological week of the year 2022 , the incidence of confirmed cases was 3.3 per 10,000 population , representing an increase of 21%.