The incidence in Spain has fallen to 60 infections per 100,000 inhabitants and stands at 60.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, figures not seen for more than a year. The downward trend continues: last Friday, the incidence in Spain fell from 70 cases of incidence.
By age group, the stratum with the highest cumulative incidence among the groups eligible for vaccination is people aged 30 to 39 years, with 65.60 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The rest all have rates below 60 cases, with the exception of children under 12 years of age, who have not yet entered the vaccination campaign and accumulate 106.34 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Spain has reported 2,761 new infections on Wednesday, a slight decrease compared to the same day last week, when 2,840 new cases were recorded. In total, 4,956,691 people have been infected by COVID since the beginning of the pandemic.
Catalonia, which added 955 new cases; Madrid, which added 397 new infections; and Andalusia, with 317 are the regions that scored the highest number of new cases diagnosed on Friday. On the other hand, the incidence falls in all autonomous communities. Specifically, five communities are already below 50 cases, with low levels of risk of infection: Valencia (48), La Rioja (47), Castilla y León (39), Galicia (33), and Asturias, with 17, which is already at a level of incidence of new normality, according to the traffic light of Health.
Regarding the pressure in hospitals, the occupation in the UCIS continues to decline and stands at 8.07%, while the occupation of beds falls to 2.17%. The communities that have greater pressure in their hospitals are Madrid, with 16.56% of occupied beds in ICU; Catalonia, with 11.85%; and Euskadi, with 11.26% of occupation in ICU.
Health officials have also reported 39 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID to 86,397 since the start of the pandemic. It represents a decrease compared to Tuesday, which 60 deaths were reported.
How is the epidemic evolving now?
Evolution of reported cases and deaths, hospitalized and admitted to ICU each day and the variation in the last 7 days.
Source: Ministry of Health
70 million anti-COVID doses administered
This Wednesday, Spain has reached the symbolic figure of 70 million vaccines administered since the beginning of the immunization campaign against COVID-19. In total, 70,022,100 million jabs.
Although the rate of immunization has slowed down compared to a few months ago and it is increasingly difficult to meet the objectives of the vaccination campaign, Spain continues to give injections. 79.4% of the population has at least one dose, and 77.1% has the full schedule.
In addition, by age group, 76% of the 12 to 19 year olds have already been vaccinated with the full vaccination schedule. All vaccinable age groups have complete vaccination rates above 70%.
The region with the most progress in vaccination continues to be Asturias, with 84.1% of people immunized. The Balearic Islands follows at the bottom, with 70.4% of people with both doses.
Health gives for overcome the emergency by the COVID and urges communities to rebuild Primary Care
Beyond what the daily data show, Spain is beginning to make gestures that demonstrate that the country is leaving the pandemic for good. The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, meets this week in person to all the health ministers of the autonomous communities. She has called them to a two-day meeting in the Canary Islands with the aim of starting the reconstruction of the health system. The authorities want to start at the base: primary care, the most devastated link in the last year and a half. Two medical congresses, one in Zaragoza and the other in Palma, also exploredThese days, with conferences and round tables, the day after for the public system.
Primary care professionals are “exhausted”, “in an agonizing situation”, “demobilized”, “areactive”. They say several doctors and doctors with whom he has spoken elDiario.es on their expectations of the meeting between Health and the autonomous communities, which is expected to leave a photo of unity between authorities in the end of the pandemic. “We can not keep saying that we are the gateway to the system, that how well we work, which is the best we have, because we die. At some point we have to hit rock bottom to resurface and we are close to reaching that point, “says Rosa Magallon, family physician in Zaragoza and president of the Spanish Network of Primary Care.