Almost one in 3 patients positive for Covid-19 are hospitalized for other diseases. This is what emerges from the latest report of the sentinel hospitals of the Italian Federation of Healthcare and Hospitals (Fiaso), in which the inpatients were analyzed distinguishing between patients hospitalized for Covid, and therefore suffering from pulmonary and respiratory symptoms, and coronavirus positive but asymptomatic patients, hospitalized for other diseases. This report is for adults only. Overall, in 19 of the Fiaso sentinel hospitals 1,949 patients are hospitalized in Covid areas: 67.2% developed Covid disease and have lung and respiratory tract disease, while 32.8% of patients are positive, but he is in the hospital to treat other diseases and in most cases he discovered that he was positive for Sars-CoV-2 only at the time of admission which includes the swab. More than two thirds of this last group of patients hospitalized ‘with Covid’ was vaccinated – underline by Fiaso – and for this reason he was protected from the development of the disease, so much so that he ended up in the hospital for different pathologies. The data that emerges confirms the Fiaso study to which 6 large hospitals had joined and which had anticipated that a third of the hospitalizations were composed of asymptomatic patients at Covid, but with other pathologies. However, the situation of resuscitation is different – specifies the Federation – where the weight of asymptomatic patients at Covid and suffering from other diseases is completely residual. In intensive care only 10% of pandemic coronavirus positive patients are hospitalized for other pathologies: in particular, of these patients without Covid symptoms but positive for the virus, 36% ended up in resuscitation for a stroke, a heart attack or a cerebral hemorrhage ; 27% arrived there due to an internal failure; 18% following a trauma or an accident, and 13.6% are in a resuscitation bed for a non-postponable surgery to which they still had to undergo despite the positivity. In the week 11-18 January they increase by 27.5 % Covid patients under 18 hospitalized. The number of under 18 hospitalized went from 120 to 153, of which 10 in intensive care. Of the children and young people hospitalized, 34% are less than 6 months old. Overall, almost 2 out of 3 of hospitalized minors (61%) are under the age of 4 and are therefore in an age group that cannot be vaccinated, while 25% are between 5 and 11 years old. Slows down the growth of Covid admissions in Fiaso sentinel hospitals. In one week, from 11 to 18 January, the increase was 7.1%: a much lower increase than the 32% acceleration recorded in the previous week (4-11 January). The survey was carried out on January 18 and concerns a total of 2,339 adult patients. The report of 20 hospitals belonging to the Fiaso network therefore shows an increase in ordinary hospitalizations equal to approximately 7% and in intensive care patients slightly higher, equal to 9%. The age difference between vaccinated and non-vaccinated people remains: the former are on average 72 years old, the latter 66. In one week, even the growth in the intensive wards in the Fiaso sentinel hospitals shows a slowdown, compared to + 18% of hospitalizations in intensive care. last week. The majority of the no vaxes occupy the beds in the intensive care unit: 62% of the total number of non-vaccinated people admitted to intensive care.
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