Tuesday, March 21

The incidence drops again to 648 cases and Health reports 35,892 new infections

The incidence drops again 27 points to 648 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. For weeks, the trend in the incidence of the coronavirus in the country has been consolidating downwards, while fewer and fewer daily infections are reported and hospital pressure is also decreasing: the percentage of hospital occupancy is already at “medium” risk levels. ‘ and is getting closer to ‘low’ risk, according to the COVID Stoplight.

Already all age groups have less than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The last stratum that remained was that of people aged 12 to 19, which now falls below this barrier and stands at 983.57 incidence cases. On the other hand, people between the ages of 50 and 79 register a rate of less than 500 cases, that is, they come out of “very high” risk, according to the Health criteria.

As for the autonomous communities, Galicia continues to be the only region with over a thousand incidence cases, with 1,059 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. At the other extreme are Castilla-La Mancha, Andalusia and Madrid, with nearly 400 incident cases.

The Ministry of Health reports 35,892 new infections, making a total of almost 11 million infected since the coronavirus pandemic began in Spain.

Hospital pressure is already close to ‘low’ risk, according to Health criteria. The percentage of bed occupancy by COVID patients is 6.27%, while the same figure for ICUs stands at 11.95%.

In addition, 226 deaths due to COVID-19 are added, but Health has been warning for days that the high number of deaths in recent days is a statistical effect. In total, 99,162 people have lost their lives to the disease.

The helplessness of deaths in the sixth wave: “The virus is still very dangerous for the weakest people”

Nearly 100 people continue to die every day as a result of COVID-19 in Spain, two years after the outbreak of the pandemic. While the country is moving towards a progressive return to normality, thousands of families live in pain due to the loss of their loved ones.

Among them, the feeling is repeated that society has forgotten that “the virus is still very dangerous for the weakest people.” This is how Montaña Caballero puts it, who lost her daughter María José, sick with multiple sclerosis, a month ago. She was 51 years old and had overcome the coronavirus in March 2020 after 23 days of admission. The sixth wave, despite the fact that she was vaccinated, was lethal for her.