Two thirds of ICU patients unvaccinated

During the past month, 31 people have been treated for coronavirus in intensive care, 21 of them were unvaccinated while 10 were fully inoculated.

Put another way, 10 cases out of 4 million, the population who have been fully vaccinated, represents 0.24 per 100,000 people, while 21 cases out of the 467,151 unvaccinated, is 4.5 cases per 100,000 people. The risk of ending up in intensive care because of coronavirus is “almost 19 times greater among the unvaccinated” warned the department run by health minister Ana Barceló.

The figures from the health department, reported by Europa Press, clearly show how effective the vaccine is at keeping large numbers of people out of ICU.

Taking a closer look at figures, between 18 October and 14 November, there were 31 patients in ICUs with Covid, 21 unvaccinated and 10 vaccinated with both jabs. Of those in intensive care, 24 were men (15 unvaccinated) and seven women (six unvaccinated). By ages, 67.8% are between 50 and 69.

In addition there were 136 patients in hospital wards with Covid, of whom 60 had not been jabbed while 76 were vaccinated,Put another way, the 76 vaccinated patients represents 1.9 cases per 100,000, whereas the 60 unvaccinated patients represents 12.8 cases per 100,000. The Europa Press report concludes that the risk of being admitted to hospital with Covid is almost seven times higher among the unvaccinated.

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