The incidence curve rises again to 67.07 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, almost five points more than this Wednesday. On Thursday of last week, Spain again entered the medium range of coronavirus contagion with 51.61 cases per 100,000 inhabitants after almost a month in the low-risk range.
There are large differences in the incidence presented by age groups: while those under 12 years of age report 86.63 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, people between 12 and 19 years of age show an incidence of 35.15 cases.
The Ministry of Health has notified 4,286 new infections this Thursday, bringing the total number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,042,803.
Catalunya, which reports 1,126 infections; Madrid, with 515; and Comunitat Valenciana, with 513, are the regions that report the greatest increase in the number of positives.
Hospitalizations also registered a slight increase, with 1,933 COVID patients admitted. However, ICU data remains more or less stable, with 1.56% of beds occupied by hospitalized with COVID-19.
In addition, 30 deaths have been reported in this last day. Since the health emergency situation began due to the coronavirus, 87,647 people have lost their lives, although the actual death toll is higher, since at the beginning of the pandemic many cases remained undiagnosed.
Spain approaches 90% of the target population with the complete anti-COVID vaccination schedule
This Thursday, Health reports that 88.9% of the target population, which enters the vaccination campaign, already has maximum protection against COVID-19. On the other hand, 78.9% of the total population has this complete pattern. Although the rate of vaccination has decreased compared to the summer, the percentages of injections administered are increasing.
The furthest behind are still people between 30 and 39 years old, with 76.7% with both vaccines, and those between 20 and 29 years old, with 78% with both doses. On the other hand, those between 12 and 19 years old, who were among the last to join the vaccination strategy against COVID-19, already have 83.3% of those vaccinated with the complete vaccination scheme.
Likewise, 2,177,023 booster doses have already been injected, which have boosted the rate of vaccination in recent weeks.
Madrid was the community in which the most deaths from Covid were left out of the official statistics
The INE’s 2020 mortality data reveals large differences between the first wave and the rest: the initial was urban, invisible and in residences; then it jumped to the villages, improved diagnosis and focused on hospitals after the initial collapse of the health system
The INE has taken eleven months to publish a complete statistic on mortality in 2020. The data have aroused great interest because they show when, how and where those infected with COVID-19 died based on the information provided by the medical death certificates. The figures, unsurprisingly, confirm that more people died than those declared by the Ministry of Health. The gap between the data shows how the first wave left many cases and deaths unaccounted for due to lack of diagnosis. Only deaths with a positive test were reported to the central government.