Wednesday, December 6

Spain chains its third decrease in incidence and hospital pressure drops slightly

The incidence curve descends for the third consecutive day to 3,279.36 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Since Tuesday of this week, the incidence rate has dropped daily and this Thursday registers a drop of 7 points compared to the previous day on Wednesday. At the beginning of November, the curve began to rise along with daily infections, reaching its maximum this Monday at 3,397.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Although the incidence rate is lower, around one hundred thousand infections are still registered daily. This Thursday, the number of new positives is 157,447, which makes a total of 8,834,363 infected since the start of the pandemic in Spain.

Hospital pressure has fallen slightly since mid-November, going from 15.25% of bed occupancy in hospitals by COVID patients to 15.20%.

On the other hand, Health has reported the death of 162 people from COVID-19. 91,599 people infected with COVID-19 have lost their lives since the health crisis began in the country.

More than half of children between the ages of 5 and 11 already have at least one dose

50.3% of children between 5 and 11 years old, the last to join the vaccination strategy, already have at least one dose against COVID-19. It is a total of 1,654,219 minors throughout Spain.

On the other hand, 90.6% of those over 12 years of age have received the complete guideline, while 92.5% of this group has at least one anti-COVID puncture, which corresponds to more than 39 million people in the whole country.

Spain continues to administer booster doses: nine out of ten people over 70 years of age already have the additional vaccine.

The third dose multiplies by ten the antibodies against ómicron in people over 65 years of age

The third dose provides more antibodies and more defenses to neutralize the coronavirus, whatever its variant in older people. Also with omicron. It is one of the main conclusions of the new seroprevalence study carried out by the Carlos III Health Institute, ENE-COVID Senior, aimed at measuring how long vaccine-induced immunity lasts in people over 65 years of age and presented by the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, and the director of the organization, Cristóbal Belda.

The study reveals for the first time to what extent a booster dose raises neutralizing antibodies, that is, those that work to control the infection once it enters the cells after analyzing the immune status of 1,200 people from nursing homes and also captured in primary care centers. They have been detected 17 times more compared to the delta variant and 10, in the case of omicron.