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Catalonia adds more than 6,000 new infections and 48 deaths in 24 hours

Posted: Saturday October 24 2020 10:48

Catalonia has registered 225,901 confirmed cases of coronavirus accumulated up to this Saturday – 198,368 with a PCR test – 6,073 more than in Friday’s tally, the Generalitat’s health ministry reported via its website.

The total death toll stands at 13,773, 48 more than those recorded on Friday: 8,407 in a hospital or a social health center, 4,209 at home, 857 at home and 300 which are not classifiable for lack of information.

The number of patients currently admitted is 1,743, which represents an increase of 45 from the last count. A total of 325 patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), 29 more than in the previous balance.

The risk rate of recurrence has increased: on Friday it reached a level of 635.71, and 24 hours later it is at 713.37, while the disease reproduction rate (rt) was placed at 1, 50.

So far in nursing homes, 20,084 people have tested positive, of which 6,688 have died and 87 are currently admitted, of which 3 are in intensive care.

Data by regions

In the region of Barcelonès (Barcelona), there have been 79,360 confirmed cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, with 5,672 deaths, while there are currently 502 patients admitted – including 97 in ICUs -; the risk of regrowth is 700.01.

In Osona (Barcelona), there have been 5,869 confirmed cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, with 392 deaths, while there are currently 47 patients admitted – 8 of them in ICU -; the risk of regrowth is 1,372.44.

In Gironès (Girona), there have been 6,896 confirmed cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, with 224 deaths; Currently, 38 patients are admitted, including 11 in ICU, while the risk of regrowth is 979.65.

Regarding the region of Cerdanya (Girona), since the start of the pandemic, there have been 519 confirmed cases of coronavirus, of which 6 have died, while there are currently 6 patients admitted – including 1 in the ICU -; the risk of regrowth is 920.73.

In Baix Ebre (Tarragona), since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1558 cumulative confirmed cases, of which 36 have died, while there are currently 12 patients admitted – including 4 in ICU -, and the risk of regrowth is 515.67.

In the region of Garrigues (Lleida), since the start of the pandemic, there have been 602 cumulative confirmed cases, of which 7 have died, while there are currently 9 patients admitted – 3 of them in ICU -, and the risk of regrowth is 675.35.

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