Some 92% of hospitalized patients with Covid-19 between UCRE and ICU do not have the complete vaccination cycle said The National Director of Health Services of the Social Security Fund (CSS), Gustavo Santamaría on Friday, January 14.
Santamaría said that until noon on Thursday, 259 people admitted with the disease were registered in the entity's medical units nationwide.
Of that number, 203 are in the ward, 43 in the Special Respiratory Care Unit (UCRE), and 23 in Intensive Care (ICU).
“We have between 92% and 93% of the patients, of those who are in intensive care and special respiratory care, who do not have a complete vaccination schedule. They are unvaccinated stayed with one or two doses," said Santamaría.
He added that they also have a low percentage of patients who, having the complete immunization schedule, require hospital services because they have chronic diseases.
“In the case of the City of Health [Covid Hospital], which is our thermometer, we have seen that there is an increase between 15 and 20 patients per day. That is a lot for what we were driving,” Santamaría explained.
At the Covid Hospital, until the last report, 49 patients were counted in the ward, 21 in the UCRE, and 11 in the ICU.
Panama is in the midst of the fourth wave of the new coronavirus and according to the Pan American Health Organization in recent weeks, there has been a sharp increase in cases.
In addition to continuing to comply with biosafety measures, the Health authorities reiterate their call to the population to vaccinate to reduce the possibility of suffering from the disease in a serious way and deaths.