The cumulative incidence has dropped from 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. For the last 14 days, this data is 149.23 positives, which means that Spain has gone to medium risk according to Health and has left the high risk area.
Seven regions have an incidence higher than the average for Spain. Melilla continues to be the one with the worst data (379.25), followed by Ceuta (278.38), Madrid (253.11), Euskadi (198.12), Catalonia (196.91), Asturias (194.56) and Aragon (181.92). On the other hand, the best data are from Extremadura (49.45), which continues to be at low risk, the Balearic Islands (64.47) and La Rioja (71.34).
On the other hand, this Friday, the Ministry has notified 6,654 new cases of coronavirus. This is a rebound compared to this Thursday, when 6,037 were registered. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,149,012 people confirmed by test have been infected in Spain.
By communities, Madrid is the one with the most cases this Friday, 1,529. Behind it are Andalusia (1,274), Catalonia (1,266), Euskadi (620) and the Valencian Community (488).
Regarding the deceased, the authorities have added 637 new ones –of them, 468 correspond to Catalonia–, which brings the total since March to 71,138. Of them, 633 have died in the last week.
In the chapter on hospital pressure, as of this Friday 10,200 people remain hospitalized, which is equivalent to 8.11% of bed occupancy due to this pathology. Of these, 2,615 need treatment in intensive care units, that is, 25.44% of their places are filled only by COVID patients. On the other hand, in the last 24 hours 899 coronavirus patients have entered the hospital and there have been 1,280 discharges.
The data arrives in a day in which The Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid has announced that it will lift the restrictions starting Monday in the areas of Andrés Mellado (Chamberí), General Oráa (Salamanca) and Vinateros-Torito (Moratalaz) in Madrid capital and in the town of Hoyo de Manzanares. In addition, the regional Executive has communicated that it maintains its intention to study the lifting of the curfew as of next March 14, but the prohibition of meeting at homes will continue.
Also, also today, Galicia has announced that from that same day, March 8, the municipalities that make up the health areas of A Coruña and Pontevedra will regain mobility with other municipalities. Until now, residents in these areas could only go to localities in the same health area. In addition, from next week on the perimeter, apart from Soutomaior, the consistories of Boborás, A Pobra do Brollón and A Mezquita will be closed.
In an intermediate situation, in which the hospitality industry can only open the terraces to 50% and mobility is allowed only with municipalities of the same level, there are Miño, Ponteceso, Sobrado and Arteixo in the health area of A Coruña. In Pontevedra, Cambados, Ponte Caldelas and Vilanova de Arousa will be placed with these restrictions, which the Xunta calls high level. In Lugo, they are Guitiriz, Lourenzá and Paradela. Only Mos will remain at this level in Vigo. In Santiago, all municipalities will be at the medium level and in Ourense, all except the closed ones (Boborás and A Mezquita).