There was an increase of 50%: these are the respiratory viruses that registered the most infections in recent weeks

It was in March when the Ministry of Health issued the Health Alert before him rise in seasonal respiratory viruseswhich led – among other things – to use the mask in emergency services starting April 1.

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In that framework, the Institute of Public Health (ISP) he took out his Respiratory Virus Circulation Report, which corresponds to the epidemiological week No. 18 from April 28 to May 4in which 3,729 cases were analyzed, of which 1,963 were positive.

This meant an increase of 50% compared to the previous epidemiological week. Likewise, the viruses that have registered the most infections so far in 2024 are Rhinovirus (32.6%)followed by COVID-19 (28.6%) and the Influenza A (23.2%).

Finally, the age group that reported the most cases of respiratory viruses was 15 to 54 years.

COVID-19 vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccination It is available, for freein vaccinations for those who have 12 months since they received the last dose and who belongs to risk groupswhich are:

  • People over 60 years.
  • Patients with chronic diseases.
  • Health personnel.
  • Immunocompromised people.
  • Pregnant.
  • Workers of public organizations.
  • Caregivers and intra-home contacts of bedridden people.
  • People from critical infrastructure such as the Armed Forces and Carabineros.
  • Personnel who directly serve the public in community pharmacies and laboratories that detect COVID.
  • Personnel from the 24 ministries, the Judiciary, Legislature, Regional and Municipal Governments.
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