New deaths from coronavirus drop to 18 as Spain breaks its daily vaccination record

The accumulated incidence experienced a rebound of a few tenths for the second consecutive day (93.19 / 100,000)

Pedestrians with a mask in MadridSusana veraReuters

Health has notified this Thursday 18 deaths from Covid-19, one of the lowest figures in recent months. According to official data, there are already 80,766 deaths from the pandemic in our country. 60 of these deaths have occurred in the last week.

But although the evolution of the pandemic in our country has been favorable in recent weeks, we cannot trust ourselves. The Ministry of Health has reported this Thursday of an increase in infections (4,507 new, 166 more than on Wednesday) and it is already the second consecutive day of increase. In total, there are 3,777,539 coronavirus infections confirmed with a diagnostic test in Spain since the start of the pandemic.

The cumulative incidence rises slightly, also for the second consecutive day. It is placed in 93.19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days (on Wednesday it was 92.57). The seven-day indicator, which is used to detect rapid trend changes, also increased by half a point (43.91).

The communities with the greatest presence of the virus are, one more day, Andalusia, with 166.50 incidence, La Rioja (135.97), Catalua (109.95), Cantabria (107.39) and Canarias (101.79). The rest of the autonomous regions are below the threshold of 100, and Ceuta (16.63), Galicia (42.97), Valencian Community (43.48) and the Balearic Islands (48.14) maintain the lowest infection rates.

The marker that continues to decrease without interruption is that of hospital occupancy, both in the ward and in the ICU. This Thursday 1.96% of the beds in Spanish hospitals are occupied by Covid patients, a percentage that rises to 7.07% if we talk about the Intensive Care Units (on Wednesday it stood at 2.04% and 7 , 80%, respectively).

The presence of these patients in ICUs continues to lead Madrid (14.69%), followed by Castilla y Len (11.26%), Catalua (10.74%) and La Rioja (9.43%). On the other hand, the regions with the lowest pressure in ICUs are still Cantabria (0.94%), Valencian Community (1.41%), Murcia (1.47%), Extremadura (1.54%), Balearic Islands ( 2.21%) and Galicia (2.27%). It should not be forgotten that these data only take into account those admitted for coronavirus. To calculate the actual hospital occupancy, those admitted for other pathologies and surgeries would have to be added.

In Europe, the United Kingdom continues to lead in incidence (198.7), followed by Russia (146.9) and Portugal (134.3). On the contrary, the countries with the lowest transmission rates are Romania (5.8), Poland (7.6) and the Czech Republic (18.4).

733,245 doses of coronavirus vaccines in 24 hours

The progressive reduction in deaths from Covid-19 occurs in parallel with the advance in vaccination, which in recent days has accelerated its pace. The autonomous communities have administered a total of 38,293,871 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines against COVID-19 until this Thursday, 733,245 of them in the last 24 hours, representing a new daily record. This represents 92.9 percent of those distributed, which amount to 41,218,602 units.

In addition, a total of 15,602,526 people have already received the complete guideline, 464,087 more than yesterday. This represents 32.9 percent of the Spanish population. A total of 24,079,429 people have received at least one dose, 50.7 percent of Spaniards.

The data indicate that since December 27,932,757 doses of Pfizer have been delivered to the autonomous communities, with 27,010,030 administered; 3,982,000 corresponding to Moderna, with 3,654,773 already inoculated; 7,755,100 from AstraZeneca, with which 6,506,243 people have been vaccinated; and 1,548,745 from Janssen, with 1,122,825 already injected.

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