Saturday, October 16

Incidence falls below 100 cases for the first time since June

The incidence in Spain continues to decline and this Thursday has fallen from the symbolic barrier of 100 cases, to 96.30 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. No such figures had been recorded since the end of June, when the fifth wave of the pandemic began.

The soil between the fourth and fifth waves was registered on June 22, when the contagion rate remained at 92.25 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. From there, it began to skyrocket, especially spurred by the younger ages, reaching 702 cases a month later. Since then it has dropped steadily.

All age groups are already below 150 incidence cases and continue to decline. Furthermore, the youngest groups are already very close to the average incidence. Those from 20 to 29 fall to 105.49 cases and those from 12 to 19 fall to 111 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The Ministry of Health has registered 4,075 new infections this Thursday, a decrease compared to yesterday, when 3,723 cases were registered. In total, 4,926,324 people have been infected by COVID since the start of the pandemic.

101 people have died in the last 24 hours, according to Health data, which makes a total of 85,739 deaths since the start of the pandemic. It is a slight increase compared to Wednesday, when 90 were reported.

Hospital pressure also continues to decline and ICU occupancy is approaching 10% after reaching 11.62% this Thursday. In total, 1,058 patients were admitted to the ICU and 3,947 were hospitalized in conventional beds, 3.30% of the total.

Closure of newborn services in hospitals due to COVID-19

Despite the fact that almost all indications of the coronavirus pandemic are positive, the consequences of COVID-19 continue to weigh down some health centers. Specifically, the Hospital del Sureste, in Madrid, which has not been able to count on the Neonatology service for a month because its professionals must now take care of the patients in the Intensive Care Unit.