The Fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic also hits nursing homes. According to the data collected in the IMSERSO report, in the period from July 19 to 25 37 deaths and 1,029 infections have been reported.
While in the previous week deaths from the disease amounted to eight, In the last seven days the figure has tripled and the number of infected has doubled. And if the centers for people with disabilities and other social services accommodation, the figure rises to 1,137.
Of the total number of deaths, in addition to the 18 in Catalonia, there were 4 deaths in Castilla y León, 3 in Andalusia, another 3 in the Balearic Islands, 2 in Aragon, the Canary Islands, the Basque Country and La Rioja in each case and 1 in Madrid.
Figures since the beginning of the year
The total figure Since January 1, there have been 3,981 deaths in residential centers, of which 3,881 were in those for the elderly. With regard to positives, so far this year they have been notified 20,877 infections, and 18,917 occurred in senior centers.
Suspension of visits
The worrying situation that the residences are going through has caused start taking some action. For example, the Ministry of Social Policies of Madrid has reported the suspension of visits in six centers in the region after 113 infections were detected, although none of the cases is serious and there have been no deaths.
Specifically, the interruption will take place in three residences in the capital: Sagrada Familia, Concesol and Nuestra Señora del Pilar; La Ermita (Parla), Getafe Alzheimer (Getafe) and and Isla Taray (Morata de Tajuña).