The data of infected and sick of the Covid-19 in Catalonia they have been on an upward curve for two weeks. The same thing happened in the middle of September. And at the end of August. The cases descend, there is in the middle a bridge like the one 11 of September or that of the Mercè on the 24th, and a week later there is a sudden increase that is sustained for another week.
That meandering curve that the epidemic draws in Catalonia Since mid-July it has a lot to do with those special and longer weekends in which a good part of citizens move to other towns, to a second home, in meetings with other family and friends that they have not seen for a long time, walks with a feeling of greater freedom through small towns where you can stop to say hello … A perfect cocktail for the spread of the virus.
These are circumstances that go totally against the prevention habits adopted in the city itself, when going to work or shopping. On the contrary, in these outings, communities that do not usually meet, not groups of cohabitants, get in touch; prevention habits are relaxed in the street and above all, indoors, in numerous meetings and with very diverse participants.
The increase in cases this week, which began last week, coincides with the hangover from the Mercè bridge. The contagion occurs, it takes almost a week to give symptoms in some of those who have been close, a few more days to verify that it is positive and that the contacts are located, another four or five days until the contacts that have been been contagious, give signs and take the test and after 15 days the rise reaches the hospitals and the ucis.
Of course it is not the only reason for promotions. The main recent increase in cases has been a massive contagion in a meat company that leads trackers, epidemiologists and health workers headlong PCR over and over again to large populations to cut off expansion in Tortosa, Rockets Y Amposta.
Terrassa also experiences a spectacular rise, but its model is one of urban contagion, young and many without symptoms: the rate per 100,000 has gone from 157 to 205 in one week, the highest level in the entire pandemic. Salut has launched a door-to-door case search in the fastest growing parts of the city.
They mainly look for asymptomatic patients who may be spreading the infection without realizing it. They will give you the result in 48 hours by SMS. Meanwhile, the City Council will offer home care, for example, shopping, to those who have to isolate themselves.