The Ministry of Health has registered 19,852 new infections this Monday over the weekend. This is a drop compared to those notified last Monday, when 22,744 were registered. Although the data cannot be equated because it is a weekend, last Friday Spain registered the worst number of daily infections since mid-February, with 11,731.
Infections are rising above all in Catalonia, with 4,653 new cases, in Andalusia, with 3,640, Madrid (2,455) and Euskadi (1,1019).
The 14-day incidence rate remains stable compared to Friday and has stood at 235.59 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. During the past week, the incidence remained near 230 cases, although on Friday it rebounded to 235. The incidence has risen in Cantabria, Castilla – La Mancha, Catalunya, Comunitat Valenciana, Euskadi, Galicia, Murcia and La Rioja.
The daily report of the Ministry also reports 147 new deaths. During the pandemic, 77,738 people have died from COVID-19.
Hospitalizations for coronavirus have increased slightly and there are already 10,380 admitted with this disease. The percentage of people in intensive care with COVID-19 also rises, which according to this Monday’s data represents 23.35%. Madrid continues to have the highest occupancy, with 45.31%. In total, there are 2,356 hospitalized in intensive care for coronavirus.
While Spain announced on Monday the arrival of two million doses of vaccines against COVID-19, a new record in the inoculation campaign, The European Commission has decided to take the pharmaceutical AstraZeneca to court for its non-compliance with deliveries.
Legal action, before the Belgian courts, is on behalf of the 27 EU Member States for non-compliance in vaccine deliveries. AstraZeneca has committed only a third of the vaccines expected for the first half of 2021 – 100 million doses instead of 300. This was announced this Monday by the spokesman for the Community Executive on Health, Stefan de Keersmaecker, and confirmed by the Health Commissioner, Stella Kyriakides.