The blackest week since the pandemic reached the Region continues to leave chilling figures. This Saturday, 16 people died of coronavirus in the Region, because the number of deaths due to Covid this week rises to 88. In the absence of knowing the data for this Sunday, the Community adds in the last six days more than half of the deaths that occurred throughout the first wave, which closed with 150 deaths.
They are nine men and seven women, aged between 50 and 93 years. Half of the victims come from Murcia, two from Cartagena and the rest from Águilas, Caravaca de la Cruz, San Pedro del Pinatar, Santomera, Mazarrón and Archena. Since the start of the pandemic, 921 people have lost their lives due to the virus in the Community.
The situation in the hospitals shows a similar evolution to that of the previous day, with eleven more inmates, the smallest increase in what we have been doing this week. Although the situation in hospitals is critical and this Saturday the Community had to activate level IV of the contingency plan, the data from the last two days show that the rate at which hospital pressure increases is slowing. In addition, the number of patients in the Intensive Care Units fell to 155, one less than last Friday.
The Ministry of Health notified 1,205 new infections in the last 24 hours. Of the total positives, 329 correspond to the municipality of Murcia, 221 to Cartagena, 129 to Lorca, 82 to Yecla, 50 to Molina de Segura, 46 to Cieza, 28 to Caravaca de la Cruz, 26 to Jumilla, 20 to Alcantarilla, 19 to Las Torres de Cotillas, 18 to Abarán, 16 to Mazarrón, 16 to La Unión, 15 to Mula, 15 to Torre Pacheco, 13 to Alhama de Murcia, 11 to Archena, 11 to Bullas, 10 to Fortuna, 10 to Fuente Álamo , 9 to Moratalla, 9 to Puerto Lumbreras, 9 to San Javier, 8 to Águilas, 8 to Alguazas, 8 to Cehegín, 8 to Ceutí, 7 to San Pedro del Pinatar, and 6 to Albudeite. The rest are distributed among various locations.