Incidence in those over 60 falls a month later

Incidence in those over 60 falls a month later

This indicator breaks its upward trend and stands at 456 cases while Health notifies 198 deaths

Alvaro Soto

After a month of rise, the accumulated incidence among those over 60 years of age, the only one that is measured in the 'flu' phase of covid-19, has dropped ten cases this Tuesday to stand at 846.55 per 100,000 inhabitants to 14 days. This breaks an upward trend that began on April 12 and that has led to this record doubling in a period that has coincided with festivities such as Easter and with the end of the mandatory use of the mask indoors. In addition, the improvement in the data may continue in the coming days, since the seven-day incidence is at 410 cases, below 50% of that of 14.

By province, Ceuta reaches the national maximum, with 2,016, and together with La Rioja, they are above the 1,500 cases that mark the high risk barrier. There are also over a thousand cases in Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Galicia, Murcia, Navarra and the Basque Country. On the opposite side, Andalusia, with 480, marks the minimum in the country.

Regarding the latest reports, there is also a drop in deaths. The Ministry of Health records 198 more deaths, which brings the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic, with a positive test, to 105,642.

The data on infections, unreliable because they only record the positives of those people who have had a test after their doctor decrees it, point to 52,112 new infections, of which 25,958 occurred in people over 60 years of age. According to official statistics, 12,179,234 infections have been computed since the start of the pandemic.

The situation in hospitals is slightly worsening, especially on the ward, where 7,558 people are admitted for covid, compared to 7,200. Here, the occupancy rate has gone from 5.80 to 6.10. In the ICUs, 363 patients are hospitalized for coronavirus, three less than four days ago, but the percentage increases from 4.07 to 4.20.

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