The decline in the contagion curve begins to obviously ease the pressure on the hospitals in the Region, which in the last 24 hours have reduced the number of patients admitted by Covid to 720, 89 less than the previous day. To a lesser extent, the Intensive Care Units (ICU) also catch some air when treating seven fewer patients than last Monday, 157 in total; however, they continue at 128% of their capacity.
Unfortunately, the decrease in hospital admissions has not yet been reflected in the number of deaths per day. According to the Ministry of Health, this Tuesday twelve people lost their lives due to coronavirus. These are eight women and four men, aged between 70 and 93, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 1,280. Four of the victims come from Murcia, two from Cieza and the rest from San Pedro del Pinatar, Caravaca de la Cruz, Cehegín, Bullas, Cartagena and Yecla.
Daily infections, meanwhile, continue to decline and this Tuesday 289 positives were detected, 19 less than the previous day. Healthcare workers in the Region carried out 4,504 PCR or antigen tests on Tuesday, so the positivity rate remains at 6.4%.
Of the 289 new cases, 89 correspond to the municipality of Murcia, 36 to Cartagena, 19 to Águilas, 16 to Molina de Segura, 14 to Cieza, 13 to Yecla, eight to Jumilla, eight to Lorca, seven to Alcantarilla, seven to Mazarrón , six to Caravaca de la Cruz, five to Fortuna, five to San Pedro del Pinatar and five to Santomera. The rest are distributed among various locations.