This Thursday, the infection rate is 40.52 cases per 100,000 residents, for the first time since the end of July 2020. The numbers of the epidemic continue to decline, and on this day the health ICU occupancy rate is less than 5%.
The age group with the highest cumulative rate that falls under the vaccination campaign is the 40-49 age group, with 45.15 cases per 100,000 population; While those who reported a lower rate were those aged 12-19, with 28.11 cases. The class that continues to present a higher proportion is people under 12, who have not yet received any anti-COVID dose, with 55.99 cases.
The Ministry of Health reported 1,932 new infections this Thursday, bringing a total of 498,2138 positive infections since the start of the pandemic. It represents a decrease compared to the previous day on Wednesday, when 2,758 infections were reported since Monday.
Catalonia, which adds 464 new cases; Madrid, with 305 new positives; and Andalusia, with 228 regions with the highest number of new cases. In addition, all Autonomous Communities have incidence rates of less than 50, i.e. at low risk of COVID by health standards, with the exception of Catalonia (65), Cantabria (60), Aragon (55), Euskadi (54), and the Balearic Islands , which has an incidence rate of 50, which would therefore fall into this low-risk category.
Hospitalizations continued on a downward trend, and 1,854 hospitalizations were reported on Thursday. On the other hand, the ICU occupancy rate drops to 4.98%, and the COVID patient bed occupancy is 1.52%.
In addition, 48 deaths have been recorded representing a total of 86,917 deaths since the beginning of the health crisis due to COVID-19. It’s a slight increase compared to this Wednesday, when health has reported 42 deaths since the start of the week.
78% of people in Spain already have maximum immunity to COVID-19 at a time when the vaccination campaign is slowing down and 87.8% of people who are ‘vaccinated’ – meaning they can receive an anti-COVID puncture according to health standards – already have the full evidence, 36994918 at Total. On the other hand, 79.8% have at least one dose, which makes the country in the group of ten countries that have managed to vaccinate such a high percentage of the population.
In addition, Spain continues to strengthen the immunity of some groups at risk with the third doses: this Thursday we passed an additional 350,000 punctures, with 364,696 anti-COVID injections.
By age group, the age group of 12-19 years has already reached 80.2% of subjects with both doses. It is the latest group to join the vaccination campaign and is one of the most progressive in this regard.
The highest risk of contracting coronavirus can occur in hospital in Areas not directly exposed to infected patients. Aerometry-based study inside Son Espases Hospital (Mallorca) and Published in the magazine Environmental Research It yielded a surprising result: that the virus’ RNA is outside the rooms of the infected, in addition, the concentration is higher in the corridors than inside.
Following this discovery, researchers from the Institute for Environmental Diagnostics and Water Studies (IDAEA-CSIC) warned that it is necessary to improve ventilation in these common areas of hospital COVID-19 wards and remember that it is important to protect staff also outside rooms to avoid hospital infections in toilets.
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