The incidence rate goes up again. This parameter, which indicates the number of people infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, has not decreased since last Tuesday, when the Ministry of Health notified 127.8 cases. A week later, this indicator stands at 129.55. An upward trend in recent days that, although slow, moves Spain away from the main objective of reduce transmission at low risk. That is, between 25 and 50 cases.
The Ministry of Health has registered 5,516 new cases of coronavirus this Tuesday. This is a decrease from the 6,216 infections reported on Thursday of last week, the most recent day with which a comparison can be made. No data was provided on Friday because it was a holiday and on Monday the data accumulated since Thursday was published. However, the Valencian Community has not updated all of its new cases due to technical problems. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than a year ago, 3,234,319 people have been infected in Spain.
The health authorities have also reported 201 deaths more than in the balance of Monday. In total, 73,744 people have died of coronavirus since the health crisis began, 337 of them in the last seven days.
By communities, the ones that have reported the most new cases to Health have been Madrid, which has incorporated 1,547; Catalonia, with 1,440; Andalusia, which has 667; and Euskadi, with 409 more infections. In addition, twelve communities increase their incidence: Aragón, Asturias, Canarias, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Catalunya, Extremadura, Madrid, Navarra, Basque Country and La Rioja. The highest data is recorded by Madrid, with an incidence of 222.74 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
Hospital occupancy by COVID patients stands at 6.34% this day, with 7,926 people admitted to the plant; and 18.87% in the case of ICUs, with 1,880 patients.
4.56% of the population has received both doses of the vaccine
In the vaccination section, this day has reached 6,409,196 doses administered. They represent 83.4% of the total of those delivered to the autonomous communities. With them, the two doses have been injected into 2,156,598 people. The majority of those who have the full regimen have received the serum from Pfizer -2,047,849-; followed by Moderna -108,716-. Only 33 people received the two doses of AstraZeneca.
In total, 4.56% of the population is immunized with the complete regimen against the coronavirus. By communities, Asturias stands out, with 7.28%; Castilla y León, which reaches 6.55%; Cantabria, with 6.27%; and Extremadura, which has immunized 6.18% of its population.
The vaccination rate has dropped since March 15, when the Ministry of Health suspended the administration of AstraZeneca sera until it confirmed that there was no relationship with the formation of thrombi. The administration of these vaccines, which had been reserved in the refrigerators, will resume this Wednesday, with which the health authorities hope to recover the rhythm of the previous weeks.