Spain continues to add infections, although at a lower rate than in previous weeks. In the last 24 hours, the cumulative incidence rate has reached 701 cases in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants, however, hospital pressure continues to increase. If this Monday there were 9,384 patients admitted with COVID-19, this Tuesday there are already 9,522 people with the infection in hospitals.
The incidence rate skyrocketed in late June and has been increasing since then.
The percentage of beds occupied by COVID patients continues to increase, reaching 7.96%. In intensive care units there are 1,534 patients with coronavirus. In communities like Catalonia, some hospitals have been forced to postpone non-urgent interventionsTherefore, the Generalitat will extend some of the restrictive measures.
In total, the Ministry of Health has registered 26,399 new cases of coronavirus and 55 deaths with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. As can be seen, the death toll continues to rise after a new wave of contagion and subsequent hospitalizations. Last Monday, for example, 23 deaths were registered and yesterday, a total of 47. On Tuesday of last week, 29 people died with COVID-19.
During the entire pandemic, 4,368,453 people have been infected by coronavirus in Spain and 81,323 have died.
The cumulative incidence rate continues to be more worrying among young people. This measured is located in 1,859 cases in the range between 20 and 29 years; in the 1,637 between 12 and 19 years and decreases in the rest. In this way, the incidence is located in the 900 cases in people between 30 and 39 years old and experiences a notable decrease for the rest.
By communities, the accumulated incidence decreases in Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Catalunya, Comunitat Valenciana, Melilla and Navarra. In the rest it continues to rise. At the moment, a greater number of infections are registered in Catalonia with 5,602, in Andalusia with 4,745 and in Madrid with 4,593.
This Tuesday, Catalonia has once again extended the curfew for another week, which will affect 162 municipalities. The Generalitat extends this restriction until at least August 6 due to the high incidence and hospital pressure, which has forced postponement of other non-urgent interventions. Navarra has also asked to extend the curfew.
On the other side of the coin is the Canary Islands, where the curfew has been ruled out. The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal presented by the Government, considers that the order of the TSJC concludes in a reasoned manner that the limitation of the proposed freedom of movement lacks justification.