The incidence rate rises again this Wednesday and stands at 132.22 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. The data, which has not decreased since last Tuesday, was 129.55 cases yesterday, according to the Ministry of Health. Although the rise in incidence that is being reflected for now is very slight, it seems to be picking up speed, since today’s three-point increase is greater than the sum of all the increases from last week.
In total, 15 communities show an upward trend in incidence, all except Andalusia and Aragón, which, together with the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, do not reflect this increase in cases. Spain is increasingly moving away from achieving the objective imposed by Health of less than lowering the incidence below 50 cases.
7,026 new cases of coronavirus have also been registered this Tuesday, while the infections registered yesterday were 5,516. The total numbers of those diagnosed by testing amount to 3,241,345 since the start of the pandemic a year ago.
By autonomous communities, the most populated are those that have diagnosed the most infections in the last day: Madrid is in the lead, with 1,867 cases; followed by Catalonia, with 1,608 and Andalusia, with 1,030.
Regarding the deceased, Health has today added 320 deaths to the total balance, a figure that exceeds the sum of deaths in the last seven days (309) and adds up to a total of 74,064 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
However, the pressure in ICUs continues to decline, although in a very slight way, since it goes from a bed occupancy of 18.87% to registering 18.64% this Wednesday. Regarding hospitalizations, 7,806 patients with COVID are reported, 6.24% of the total, 120 less than yesterday.
In this context of worsening epidemiological data, Health has decided not to add new restrictions ahead of Easter to plan of common measures agreed two weeks ago In the Interterritorial Health Council, despite the polls prior to the Council on Wednesday about limiting business hours to 8:00 p.m. from March 26 to April 9, this proposal has not appeared at the meeting.