Monday, September 20

Health registers 132 new deaths and the lowest daily number of infections since the end of June

The incidence continues to fall in Spain and this Wednesday it already scores 221.76 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. Although the fall is slowing down and today the figure is 12 points lower than that of Tuesday, this indicator has not experienced any rise since July 27, when it marked the 701 cases in which it was the peak of incidence of the fifth wave.

The Ministry of Health has notified 6,818 new infections this day, a figure lower than the 7,767 infections of the previous day and which represents the lowest number of new infections since June 25. The health authorities have also registered 132 deaths. This Tuesday the peak of deaths with coronavirus of the fifth wave had been reported, with 194 deaths, but the data may be distorted: Cantabria and Castilla y León had not reported their cases since Friday, due to holidays and technical problems, respectively.

The cumulative incidence is also low in all age groups. At this time, the worst data recorded are those between 12 and 19 years old, the last age range to access vaccination, with 432.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; followed by those between 20 and 29 years old, with 312.6; and those under 12, who have not yet been vaccinated, with 264.53 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

On this day, the incidence falls in all the autonomous communities, except in Aragon, where it rises very slightly, from 245.68 to 246.65 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. Regarding infections, the Community of Madrid is the one that has reported the most new cases, with 1,141; followed by Andalusia, with 1,001; and the Valencian Community, which incorporates 748.

In total, since the beginning of the health crisis, 84,472 people with coronavirus have died in Spain, 352 of them in the last week, and 4,861,883 have been infected. According to the latest Health balance, with data from the autonomous communities, hospital pressure also continues to decline. In the last 24 hours, 604 have been admitted to an intensive care unit, making a total of 1,518 people, which represents an occupation of 16.63%, compared to 17.39% the day before. In the case of hospitalizations in the ward, the percentage goes from 5.8% to 5.64% in 24 hours.

How is the epidemic evolving now?

Evolution of the cases and deaths reported, those hospitalized and those admitted to the ICU each day and the variation in the last 7 days

Source: Ministry of Health

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