Source: Region Västerbotten Fyra döda på 24 timmar i Västerbotten på grund av Covid More coronavirus patients died in the last 24 hour period than during any other since the crisis hit the region.
SLIPERIET — Västerbotten officials said this morning that four coronavirus patients died in the region in the past day — more than in any other single day since the pandemic arrived in Umeå.
They also said that 28 patients are in the hospital with the virus; the record total number is 29, which was on April 10, during the first peak of viral spread. However, only four are in intensive care now, compared to 12 on that day, suggesting that the hospitalized patients are not as in serious a condition as they were during the spring.
Local health officials did not answer a request for an explanation for why the relative number in intensive care is so much lower now. Source: Region Västerbotten In response to this second wave, Västerbotten officials announced today that they were raising the alertness level in the Umeå medical care system from low to medium.
In the spring, officials said that Västerbotten hospitals were equipped to handle at least 50 intensive care patients simultaneously with Covid However, national officials were upbeat today about the chance to control the pandemic by administering vaccines.
Health minister Lena Hallengren confirmed that Sweden had signed four contracts to purchase enough future coronavirus vaccines for more than the entire population of västerbotten single country. However, none of these vaccines has been approved for use.
Public health agency director Johan Carlson emphasized that the possible imminent arrival of vaccines does not mean that residents should be overconfident that the disease will soon disappear. The first vaccines may be used in December, according to the national vaccination coordinator, Richard Bergström, but they will probably first be in widespread employment in January.
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Priority to the vaccine will be given to people over 70, as well as health care staff. The national health care västerbotten single agency, Ivo, announced today that elderly single i linköpings ryd of state nursing homes have not been receiving extensive individualized care after a Covid diagnosis.
In the last week in Västerbotten, the majority of coronavirus deaths were reported to be among nursing home patients.
The regions must ensure that everyone receives the care to which they are entitled by law. That has not worked.