The incidence rises for the first time since January 21, after months with a downward trend. Health registers a rise of 0.40 points compared to this Thursday, which places the rate at 430.10 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. At that time of the pandemic, the rate reached its maximum peak and stood at 3,418 cases, almost three thousand more than the current figures. However, for a few days, this decline in cases has slowed down more and more and the country continues at “high” risk levels of contagion, according to Health criteria.
The only two communities with more than 800 incidence cases are Canarias, Galicia and Extremadura, with the highest rates. The rest of the communities remain in the Spanish average, except for some such as Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha or Andalusia, which register the lowest incidence, with less than 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The new infections are distributed as follows: Catalonia registers 4,089 new positives; Andalusia, 2,907; and the Valencian Community reports 2,059 new infections.
The Ministry has notified 19,849 new infections, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 11,223,974 positives for coronavirus.
The group with the highest incidence of coronavirus is that of people aged 12 to 19, with more than 700 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. People between 50 and 79 years old report more than 300 cases, as well as those under 12 years old.
Hospital pressure continues its downward trend and the percentage of beds occupied by COVID patients drops a few tenths, both in hospitals and in the ICU.
58 deaths from COVID-19 are added to the official registry of the Ministry of Health, which exceeds 100,000 deaths from the disease since the epidemiological crisis began.
The Government is studying whether to keep the masks in some interior spaces
The removal of the mask indoors in Spain may not apply to all spaces. The Government is studying whether to maintain it in certain places, according to the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, at the end of the informal summit of European Union leaders in Versailles. “Using public transport is not the same as being inside a meeting without a mask,” said Sánchez, who admits that he remains to see “in what cases” and “what situations” he will be able to remove it.