If this winter 2023-2024 is being characterized by something, it is the virulence with which the baptized as ‘tripledemia’ in Spainwith buds and cases of flu, covid and bronchitis spread throughout the national geography.
For many it is just another winter, for others it is a somewhat atypical situation that in some cases is compromising the solvency of emergencies. Despite this, it is evident that the data about infections are nothing negligibles, although the vast majority of cases do not end up being serious.
If we focus on the flu, in recent years we have seen how the data has been changing very strongly. This, for many experts It is linked and caused by Covid, since security measures during the last three years have been much more extreme than before.
Very revealing data
Despite this, deaths from flu continue to occur, and although years ago this number was not particularly high, Starting in 2016 there was a very considerable increase in the number of deaths as a result of the flu compared to 2015, when there were 487.
In 2016 there was an increase of almost 200 deaths compared to the previous year (647), although the truly important increase occurred consecutively. both in 2017 and 2018, with 1,175 and 1,852 people dying respectively, according to the data of Statista.
In 2019 there was a decrease of about 400 people, while in 2020 and, particularly in 2021, historic lows were reached, with only 24 deaths due to the flu. This year the impact of the pandemic on our lives and the change in form and habits was evident. that we were forced to do.
As it was logical to think, the largest percentage increase occurred in 2022, when 24 deaths rose to more than a thousand: 1,018, with around a 5,000% increase in the number of deaths.