The incidence in Spain continues to decline: this Friday, Health has reported 48.18 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, after this Thursday the country entered the low risk range for coronavirus, by falling from the symbolic barrier of the 50 incidence cases. Now, the next step is to achieve what is known as the ‘new normal’, which is achieved by reporting fewer than 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the criteria of the Ministry of Health.
Spain has notified this Friday 2,309 new infections, an increase compared to this Thursday, when 1,807 new cases were registered. In total, 4,973,619 people have been infected by COVID since the start of the pandemic.
Health authorities have also reported 77 deaths, making a total of 86,778 deaths from COVID since the start of the pandemic. It represents an increase compared to this Thursday, when 23 deaths were reported. On the other hand, the occupancy rate in ICU due to COVID drops to 6%.
From leading deaths to vaccination: Spain flips the data at the end of the pandemic
Taking stock of a pandemic is something that even the experts do not dare to do when the daily records continue to show deaths from a virus that will remain with us for a long time although it causes less damage. Spain is going through the end of the epidemic phase in these weeks. The ICU occupancy is at a minimum – in 2% of critical beds there are patients with COVID-19 – and 560 people a week are admitted to hospitals across the country. In the worst of the pandemic, weekly earnings exceeded 31,000.
This Thursday another rubicon has been crossed: the risk of transmission becomes “low” with the incidence falling below 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days. In addition, the best record of hospitalized patients in the historical series has been confirmed: never before have we had less than 2,100 people admitted for the infection since the care capacity was recorded.