Cantabria has gone in a few days from having the most adverse effects of COVID under control, accumulating record numbers of recovered and gradually decreasing the contagion curve for a month in a row, to reliving the nightmare of the coronavirus again. And it is that in the last 24 hours, three other people have lost their lives as a result of the disease, two men aged 77 and 83 and a woman aged 89, raising the list of deaths since the pandemic began to 244 people that is, seven more so far this week, closing the deadliest week of this second wave.
Since last September 17 there had not been three deaths on the same day, according to data from the Cantabrian Health Service (SCS). So far this month of October, a total of eight people have died in the autonomous community.
In addition, to increase the bad news, the Ministry of Health has reported another 155 infections in the autonomous community throughout the day on Saturday, again surpassing the record of infected in a single day, and Cantabrian hospitals have also registered a growth in the number of admissions to 40 patients, six more than the previous day. Eight of them are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to the severity of their symptoms.
Currently, Cantabria has 1,006 active cases, with 966 patients in home quarantine and 40 hospitalized, with 25 patients at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital in Santander, eight at the Sierrallana Hospital, six at the Laredo Hospital and one more in the Tres Mares Hospital in Reinosa. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Cantabria has accumulated 8,820 positive cases, of which 7,856 have been detected by PCR and 964 with antibody tests. To date, 7,570 people have overcome the disease, which represents almost 86% of the total.
This past Saturday The Ministry of Health warned of the “great rebound” of cases in the community before recommending that the population carry out “voluntary self-confinement” at home, limit social activity “to the maximum” and reduce mobility except in cases “strictly necessary”. He asked that any family or social event be canceled or postponed.