The downward trend in which the pandemic has been plunged for almost a month begins to show clear signs of exhaustion. On Monday, Health warned that the rate of decline in infections had “softened”, especially in younger population groups that have not yet been vaccinated.
This Tuesday, the ministry directed by Carolina Darias has reported 5,359 new infections, 90 deaths and an incidence of 128.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks. The decrease in incidence compared to the previous day was only 1%, the slightest in the entire month of May.
Of the 90 deaths reported this afternoon, 38 come from Madrid and another 27 from the Basque Country. In addition, a massive load of contagion data from Castilla-La Mancha has led this community to increase its incidence by 70% in 14 days, from 75 to 128 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It should be remembered that last week this territory did not publish data on Monday or Tuesday of last week.
At this time, the communities with the greatest presence of the virus are Basque Country (212.2), Madrid (202.3), Aragon (187.8) and Andalusia (163.8), all of them at high risk due to their high incidence. On the other side of the spectrum, the Valencian Community (29.7) and the Balearic Islands (37.6) are consolidated as the only two autonomies at “low” risk.
Regarding the vaccination campaign, compared to Monday the communities have inoculated a total of 342,246 more doses of vaccine, which means that 35.7% of the Spanish population is already protected with at least one dose of vaccine, although only 17.4% now have the complete regimen. In the most vulnerable age group, those over 60, coverage reaches 94.1% and 55% respectively.
Hospitalizations keep dropping, although they do it at a somewhat slower pace than in the previous weeks. This Tuesday there are 5,412 admitted to Spanish hospitals for coronavirus, 1,552 of them in ICU. The occupancy of general beds stands at 4.2%, while in intensive care it is still 16%.