Spain registers its maximum incidence in the whole pandemic

According update provided by the Ministry of Health this Monday night, Spain registers a cumulative incidence more than 1,000 (1,206 cases per 100,000 population in 14 days) for the first time in the entire pandemic.

Thanks to the vaccination campaign, the increase in infections is not reflected in the same proportion as in other waves of hospital pressure and deaths

the total number contagions as of March 2020 it is on the verge of reaching 6 million, and the dead are close to 90,000 (specifically 89,139 deaths were reported).

Although these data confirm the explosive advance of the coronavirus, thanks to the vaccination campaign the increase in infections is not reflected in the same proportion as in other waves of hospital pressure and deaths.

Navarra (2,339) and La Rioja (2,145) are the communities with the highest incidence, with the Basque Country reaching 1,921 cases and another eight autonomies over a thousand.

In Spain, the group with the highest cumulative incidence is 20-29 years (2006), followed by 30-39 years (1648). The age group of children under 11 years also has a cumulative incidence of over a thousand (1,332). On the other hand, those over 80 years old registered the lowest value (295).

The age group with the highest cumulative incidence is 20-29 years old (2,06), followed by 30-39 years old (1648)

While the hospital pressure, the occupancy of the ICUs is 18.2%, while on the floor the percentage of beds occupied by covid is 7.7%. In addition, since December 23, communities have registered 200 deaths.

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Delta and omicron variants

Health explained that delta variant, prevailing until December 2021, is being displaced by the omicron and early evidence indicates a flight to immunity and greater transmissibility than for the former. So, a community propagation and rapid growth in recent weeks.

Random samplings by specific PCR detected between December 13 and 19 – with data from 13 communities – percentages between 3.1 and 54.8%, compared to the arc between 43.8 and 92.5% of the delta. In addition, through sequencing, from December 6th to 12th, the percentage of omicron was 27.4%, while that of delta was 70.3%, informs EFE.

One year of vaccination in Spain

As of today, according to data from the Ministry of HealthThere are nearly 38 million Spaniards who take the complete regimen and 12.7 million who also received the booster dose.

While the pediatric vaccination which began in the middle of this month, Health informs that there are already 779,343 children who were immunized with the first dose.

Source: Ministry of Health, EFE

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