The incidence of the coronavirus in Spain breaks the symbolic barrier of 3,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which stands at 3,042.11 cases, 52 points more than on Monday. The country continues to add new positives in the middle of the sixth wave of the pandemic, and the successive records in infections are having an effect on hospital data, which this Tuesday already touches 'very high' risk levels, according to the latest update of the COVID traffic light of Health.
By autonomous communities, Navarra continues to report records in incidence figures, with 7253.86 cases per 100,000 inhabitants notified this Tuesday. Meanwhile, Andalusia registers the lowest incidence rate, with 1577.77 cases. The regions that have reported a greater increase in those infected in this last day are Madrid, with 16,995 positives; Valencian Community, with 16,364; and Euskadi, which reports 11,511 new infections.
Health has reported 247 deaths due to COVID-19 this Tuesday, while the total number of deaths due to the coronavirus disease already exceeds 90,000. Specifically, the figure stands this Tuesday at 90,383 deaths since the beginning of the epidemiological crisis. It is common for these death data to vary after festive periods, so it is still not possible to speak of an upward trend in deaths from COVID.
Hospital pressure drops slightly compared to this Monday. However, both the percentage of beds occupied in the ICU (23.50%) and that of hospitalized by COVID (13.34%), continue to be at 'high' risk levels, according to the COVID traffic light.
The Ministry of Health has reported on this last day of 134,942 new infections, which make a total of 7,592,242 positives since the pandemic began in Spain.
By age group, the incidence of people between 20 and 29 years old, the highest of all age strata, has decreased, from 4,314.83 cases to 4,274.73. On the contrary, people between 70 and 79 years old report the lowest figure, with 1,283.12 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Spain exceeds 90 million doses delivered against COVID-19
Spain has exceeded 90 million doses delivered against COVID-19, with 90,294,678 anti-COVID injections in total since the immunization strategy began.
Regarding the advancement of vaccination, 92.4% of the population older than 12 years already have at least one dose of the vaccine, compared to 90.4% of this group who have the complete regimen.
16 million people already have the anti-COVID booster dose, while more than half of those over 40 years of age (58.5%) have this third dose.
The WHO warns that 50% of the European population will be infected with omicron in the next two months
The European branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Tuesday that 50 of the 53 countries that make up the region have already reported cases of omicron, which is fast becoming the dominant variant of the virus that causes the COVID-19 in Western Europe and represents a "new tide" that "sweeps" the continent from west to east.
The head of WHO Europe, Hans Kluge, has indicated that, at this rate, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) of the University of Washington predicts that more than 50% of the population in the European region will be infected with omicron in the next six to eight weeks.