Mutuals duplicate the Government figure for Covid in December: 566,000 workers

The number of people who in December have been of low by contagion or isolation because of the Covid -preigably mostly by the variant omicron- amounts to 566,17

Mutuals duplicate the Government figure for Covid in December: 566,000 workers

The number of people who in December have been of low by contagion or isolation because of the Covid -preigably mostly by the variant omicron- amounts to 566,175, more than double the official figure that divulged the government until December 23, As the Association of Mutual Working Accident (AMAT) has informed.

It was the Social Security Ministry that on Tuesday, January 4 reported that in the first twenty days of December, a total of 240,011 have been registered by Covid-19, without distinguishing between contagious and insulated by quarantine.

Although the figure was much higher than those who were low in November and October (75,861 and 34,111, respectively), it was struggling to be very low, given that the number of positives and the accumulated incidence has not stopped growing in The last weeks. Every day more than 100,000 new contagions are added.

Although many of the infections have a choice of teleworking have opted for this way in the lightness of the symptoms, there are many professions in which the pressure is inevitable, hence the number of casualties will be striking.

AMAT has calculated, however, that in the month of December the casualties by Covid amounted to 566,175, 632% more than in November and more than double what the government has registered. The Association has qualified the wave of low "tsunami" and does not expect it to refer in the first weeks of January. According to this newspaper, mutuals "are still collecting and treating data" from the first days of 2022.

"The mutuals send us the data to Amat little by little, from the general, so we do not yet have a report on the hands of January," explain.

Although they can not break down how many of these workers are salaried and how many are self-employed, the Association of Autonomous Workers (ATA, the most representative of the sector) does not have a calculation that a total of 300,000 autonomous has had to request a drop in what it goes Sixth wave, until January 5.

"The data of 240,000 poor people is unreal, because it does not take into account the period from 23 to 31 December, eight days in which the incidence has multiplied by three," says this half Lorenzo Amor, president of ATA

The Vice President of the CEOE questions that with so many contagion is so under the number of people off. "If there have been a million contagions it has little sense that there are only 500,000 lows, because there are lows for contagions and isolation," he says.

The explosion has been widespread in all sectors of activity: industry, trade, hospitality, sector offices and offices, professionals ... being agriculture The sector in which at the moment there has been less affected autonomous, according to ATA calculations.

Lorenzo Amor explains that the situation is especially serious for autonomous or microenterprises with few workers. "The big problem is that in Spain 3 million companies have less than 5 workers, with which at the moment there is a contagion of an autonomous and one or two workers, that company has a problem to open those days," he regrets.

The health sector and the personnel of the residences is one of the groups most affected by the omicron variant and in which the casualties are most growing, with the tension that supposes for the templates.

Primary care staff is also overflowing by high and low process. To relieve this situation, AMAT asks facultatives to simultaneously emit a part of low and a part of high with the date on which that person should be able to rejoin (in general, seven days later), to try to alleviate the "neck of bottle". Only those patients who spend a week would continue infected should contact the health center again.

At the end of December, the mutuals estimated that there were more than 340,000 processes of low labor, maximum of the pandemic and 40,000 more than in the worst moments of the health crisis in March 2020.

Updated Date: 07 January 2022, 21:59

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