The incidence grows to touch 250 cases and breaks the barrier of 400 among those under 11 years of age

The incidence experienced a new rise, adding almost 14 points and approaching the barrier of 250 cases, with 248.18 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. With the old COVID traffic light this would mean touching the 'very high' risk range of contagion, which occurred with more than 250 cases of incidence. However, with new Health criteria, the country continues in the range of risk of contagion 'medium', since it does not reach 300 points of incidence.

By age groups, people aged 11 and under already register more than 400 cases of incidence. It is followed by the group of people between 40 and 49 years old, with almost 300 incidence points.

The Ministry of Health has reported 13,738 new infections, a slight decrease compared to this Thursday. In total, 5,202,958 people have been infected with the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

Nor do the communities show the same incidence rate. While Navarra now exceeds 700 cases, Extremadura reports 114 points of incidence. Navarra is followed by the Basque Country, with almost 600 cases of incidence, and Aragon, with 469 points. On the other hand, Catalonia, with 2,073 new infections; Valencian Community, with 1,662; and Euskadi, with 1,626 are the regions that show the greatest increase in positives.

The data on hospitalizations also increases. The hospitalization rate is already close to 9 points, and those hospitalized rise to 4,262 people who are admitted for COVID-19. In addition, 814 patients are in the ICU for the disease.

In addition, 37 people have died from COVID-19 this Friday. On Thursday, Health announced the death of 42 people from the disease. Since the epidemiological crisis began, Spain has added 88,159 deaths from COVID.

How is the epidemic evolving now?

Evolution of the cases and deaths reported, those hospitalized and those admitted to the ICU each day and the variation in the last 7 days

Source: Ministry of Health

79.4% of the population already has the complete guideline against COVID-19

79.4% of the Spanish population already has both doses against COVID-19, 89.4% of the target population. Meanwhile, 91.2% of the target population has at least one anti-COVID dose.

By age group, 80% of people between the ages of 30 and 39, the furthest behind, already have at least one dose. That is, all strata have more than 80% of their population with at least one anti-COVID puncture. On the other hand, 87.7% of people aged 12 to 19 have at least one vaccine.

Progress is also being made in the administration of booster doses, which have already been given to almost five and a half million people (5,499,256). Almost 70% of those over 70 years have already the third dose, as well as 35% of people initially vaccinated with Janssen.

Source: Ministry of Health (data updated to )

South African scientists believe omicron causes more reinfections, although vaccines prevent the most serious cases

Variant omicron of COVID appears to be reinfecting people at a rate three times higher than previous strains. This has been said by South African experts, as public health authorities and scientists around the world closely follow the evolution of the variant in the country where it was first identified.

The European Union public health agency has warned that in the coming months the omicron variant could be present in more than half of the new COVID cases in Europe. But on the other hand, evidence is already emerging that suggests that vaccines they keep protecting against the evolution of the disease so that it does not become serious.


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