Spain has reached 700 cases of cumulative incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days this Monday, after adding 61,625 new COVID-19 infections over the weekend. The incidence rate continues to rise, however, at a much slower rate than in previous weeks. What is most worrying now is hospital pressure, which continues to increase and this is expected to be the general trend in the coming days.
The measures that have been launched in some autonomies They are beginning to bear fruit, although Primary Care as well as intensive care employment are still under tension. This Monday there are a total of 9,384 patients with COVID-19 hospitalized, compared to 7,955 last Friday. This is an increase of 18% in percentage terms.
In one week the number of hospitalized patients has increased by 44%, although it is a minor increase compared to the previous week, since this figure reached 60%.
Patients in intensive care with coronavirus account for 7.85%, that is, 1,490 people. Health has registered 47 deaths with the infection this Monday, while last Monday this record reached 23.
The accumulated incidence has decreased in Aragon, Asturias, Castilla y León, Catalunya and Melilla. The communities with the most infections are Catalonia with 13,534 cases (which continues with its downward trend), Andalusia with 9,919 and Madrid with 7,650.
By age group, the cumulative incidence continues to reach its highest figure among young people between 20 and 29 years of age, with 1,875 cases; This rate reaches 1,639 cases among young people between 12 and 19 years of age, and is located in 908 in the range of 30 and 39. The incidence decreases in the following age groups both above and below.
Murcia has joined the new restrictions and it will restrict meetings and social gatherings from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. In addition, it will request the TSJ of Murcia to increase the period granted to the limitation of the right of assembly to a maximum of ten people who do not live together.
The debate on the use of the mask outdoors continues. According to experts, wearing it or not is an insufficient strategy if it is not accompanied by other restrictions in what are considered sources of contagion: nightlife, interiors and massive social gatherings.
65%, with at least one dose against COVID-19
65% of citizens already have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Spain, that is, more than 30.8 million people. Since last Friday, 810,070 vaccines have been injected. 54.7% of the population already has the complete regimen and the 26 million fully immunized are about to be reached.
According to data distributed by Health, 86% of those over 40 have been fully vaccinated, which represents just over 23.2 million people. In this age group, at least 92% have a vaccine, that is, 24.8 million people.
In percentage terms, the communities that inject the most are Andalusia, Asturias, Extremadura, Galicia, Murcia and Navarra, all of them above 97% of punctures supplied. Catalonia and Madrid are very even and exceed 96%.