By Oisin Sweeney • 20 November 2020 • 9:55
SEVILLE’S hospitals are showing a positive trend of reduced Covid cases and increasing ICU capacity, with 20% of intensive units available across the city and province.
As of Thursday, the rate of daily infections has been below 900 for 4 consecutive days, down from between 1000 and 1300 in the two previous weeks. Between Wednesday and Thursday, 64 beds have been made available, suggesting a positive trend that the disease curve that began at the end of October may finally be declining.
Intensive Care Units, reserved for Covid patients who are particularly vulnerable due to age or underlying conditions, remain at high capacity though are no longer at a critical level of saturation. Seville’s three main hospitals Virgen del Rocio, Virgen Macarena, and Valme collectively have 20% of their units available for patients.
Since Monday 2500 Sevillians have been cured of Covid, though the province is still in the midst of four contained outbreaks in Seville, Seville South, and the Los Jardines residential facility.
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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...
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