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Almost 16.000 Test Positive Covid-19 Curaçao January

In the first month of 2022, 15,877 people tested positive for Covid-19 and had to go into isolation. In total, the laboratories performed 83,233 tests. 19.1 percent turned out to be positive.
This is evident from a compilation of the government’s daily figures.
The center of gravity of the fifth wave, which now seems to be on its way back, was on January 5 and 6 and exactly a week after that on January 12 and 13, with an average of more than 1,100 active infections.
On January 21 and the four days after that, most people were allowed to end their isolation. On average 1,500 per day.
Curacao Medical Center
In January, an average of 39 patients with covid were hospitalized, of whom an average of 11 were in intensive care. Peak day was January 24 with 57 patients. Four days earlier, on January 20, the intensive care unit was busiest with 17 patients. On average, slightly less than one in three patients who are admitted is in intensive care (29 percent).

43 people died from the effects of Covid-19 in January. 35 in hospital and eight in a care home or at home. Fifty people have died since the arrival of Covid on December 15. Omikron is therefore responsible for almost 22 percent of all deaths from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

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