Thursday, December 7

Spain exceeds 10,000 hospitalized for COVID for the first time since February

COVID-19 revenues return to February levels. This Friday there are 10,249 people admitted, a figure that has not been seen since last February 17, when there were 10,251. The data translates into an occupancy of 8.37% of the beds. Compared to the previous report, issued on Tuesday, those hospitalized have risen by 696. In the ICU, there are 449 COVID-19 patients.

However, this Friday, the Ministry of Health has registered 84,146 new cases of coronavirus since Tuesday, which brings the total number of infected people since March 2020 notified by tests to 12,818,184. By communities, Madrid is the one that contributes the most new infections (17,937), followed by Catalonia (15,298), the Valencian Community (8,789) and Andalusia (6,684).

How is the epidemic evolving and how are we regarding the 3rd wave?

Evolution of the cases and deaths reported, those hospitalized and those admitted to the ICU each day, the variation in the last 7 days and the comparison with the peak of the 3rd wave of the pandemic. On April 1, 2022, the contagion surveillance system changed.

Source: Ministry of Health

Regarding the incidence in those over 60 years of age, the risk group on which the report focuses, this stands at 996.25, an increase compared to 841.27 three days ago.

Regarding the deceased, the Ministry led by Darias has added 205 more, which places the number of deaths since the start of the pandemic at 108,111. Of these, 207 have occurred in the last seven days.

Darias recommends the use of the mask

With all the indicators on the rise, this Friday, the Minister of Health has asked for “prudence” and recommended the use of the mask. This request was also made a few days ago by the Catalan Minister of Health, Josep Maria Argimon, or the Vice President of the Community of Madrid, Enrique Ossorio, who recommended the measure to all those who are in closed spaces for public use or who attend large events.

Likewise, Darias has appealed to the population as a whole that still does not have the booster dose of the vaccine to get it and has recalled that they are waiting for what the Vaccine Conference determines about the fourth puncture and “when” to inoculate it.