One Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Galicia: A Global View of Age-Group Statistics during Three Waves

Iván Area, Henrique Lorenzo, Pedro J. Marcos, Juan J. Nieto
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
In this work we look at the past in order to analyze four key variables after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Galicia (NW Spain): new infected, hospital admissions, intensive care unit admissions and deceased. The analysis is presented by age group, comparing at each stage the percentage of the corresponding group with its representation in the society. The time period analyzed covers 1 March 2020 to 1 April 2021, and includes the influence of the B.1.1.7 lineage of COVID-19 which in April
more » ... D-19 which in April 2021 was behind 90% of new cases in Galicia. It is numerically shown how the pandemic affects the age groups 80+, 70+ and 60+, and therefore we give information about how the vaccination process could be scheduled and hints at why the pandemic had different effects in different territories.
doi:10.3390/ijerph18105104 pmid:34065832 fatcat:ffe6y4evmjbrvhfbzgoyqe2vsi