The Ministry of Health has registered 55,019 new cases of coronavirus. Of these, 4,334 have occurred in the last day. This Monday Catalunya has not updated its data for the last day due to technical problems. At the national level, the community with the most infections has been Andalusia, which has reported 15,635 –342 between yesterday and today. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,240,697 people have been infected, confirmed by tests.
Along with Andalusia there are 11 communities that have added more than a thousand cases: Catalonia has added 9,569 cases (between Friday and Saturday), Castilla y León, 4,888 and six of them in the last 24 hours; Madrid, 3,468 and 317 respectively; Euskadi, 3,309 and 790; Aragon, 3,063 and 692; the Region of Murcia, 2,793 and 28; Galicia, 2,121 and 529; Castilla-La Mancha, 2,079 and 57; the Valencian Community, 1935 and 19; Navarra, 1,585 and 525, and Extremadura, 1,299 and 371.
Regarding the deceased, Health has added 379 to the total balance, which brings the deaths since March to 36,257. Of them, 777 have died in the last week.
Hospitalizations continue to rise: as of this Monday, there are 19,170 COVID patients hospitalized, which represents a 15.51% occupancy of beds. In the last seven days there have been 5,019 admissions. Of these, 884 have occurred in Andalusia, 818 in Castilla y León, 499 in Aragon, 434 in Madrid, 365 in Asturias, 348 in Galicia, 345 in the Valencian Community, 294 in Catalonia, 246 in Navarra, 211 in Murcia, 160 in Extremadura and 112 in Castilla-La Mancha. The rest of the regions have reported less than a hundred.
In addition, there are 2,650 COVID patients in the ICU, which represents a 27.97% bed occupancy. Of the total income, 377 have occurred in the last week. The community with the most coronavirus patients in intensive care is Catalonia (546), followed by Madrid (476), Andalusia (389), the Valencian Community (219), Castilla y León (186), Castilla-La Mancha (109) and Aragon (106). The remaining 12 have had less than a hundred infected with coronavirus in these sections.
The cumulative incidence of COVID cases continues to rise, only decreasing in two regions
On the other hand, the cumulative incidence of coronavirus cases in Spain continues to rise, only decreasing in two autonomous communities. According to today’s balance, it stands at 520 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
At the national level, the region with the highest incidence continues to be the autonomous city of Melilla, with 1,392 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, followed by Navarra, with 1,197, and Aragon, with 1,123.
Behind them are Ceuta (835), Castilla y León (828), La Rioja (778), Catalunya (733), Euskadi (649), Murcia (565), Extremadura (559), Andalusia (543) and Castilla- La Mancha (517).
Below the threshold of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants are Asturias (418), Madrid (402), Cantabria (392), Galicia (311), the Valencian Community (226) and the Balearic Islands (220).
It only remains with less than 100 Canaries (74), which despite that, remains above the 25 cases that the Government has set as its objective.
Government does not contemplate the possibility of decreeing home confinements until first evaluating the impact of the measures already adopted by the autonomous communities. The Ministry of Health considers that there is still a “time margin” to observe the effectiveness of the initiatives that are being applied, such as the curfew or the prohibition of meetings of more than six people, and recalls that there are other mechanisms that they can be implemented under the umbrella of the state of alarm before such a severe measure is reached.
This Monday, the president of Asturias, Adrián Barbón, requested the measure arguing that “there is no other way” to bend the curve. Asturias’ request is part of a broader package, which includes the closure of “all non-essential economic activity” as of Wednesday and the curfew at 10 pm, two hours before the current one. Barbón’s appearance took place shortly after two members of the Executive rejected the idea of perimeter confinement: first José Luis Escrivá, head of Social Security, and then Illa himself. “I do not know. This pandemic must be monitored continuously, it must be evaluated very well,” Escrivá responded early in the morning in an interview on Antena3.
For the Minister of Health, “the range of measures that are at the disposal of the authorities of the communities in order to act is sufficient,” as he pointed out at a conference at Intermèdia Agencia de Comunicació. After the press conference in Barbón, from Health they have insisted that “in the current scenario there are no domiciliary confinements in our country” and have announced that they will hold a meeting this Tuesday with Asturias at 12.30.