Another week of pandemic begins in Spain and it does so with the incidence skyrocketing up to 100 cases, five points above the 95 registered last Friday. This flood of Covid is caused by the effect of the delta strain and the macro outbreaks registered this weekend. In this way, the incidence has been on the rise since the end of last week, when it chained three days of increases.

The Ministry of Health has registered this Monday, with data provided by the autonomous communities, 10,179 new cases of coronavirus, of which 1,632 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, compared to 1,987 registered on Friday, which rises to 3,792. 642 the total number of people infected with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. Of course, it has been notified a new minimum of daily deaths: 10. It is the minimum since last August. By communities, Andalusia, Cantabria, Catalonia and La Rioja they maintain the highest incidences.

And it is that the ‘mega outbreak’ that began in Mallorca already affects almost 1,000 young people from eight communities, almost half of them in the region. The young people, coming from 31 Madrid high schools, stayed in eight hotels on the island between June 18 and 20 and had “a very intense program of activities with festivals and others.” The students have admitted a “general non-compliance with the mandatory use of the mask.”

Simon does not give relevance to macro shoots

This is what the director of the Center for Emergencies and Health Alerts, Fernando Simón, has referred to. who assures that it is the “unvaccinated” groups that have an increase in transmission of the virus while the vaccinated groups reduce its transmission. That means that it is the youngest who now present the highest risk of contagion. Likewise, he argued that “right now there is a global presence of 3% or 4% with great differences between communities.”

Covid cases as of June 28.
Covid cases as of June 28.
Carlos Gamez

In any case, Simón recalled that the end of the mandatory outdoor mask “does not mean that it cannot continue to be used” and asks “continue to be careful indoors”, especially “those people who are not vaccinated.” For him, society “already knows the necessary measures” and now, he says, we have a “weapon” which is “vaccines”.

Specifically, on the ‘macro outbreaks’ he has said that it is “expected” that “interaction” increases, but the joint impact “It is relatively small” in comparison “with the groups that we have already managed to vaccinate.” However, he warned that these types of situations are “the perfect breeding ground” for the transmission of the virus.

Infections from end-of-year trips to Mallorca already affect eight communities.

Simón also wanted to send a message of certain optimism. “Right now they die in Spain approximately, two out of every 1,000 cases. These are figures much lower than the 13% we had“, he explained, making it clear that the pandemic is getting less and less. He emphasized, in fact, in” the decrease in the lethality “of the virus.

Regarding vaccination, In Spain 16,609,913 people have already received the complete guideline, which represents 35% of the population and 24,792,784 a dose (52.2% of the population), according to the report published this Monday. In Spain, 39,914,204 doses of the Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen have been administered, 92.2% of those distributed among the autonomous communities, amounting to 43,277,742 units.

For her part, the Secretary of State for Health, Silvia Calzón, considers that it is “not fair” to stigmatize young people at a time when infections are increasing again, precisely in reference to these outbreaks. In addition, he remembers that Spain has been “the first country in our European environment to achieve immunization for those over 80 years of age”. Now, Simón’s conclusion is clear: “To prevent that 10% that are not immunized from being infected, we need to vaccinate homogeneously at least 70% of the population.”


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