Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:01 PM
The Canary Islands are the only autonomous community where the pressure on hospital ICUs has fallen over the past fortnight, from 14.39% recorded on October 15 to 10.61% on October 30, and also presents data well below the threshold. 25% which determines the extreme level of risk. There are two other autonomies that, during this same period, managed to contain this index, with ups and downs in the statistics, and also without reaching the extreme indicator: Cantabria and the region of Murcia, according to official data from the Ministry of Health.
In the case of Cantabria, the second half of October started with a percentage of 10.43, and the month ended at 9.40%, at a level very similar to that of the Canary Islands ( 10.6%). Murcia is holding up as well, although with higher percentages and some specific decline that it has not been able to preserve; it started with 18.3% pressure on ICUs and ended the month with an indicator exceeding nine tenths of 20%.
Likewise, the Autonomous City of Ceuta maintains its percentage, but in this case with an indicator triggered by the extreme risk limit, since it started at 41.18%, a level that is repeated at the end of the month. In addition, its curve climbed again to 47% between October 21 and 26.
The comparison of what happened with the intensive care units in the different autonomies over the last fortnight puts Melilla at the top of the table, with a pressure of 64.29% which also represents a spectacular increase, as it has started this stage with an Index of 8.33%. It is followed by Aragon, which on the 30th reached 47.12% against 34.20% initially, then La Rioja, which increased its 33.33% in mid-month to 45%, and Ceuta (41.18% ).
CCAA below 25%
Nearby is Navarre, which from 27.34% recorded on 15 October saw a sustained increase to 40.58%. Madrid calculates a pressure on the USI of 38.13% and reveals a development which worsens from 37.43% to 40.28% on October 26, although it has decreased in recent days. The next stage, located at 37%, places Castilla y León in sixth position, of which 37.11% worsens the pressure of 32.46% on the ICUs recorded a fortnight ago, closely followed by Catalonia, which has started the fortnight with a significantly lower indicator, 21.24%, and the period ends at 38.92%.
Asturias remains at 27.31%, whose pressure on intensive care units has increased irresistibly by 11.33%, making it one of the territories where this index has doubled. Castilla-La Mancha also exceeds the risk threshold, which on October 15 was 22.81% and yesterday, Friday it stood at 26.74%, while the Basque Country crossed it by eight tenths (the period with 17 , 74% and reached 25.08%).
Andalusia is below the risk threshold, although the pressure has also increased in this community, because if it was 13.03% in the middle of the month, it has already risen to 21.77%. In the Balearics, the curve is also ascending, from 14.89% to 18.73%, as in the Valencian Community, an autonomy which, without reaching the extreme risk index, has also seen the pressure on its ICUs almost double, which passes from 9.27% to 18.31%.
Then comes Extremadura, with 16.67% and a sawtooth evolution: it started with 13.95% until reaching 15.25% in five days, then it fell to 12.44% calculated on the 23rd, it rose again to 18.26% five days later, only to fall again. The index recorded in Galicia at the end of October is one of the lowest, 9.78%, but it is another of the communities in which the data almost double, because the fortnight started with 5, 88%.
The comparative analysis of the data also shows that there are five territories which, despite an increase in pressure in the fortnight, have not yet reached the 25% predicted as an index of extreme risk: Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Valencian Community, Extremadura, Galicia.