The Ministry of Health has registered 537 deaths with coronavirus this Tuesday, the highest daily death toll in the second wave. In the last week, 1,232 people have died with COVID-19 in Spain, making a total of 43,668 people since the health crisis began.
This Tuesday the health authorities have reported 12,228 new cases of coronavirus, 4,584 of them diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The figure notified this day by the autonomous communities represents a decrease compared to the 15,156 infections on Friday. In total, 1,594,844 people have contracted COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
The incidence, which on Monday fell from 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days for the first time in a month, once again experienced a slight decrease. If yesterday it was almost 374.5, today’s balance points to 362.35.
The Government has approved this Tuesday in the Council of Ministers the “master lines” of the vaccination plan against COVID-19. The document, in which Health has been working since September with eight autonomous communities and experts in different fields, presents a three-phase operation and divides the population into 18 groups, to establish priorities.
In summary, Health will receive the first doses in January 2021 and the first stage will begin, between January and March, with an “initial supply” to health workers and users of homes for the elderly and large dependents. Approximately between March and June the second stage will be carried out, when the doses can be “progressively” increased, and later, the third, which will already reach the rest of the population.
The The Government has also drawn up a proposal of measures for the celebration of the Christmas holidays, together with representatives of the autonomous communities, which will be addressed this Wednesday in the Interterritorial Council. Among the proposals: maintain the limitation of family and social gatherings to six people, also on key dates, such as Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinners, and a somewhat more lax curfew, from 1 to 6 hours, the nights of December 24 to 25 and January 31 to 1.
The plan is committed to prohibiting the cavalcades of kings and authorizing the San Silvestre race, as well as the Christmas markets, maintaining the capacity, although it opts for the use of small local businesses to avoid crowds.