The incidence rises again a few tenths in Spain and stands at 49.62 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, after this Wednesday it increased more than three points and stood at 49.37 cases. With this new figure, the country once again touches the range of medium risk of transmission, after on Thursday, October 7, Spain entered the low risk for coronavirus, which is achieved by notifying less than 50 cases of incidence.
The hospital rate continues to decline and the indicators show a downward trend, with 1,647 hospitalized with COVID-19, and 4.53% occupancy in the ICU by patients with coronavirus, while the previous day there was 4.62 %.
33 new deaths from COVID-19 have also been reported, while 51 deaths were recorded this Wednesday. The deceased already amount to 87,322 since the start of the pandemic.
The Ministry of Health has notified 2,212 new infections this Thursday, a decrease compared to Wednesday, when 2,532 positives were reported. In total, since the health emergency situation due to the coronavirus pandemic began, more than five million people have been infected in the country, 5,008,887 people.
Catalonia, with 405 infections; Madrid, which reports 376 positives; and Andalusia, with 285 new cases, are the regions with the highest increase in COVID-19 positives.
By age groups, the incidence in children under 12 years of age registers an increase and stands at 63.50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the group that reports the highest incidence, although people of this age cannot yet receive the vaccine against COVID-19. The other strata that register a higher incidence are those of people between 30 and 39 years of age, with 53.3 cases, and those of people between 40 and 49, with 53.87 cases of incidence.
Spain advances with booster doses: more than 800,000 extra anti-COVID punctures administered
The vaccination campaign in Spain reports a new boost, this time with booster doses against COVID-19. A day ago, this Wednesday, Health reported almost half a million extra vaccines administered, and today the number rises to 844,649 injections, more than 350,000 doses of difference.
90.3% of the Spanish target population, that is, the one that falls within the vaccination strategy, has at least one dose. This is 80.1% of the total population of Spain, more than 38 million people.
By age group, people who receive the first and second doses continue to be vaccinated, although at a slower rate. The furthest behind are still people between the ages of 30 and 39, with 78.6% of the population taking at least one dose. Meanwhile, people from 12 to 19 years old, report 85.4% with at least one injection.
No restrictions for All Saints and the Day of the Dead: Andalusian cemeteries return to normal
This Monday and Tuesday (All Saints Day and All Souls Day) the cemeteries of Andalusia recover normality to visit the mortal remains of family or friends, as is tradition in Spain. There have been many months of limitations and restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic that, among many other things, has prevented the thousands of victims of the coronavirus from being fired in a close way. In fact, in the same period last year Measures were in force such as reducing the visiting time to 30 minutes and that the groups were of a maximum of four people. Now, the recommendations are the same as in any other outdoor space, that is, keep as much interpersonal distance as possible.
Since last October 1 health alert levels will be established, with certain temporary and exceptional measures for public health reasons in Andalusia for the containment of Covid-19, the reduction of the incidence rate in municipalities thanks mainly to vaccination has allowed the community The autonomous community has resumed that “new normal” in the health districts at alert level 0, that is, in all of them. The question would change in wakes and funerals if the affected locality were at level 1, where 40 people could congregate in the open air and at funerals and retinues up to 70 people. It is not the case, right now, of any municipality.