The Ministry of Health has reported that this past weekend 77 people died in Spain from Covid-19. This is the lowest figure in three days since August 24, when 34 were notified. It must be remembered that the department headed by Carolina Darias does not report the situation of the pandemic on Saturdays and Sundays.
In the last week, 187 people with a confirmed positive coronavirus diagnosis have died in Spain: 32 in Andalusia, 16 in Aragon, three in Asturias, one in the Balearic Islands, seven in the Canary Islands, two in Cantabria, 13 in Castilla-La Mancha, 12 in Castile and Leon, 12 in Catalonia, three in Ceuta, four in the Valencian Community, four in Extremadura, six in Galicia, 48 in Madrid, none in Melilla, two in Murcia, 13 in Navarra, six in the Basque Country and three in La Rioja.
The autonomous communities have notified this Monday to Ministry of Health 16,353 new cases of Covid-19 over the weekend, 1,812 of them diagnosed in the last 24 hours. These figures are lower than those of the same day last week, when 19,582 positives were reported.
The total number of infections in Spain already rises to 3,540,430 since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The cumulative incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 223.75, up from 229.20 on Friday. In the past two weeks, a total of 106,173 positives have been registered.
Of the 1,812 infections yesterday, 74 have occurred in Andalusia, 160 in Aragon, 41 in Asturias, 10 in the Balearic Islands, 118 in the Canary Islands, 111 in Cantabria, 12 in Castilla-La Mancha, 148 in Castilla y León, 59 in Catalonia, two in Ceuta, 52 in the Valencian Community, 39 in Estremadura, 47 in Galicia, 295 in Madrid, none in Melilla, 11 in Murcia, 105 in Navarra, 483 in the Basque Country and 45 in La Rioja.
At the moment, there are 9,747 patients admitted for Covid-19 throughout Spain (9,668 on Friday) and 2,323 in UCI (2,308 on Friday). In the last 24 hours, there have been 817 admissions (1,057 on Friday) and 466 discharges (1,107 on Friday). The occupancy rate for beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 7.78% (7.69% on Friday) and in ICUs at 23.10% (22.92% on Friday).
Between April 23 and 29, the autonomous communities have carried out 871,078 diagnostic tests, of which 578,022 have been PCR and 293,056 antigen tests, with an overall rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 1,852.32. The positivity rate stands at 6.99%, compared to 7.29% last Friday.
The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has affirmed that the vaccination campaign is proceeding at a “cruise pace” after having administered 16.3 million doses, according to the latest available data, which will allow reaching more than 5 million Spaniards with the complete guideline.
This was stated this Monday by the head of Health in her visit to the vaccination points of the Central University Hospital of Asturias (HUCA), where she indicated that the objective is to get 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of August.
He has also revealed that the Government is working hand in hand with the EU and the communities in the implementation of the digital green certificate, which will include data such as vaccination, in order to facilitate mobility in the country this summer.
To do this, he remarked, Spain must have a “good epidemiological situation” and has affirmed that vaccines “are not enough”, which is why he has appealed to the importance of continuing to maximize individual protection measures.