An elderly man died last week in the region from complications arising from the flu, which is expected to reach the medium level of virulence of the epidemic phase this week. There are currently 40 people hospitalized and last week closed with 2,403 new cases, while the epidemic curve is evolving almost exactly as it did last winter.
This was indicated in a press conference by the Minister of Health, Manuel Villegas, who added that the cases are expected to continue to increase for two more weeks. If the trend continues, the high level of the epidemic will not be reached, as it was in the previous campaign.
On the other hand, he referred to the wind, rain and snowstorm that affected the Region of Murcia this Monday, but which has only caused occasional closures of “some very peripheral clinics” in high districts of the Altiplano area, which professionals have not been able to attend, as well as some cancellations of consultations in health centers in the areas of Caravaca and Yecla for the same reason.