Hospital admissions explode in the Balearic Islands

There are twice as many in intensive care and five times more in the ward than a month ago

2021-12-21
Palma

Intensive care in Mallorca now at high risk.

21-12-2021Majorca Daily Bulletin journalist

Hospital admission of people with COVID-19 has skyrocketed in the Balearic Islands and there are now twice as many patients in intensive care and five times more in the ward than a month ago, according to information provided today by the Balearic Ministry of Health.

More specifically, there is 53 patients in intensive care and 256 in the ward, while on November 19 (no data was provided on November 20) there were 27 in intensive care and 52 in the ward. This means that intensive care units are now at high riskwith an occupancy rate of 15.54 percent.

Another worrying fact is the exponential growth of primary care, where the number of people treated has increased from 2,040 on November 19 to 10,418 today.

The fact that 81.84 percent of the target population of the Islands already have the complete vaccination against COVID-19 has prevented many infected people from having to be hospitalized. The IB-Salut pointed out that 75 percent of people admitted to intensive care to have not been inoculated.