The cumulative incidence at 14 days has risen 12 points today compared to Saturday and stands at 163.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which continues to place Spain within the “high risk”, according to the classification of the Ministry of Health. The country entered that red zone on March 31 and has not come out since. This rise is also accompanied by a decrease in the number of tests carried out and an increase in positivity, something frequent after weekends and holidays.
The incidence rate rises in all territories except the Canary Islands.
In addition, the report on the epidemiological situation has notified 10,360 new coronavirus infections today since last Saturday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than a year ago, a total of 3,311,325 have been diagnosed through COVID-19 tests.
Catalonia registers the highest increase in cases, with 2,879 new infections notified, followed by Andalusia (2,735), Euskadi (986) and Madrid (902).
Since Saturday, 85 new deaths from coronavirus have been recorded, which leaves the total death toll at 75,783.
Meanwhile, in Spain vaccination advances, Although not without setbacks, waiting for the vaccine supply to intensify and be regular. It is the way for mass immunization to be achieved and the goal of 70% of the vaccinated population set by the Government is reached. For now, the goal of reaching the end of March with eight out of ten people over 80 vaccinated it has not been achieved, although from Health they relaxed the deadlines, but the vaccines that have been inoculated already show their effects in some data. The signs for hope point to three of the groups that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 and that precisely for that reason are a priority in the vaccination strategy: nursing homes for the elderly, health workers and octogenarians.