Over the past few weeks, the number of cases of Covid-19 has gradually increased. In the last few days this number has begun to decline, but we are about to enter a much more difficult time of the year.
The number of Covid-19 inpatients reflects this, with a gradual increase, and although it is on an overall trend, it is well below its final peak at the beginning of the year.
Fortunately, the number of people dying from Covid-19 is significantly lower in proportion to the number of cases than earlier this year. The numbers aren’t trivial yet, they’re slowly rising again, but very slowly.
Recent data show that unvaccinated 30-year-olds are slightly more likely to be admitted to the hospital from Covid-19 than fully vaccinated 70-year-olds. In all age groups, even between the ages of 18 and 29, the proportion of hospitalized patients who received double vaccination was significantly lower than in other age groups.
The effectiveness of the vaccine is even more pronounced in the deaths from covid-19. Among people under the age of 70, there are few deaths from Covid-19 after two vaccinations. The proportion between the ages of 60 and 69 was only 3.4 per 100,000. Under the age of 60, less than 1 in 100,000.
At this time of last year, the number of cases that occurred during the fall and winter of last year was just beginning to increase. This year we will enter that period at a much higher level in terms of cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
The vaccine deployment allowed us to enter the winter at this high level without overloading the NHS, but before we realized we were in the same location as last winter, we had several cases and hospitalizations. You just have to double it. that.