Over the course of three consecutive days, the number of patients treated in intensive care due to Covid-19 decreased. And Friday morning, 395 patients were treated with IVA for the disease, compared to 417 patients on Tuesday. Small, but visible, drop in percentage.
In many of the areas that have recently received the largest number of patients within IVA compared to their population, the decline has been evident, as in Javleborg, Dalarna and Orebro.
However, intensive care physician Johnny Helgren, in charge of the ICU record, thinks it’s too early to talk about breaking the trend.
– He wiggled before. Additionally, there is a great deal of variation. Some areas are rising, while others are still or in decline. But he says it is very positive that it is not continuing to increase nationally.
Regardless, the situation in the healthcare field remains extremely tense. Many regions, such as Uppsala, have warned that it has reached its maximum capacity or approached it much in terms of intensive care, and as recently as the day before yesterday, Minister of Social Affairs Lina Hallingren (South) called for a press conference where she called on everyone to better adhere to the advice and restrictions Current.
If the pullback turns out to be a breakout of the trend, it will follow exactly the same pattern as it did last year. On April 25-26, 2020, the vast majority of COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in intensive care due to COVID-19. According to the intensive care unit, a total of 558 patients received intensive care at the same time for this disease. Then, the curve turned down, a decline that continued until the beginning of September, when the number of admitted patients began to rise again before the so-called second wave.
Does the same thing happen again? no one knows. But for the first time in a long time, a change to the positive was observed.
According to Karen Tegmark Wessel, head of department at the Swedish Public Health Agency, the spread of infection has decreased somewhat, although the agency is very cautious and believes that it is too early to consider this decline an actual decline.
If you look at the number of reported cases, which we have a fairly straightforward report on, we can state that the number of cases reported in the first three days of this week was less than the first three days of last week. We can also say that we have two consecutive weeks because we do not have a raise, but we are on a plateau nationally. So, there is some flash of light, says Karin Tegmark Wisell of TT.
According to the previous scenario of the Public Health Authority, the spread of infection will be at its highest level at the end of April and then decrease.
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