A big a part of the hospitalizations for COVID-19 are of sufferers who sought medical help for different circumstances or well being conditions and, in the course of the hospital keep, the virus was detected, in line with two medical doctors with first-hand details about this case.
But, though some sufferers are asymptomatic or don’t current extreme issues, others do develop severe well being circumstances that even advantage therapy in intensive care models.
On Tuesday, the census of hospitalizations for COVID-19 on the island was 717 adults and 87 minors. Of the entire, 104 adults and 5 minors had been in intensive care.
“Most of the cases we have did not come from COVID, but came from a fracture or accident”stated yesterday, Tuesday, the physician Carlos “Charlie” Gómez, director of emergency room at Centro Médico.
Gómez defined that COVID-19 exams usually are not carried out on all sufferers who arrive at this hospital, however slightly those that have a compromised airway or are going to bear an operation.
“Not everyone is being tested”, he reiterated.
Gómez warned that folks contaminated with this virus ought to solely go to a hospital if they’ve a persistent fever on the verge of dehydration or have average to extreme respiratory misery.
“This virus provides like a chilly. If the affected person doesn’t have main standards, resembling being an immunosuppressed or extreme asthmatic affected person, they’ll keep at house and take drugs for colds or nasal (signs) “, He stated.
When these cases reach an emergency room, he warned, there is a risk of infecting others.
“Many people have not yet been vaccinated. This very morning (Tuesday), I saw a patient who told me that, in the church, they told him not to get vaccinated because they were going to inject him with the devil. Those are cases that die and then the pastor lives on. There is still a lot of ignorance, strange religious ideas. It is important that they get vaccinated “, he confused.
The infectologist Miguel Colon He agreed, highlighting that, in current weeks, he has solely come throughout one affected person who had the COVID-19 vaccine booster. The relaxation, he stated, solely had two doses.
Colón identified that, on the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, the place he works, 30% of the sufferers with COVID-19 handled have arrived for different illnesses or emergencies, resembling acute diverticulitis, pulmonary aspiration, urinary tract infections or coronary heart assaults, amongst others. It is within the antigen exams that they do on all sufferers, he stated, that these instances are detected.
“Another 30% are sufferers who might be seen on an outpatient foundation as a result of that they had acceptable oxygenation, however one other 40% do arrive unwell, and lots of go to intensive care“, He stated.
Colón agreed that COVID-19 patients should only go to a hospital if they have complications, such as shortness of breath or poor oxygenation. These symptoms, he reported, can be monitored on an outpatient basis with an oximeter. If it scores less than 94%, you must go to a hospital.
“The omicron gives a little sore throat, cough, fever and muscle pain. That can be handled on an outpatient basis “, He stated.
According to the infectologist, regardless of the rise in admissions for COVID-19, not all are important instances. He added that sufferers with extended hospital stays of two weeks or extra are prone to buying a nosocomial an infection (contracted in a well being middle). The scenario is aggravated, he warned, as a result of lack of hospital personnel, particularly nursing personnel. Meanwhile, he highlighted how most of the deadly instances are from sufferers with pre-existing well being circumstances.
“We are misdirected. We have to maneuver from so many samples and exams (of COVID-19) in airports and staff to do extra vaccination. Hospitals usually are not collapsing, we’ve got beds, the issue is (lack of) workers (to take care of them) “, he concluded.