The number of injuries that occured during the “encierro” increased in 2016 but were less serious than in 2015.
The “Consejero de Salud“, Fernando Domínguez, reported during a press conference that injuries increased from 47 in 2015 to the number of 87 in 2016, although only 12 of them were horn wounds. The number of runners hospitalized was 16 and only three remain in hospital waiting to be discharged.
The most dangerous locations along the “encierro” route where most incidents happened remain the same: Estafeta (20 injuries) and Telefónica (16 injuries)
The “Servicio de Salud Navarra” attended to 427 people, a number that increased over 2015. The majority of them were traumas and injuries, with 52 percent, followed by aggressions (21 percent) and alcohol poisoning (17 percent). Drug intoxication treatment accounted for six percent, but this was a huge increase from four in 2015 to 15 in 2016.
During the weekend (July 9 and 10) more health attention was required with 49 and 48 respectivally, signifying almost a fourth of the total (22.7 percent).
The “Consejero” also praised the “magnificent work” of the health teams that he termed, “extraordinary”.
Red Cross report
As of 10:00 on July 14, the Red Cross had attended to 931 people, 96 more than the year before. Most of those were “encierro” runners (560). The busiest day was Saturday, July 9 with 88 treated.