The deputy director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), Maria Jose Sierra, has alerted that there has been a 65% increase in the occupancy of hospital beds with Covid in the last week and 45% in intensive care units (ICU).
In addition, the cumulative incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days has been placed in 600 cases.
Sierra has warned that “cases continue to increase” throughout Spain. Thus, seven autonomous communities are above an incidence of 500, mainly in Catalonia, Castilla y León and Navarra, which are above 800.
In addition, Sierra has pointed out that up to 75% of the coronavirus cases that are being diagnosed during the fifth wave are less than 40 years old.
Although she has pointed out that those over 40 have “much lower” incidences, the epidemiologist has warned that “the incidence is increasing in all age groups”. In addition, the increase in infections may provide “worrying figures” in hospital admissions, according to Sierra.
“Although the rate of rise of cases is slowing, we are still in a very delicate moment in which we should all be very cautious. The virus continues to circulate widely. We have a significant virus circulation at this time, “Sierra summarized.
The autonomous communities have notified this Monday to the Ministry of Health 61,628 new cases of Covid-19 over the weekend, 8,105 of them diagnosed in the last 24 hours. These figures are lower than those of the same day last week, when 33,932 positives were reported.
In this Monday’s report 23 new deaths have been added, compared to 17 last Monday. Up to 81,119 people with a positive diagnostic test have died since the virus arrived in Spain, according to data collected by the Ministry. In the last week, 50 people with a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis have died in Spain.
At the moment, there are 6,482 patients admitted for coronavirus throughout Spain (5,056 on Friday) and 1,039 in ICU (872 on Friday). In the last 24 hours, there have been 1,069 admissions (984 on Friday) and 346 discharges (729 on Friday). The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 5.42% (4.22% on Friday) and in ICUs at 11.42% (9.59% on Friday).
Between July 9 and 15, the autonomous communities have carried out 1,145,677 diagnostic tests, of which 693,179 have been PCR and 452,498 antigen tests, with an overall rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 2,436.25. The positivity rate stands at 15.13%, compared to 14.26% on Friday.
The autonomous communities have administered until this Friday a total of 51,229,989 doses of the vaccines against Covid-19 from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen, 990,941 of them during the weekend. This represents 95% of those distributed, which amount to 53,907,858 units.
What’s more, a total of 24,041,017 people have already received the complete guideline, 668,221 more than on Friday. This represents 50.7% of the Spanish population. A total of 29,484,796 people have received at least one dose, 62.1% of the Spanish.
The data indicate that in that period 35,875,353 doses of Pfizer, with 35,567,237 administered; 5,227,770 corresponding to Modern, with 4,961,270 already inoculated; 10,387,100 of AstraZeneca, with 9,082,533 injected; and 2,417,635 of Janssen, with which 1,618,949 people have been vaccinated.
The Secretary of State for Health, Silvia Calzón, has celebrated the achievement of exceeding 50% of the Spanish population with a complete vaccination schedule. “We are the third European country, after Malta and Hungary, to achieve this goal and one of the first in the world,” he stressed.
In any case, he has warned that “there is no room for relaxation.” “We have to continue vaccinating relentlessly,” he claimed. Health expects to reach “in the next few days” 90% of people between 60 and 69 years of age with a complete pattern (at the moment it is 81.2%).
During this week, Spain will receive 1.7 million from Pfizer and 470,000 from Moderna, while the next Janssen installment will occur next week. Regarding the EU CovidDigital Certificate, Calzón has reported that more than 9 million have been issued, while Spanish airports have validated a total of 280,000.
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