The incidence in Spain reaches new record figures, and this Thursday Health reported 3,156.63 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a rise of 28 points compared to this Wednesday. The incidence curve continues to rise, as well as infections, which reach data never seen before in the coronavirus pandemic. Hospital pressure is also rising, with almost 24% of ICU beds occupied by COVID patients.
This Wednesday, the country pointed to the highest number of daily COVID infections, with 179,125 positives, while this Thursday Health notifies 159,161 new infected. In total, nearly eight million people have been infected with COVID-19 since the epidemiological crisis began.
112 people have died from COVID-19 in the last day, making a total of 90,620 deaths since the start of the pandemic, while this Tuesday’s Health report registered 125 deaths from the disease.
Almost 90% of those over 70 already have the booster dose
Spain continues to inject extra vaccines. Health has confirmed that a booster dose will be administered to all people over 18 years of age, and this Wednesday it was known that almost 90% (89.8%) of those over 70 years of age have this additional puncture.
Other groups, such as those over 50 years of age, also advanced in this extra reinforcement, with 74% with the third dose. Meanwhile, 38.3% of children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one puncture against COVID-19. In total, almost 17 million people in the country have the memory dose.
92.5% of the population over 12 years of age have at least one vaccine, compared to 90.5% of this age group who have the complete regimen.
The management of casualties due to COVID overwhelms primary care doctors
Primary care in Spain is overwhelmed. The most visible proof is the queues that have been forming outside health centers for weeks after the omicron explosion.
On the other side, the long lists of patients who are seen every day by the professionals of that first link in the health chain. “We no longer do primary care, we do what we can,” agree several doctors consulted for this report, with schedules of 60, 70 and even more than 100 patients a day.