The incidence in Spain continues to decline and stands at 78.77 cases per 100,000 inhabitants this Tuesday, almost five points of accumulated incidence compared to Tuesday of last week. This Monday a new milestone has been beaten with the weekend with the lowest number of cases in more than a year, after adding 5,988 infections since Friday.
Spain has notified 2,450 new cases this Tuesday, a decrease compared to the same day last week, when 3,261 new cases were registered. They also represent a decrease compared to Friday, when 3,222 were added. This is the lowest daily figure since July 29, 2020. In total, since the start of the pandemic, 4,937,984 people have been infected by COVID.
Health authorities have reported 82 deaths registered in the last day, bringing COVID deaths to 85,983 since the start of the pandemic. It represents a decrease with respect to this Monday, when 118 new deaths were reported, although that day all those of the weekend are counted.
Vaccines for children and third dose in the elderly
In the residences, they begin to inject the booster dose to the elderly. In addition, the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech They have assured this Monday in a statement that Cominarty, the COVID-19 vaccine they jointly develop, is safe for children between 5 and 11 years old. The companies plan to send the data collected from their latest clinical trials to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency authorization in the United States before the end of the month.
“In the last nine months, hundreds of people over 12 years of age have received our vaccine against COVID. Now we want to extend that protection to a smaller population, especially given the advance of the delta variant and its potential risk also for children” said Alberto Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, who recalled that since July pediatric cases have increased 240% in the United States.