COVID-19 Cases And Respiratory Infections Increasing In Navarra, A Northern Region Of Spain. Rest Of Spain Also Catching Up Fast!
: As we had warned about two weeks ago about a potential rise in COVID-19 cases in Spain…Navarra, a region in Northern Spain is now witnessing an alarming rise in COVID-19 infections along with a rise in hospitalizations.
It is not just COVID-19 cases that are rising in the Northern region in Spain, but also other respiratory infections including flu, RSV and adenoviruses.
According to data from the Spanish Ministry of Health that was released to the media, the rate of consultations in primary care facilities for respiratory infection was reported at 484.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Many concerned local physicians and healthcare professionals are warning that the actual situation in Navarra could actually be far worse as they claimed that authorities are trying to conceal the true impact of the COVID-19 crisis in Navarra and also in in various other regions in Spain by having less COVID-19 testing being conducted.
While some claimed that the COVID-19 surge started as a result of a mass public event called the Sanfermines, there were also unverified reports that parts of Spain was already witnessing a COVID-19 surge about 8 days before the event but that data was concealed by the authorities and also the mainstream media due to the elections being held in Spain then.
There have been literally no COVID-19 News
coverages in any of the mainstream media in Spain. Only small news outlets in Navarra have been covering about the surge there and that was due to the fact that hospitals were being stressed out by the influx of patients and the worrisome situation could not be hidden by the authorities as it was simply too apparent as to what was taking place there.
It is also being reported that hospitals and clinics in regions like Valencia, Cantabria and the Canary Islands are witnessing a surge of patients coming in for various respiratory infections including COVID-19
The situation in Spain is likely to become similar to
in a couple of weeks.
At the moment, it is very difficult for researchers to pinpoint what SARS-CoV-2 sub-lineages could be behind the COVID-19 surge in Spain as there is very little genomic sequencing being conducted in the country and data on many platforms on various SARS-CoV-2 variants and sub-lineages may not be reliable.
News would continue to provide more updates on the situation developing in Spain.
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