The incidence rate among young people exceeds 1,500 cases and hospitalizations continue to grow

The accumulated incidence continues to rise in Spain and this Wednesday already reaches 469.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 32.75 more than on Tuesday. This indicator is especially alarming among the youngest age groups: in the case of the population between 30 and 39 years old, it reaches 613.22 cases; for those between 20 and 29, at 1,508.64; and the box corresponding to those between 12 and 19 years old marks 1,252.09.

This day Health has registered 26,390 cases in the last 24 hours, about 5,000 cases more than those registered on Friday, the most recent day with which it can be compared due to the delays in notifications from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands on Monday. In addition, 10 new deaths have been added to the total balance. Since the pandemic began, 4,041,474 have been infected in Spain and 81,043 have died, 28 of them in the last week.

However, eyes are now on hospital pressure, also on the rise. In the balance of this Wednesday, an occupation in the plant by COVID patients of 3.72% and in the ICU, of 8.75%, slightly higher than those of Tuesday. There are 4,467 and 798 people respectively. The hospital occupancy rate per 100,000 inhabitants also rises: almost one point in the case of hospitalizations in the ward, to 9.41 cases; and a tenth in the ICUs, up to 1.68.

By communities, the ones that have added the most new cases to the Health balance this Wednesday are Castilla y León, with 3,514 cases; Catalonia, which totals 3,385; Asturias, which adds 2,659 infections; and Navarra, with 2,259. Regarding incidence, the worst rates are registered in Catalonia (1,068), Castilla y León (779) and Navarra (700). In the best situation are Castilla-La Mancha (136.8) and Murcia (190), the only ones below 200.

In less than two weeks, infections have multiplied by more than five in large cities. So much so that several communities have already chosen to re-implement curfews in the most affected municipalities. This is the case of the Valencian Community and Cantabria. In Catalonia, Justice has endorsed the prohibition of meetings of more than 10 people and the Catalan High Court is now awaiting whether the Executive requests endorsement of the night curfew.

On the other hand, Galicia has announced today that it imposes the obligation of PCR or vaccination certificate to access nightlife. The Xunta also takes a step back in general hospitality and limits the maximum number of non-cohabitants who can share space on a terrace to 10 people.

60% of the population already has at least one dose of the vaccine

Spain has reached this Wednesday 47.4% of the population vaccinated with the complete guideline against the coronavirus. They are more than 22 and a half million people. With the 592,030 doses administered by the autonomous communities in the last 24 hours, 48,911,460 doses have been injected since the vaccination campaign began at the end of December. 60% of citizens have received at least one puncture.

By age group, all those over 80 have the complete guideline; as well as 97.4% of the population between 70 and 79; 73.6% of those between 60 and 69; 83.8% of those between 50 and 59; and 54.5% of citizens between 40 and 49 years old. In total, 90.4% of those over 40 have at least one dose of the vaccine and 77.1%, the maximum immunization.

Among the youngest, 20.1% of those between 20 and 29 years old have received at least one dose and 11.9%, the full regimen; from 30 to 39 years have received at least one puncture, 46.5% and the complete pattern, 16.5. In the case of the population between 12 and 19 years old, the rate is 3.4 and 1%, respectively.

In total, the autonomous communities have administered 90.8% of the doses delivered. At the top of this list are Asturias (96%), Extremadura (95.7) and Galicia (95.5), while Madrid is the one with the lowest percentage: 85.2%, with more than 1.1 million in the fridge.


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