The 14-day incidence rate rose again this Tuesday after reaching 106.82 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Yesterday, this indicator returned to above the 100 point barrier, after a continued decline since the end of April. With this new rise, the rebound in the pandemic continues, dragged by macro outbreaks associated with leisure.
The Ministry of Health has published for the first time the incidence values divided by age groups. The 20 to 29 age group is, along with the 12 to 19 age group, the one that reaches the highest values, above 250 infections in the case of the former. Cantabria, with an incidence of 637.56 in that age range; La Rioja, with 489.20; Catalunya, with 404.32; and Andalusia, with 346.3, are the regions with the highest rates.
The global incidence increases in all the communities except Andalusia and Aragon, in addition to Ceuta and Melilla.
Health has notified 7,091 new infections in the last day, a figure comparable to that of Friday, when the 4,924 cases were registered. Yesterday’s number is not comparable, since the cases of the entire weekend are added on Mondays. In total, those infected since the start of the pandemic have risen to 3,799,733.
Catalonia, with 2,845 infections; Andalusia, with 1,106; and Madrid, with 775, are the regions that report the most new cases in the last 24 hours.
The health authorities have also added 40 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. This Monday only 10 deaths were registered during the weekend. In total, 80,829 people have died from COVID-19.
X-ray of the macro outbreak of Mallorca: how many are there, where are they and what effects can it have?
The media attention of these weeks has been directed towards a single coronavirus outbreak. An end-of-year trip to Mallorca, which brought together students from all the autonomous communities and was held between June 12 and 18, has caused at least 1,167 cases of COVID-19, 12 hospitalized and 4,796 travelers in quarantine. Of all the young people affected, 26% have tested positive, according to data from the Balearic Health Ministry. The national scope of the transmission has forced the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES) to centralize management.
In Salou, Lloret de Mar, Tenerife and Menorca There have been other outbreaks related to study trips totaling 900 infections in Spain. Public Health teams from all regions are working on screening and monitoring these outbreaks, especially the one that has spread throughout almost the entire peninsula: Mallorca.
The priority for the communities now is to fine-tune the follow-up of intrafamily contacts and those infected, most of whom – including those hospitalized – are mild or asymptomatic. Some have also pledged to tighten vigilance on macro events to prevent these outbreaks from replicating in the remainder of summer. The Alerts Report of the Ministry of Health asked last Thursday to suspend all end of study trips after this episode, in which there are already 11 affected autonomies.