The incidence of coronavirus in Spain continues to decline. This Thursday, Health registers a drop of 14 points to 472.15 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The country already reports incidence rates at “high” risk levels of contagion, after months above the “very high” risk, according to Health criteria.
By autonomous communities, Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid already report rates of less than 300 cases, that is, they leave the ‘high’ risk range and enter the ‘medium’, according to the COVID Traffic Light of Health. Meanwhile, the Canary Islands, Galicia and Murcia are at the head of the regions with the highest incidence. The new infections are distributed as follows: Catalonia reports 5,076 new positives; Andalusia, 2,907; and Madrid, 2,449 infected.
Daily infections are already at a minimum that has not been seen since December 2021. This Thursday, the Ministry of Health reports 23,140 new infections, making a total of 11,078,028 people infected with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
Hospital pressure continues to decline. The percentage of beds occupied by COVID patients in hospitals is now down to 4.82%, as is the occupancy of ICU beds, which has dropped to 9.7%, “low” risk levels, according to Health.
Regarding the deceased, this Wednesday they exceeded 100,000 since the epidemiological crisis situation began in the country, and in the last update on Thursday there were 202 deaths from COVID-19.
People between 50 and 79 years old report less than 400 incidence cases, and those between 12 and 19 years old register the highest rates, with more than 700 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
51% of the population have the booster dose
51% of the Spanish population has already received the booster dose, more than 24 million people. The youngest groups, who were the last to start receiving the third doses, have just over 33% coverage. Meanwhile, 92.6% of those over 70 years of age already have the anti-COVID booster dose.
Meanwhile, vaccination of children between 5 and 11 years of age is advancing, albeit slowly. 57.5% have at least one dose, and 19.5%, the complete anti-COVID regimen.
End of daily data update
Spain takes another step towards a new phase of managing the pandemic. After lifting the quarantines for all close contacts, the Ministry of Health will stop publishing the data on infections, hospitalizations and deaths on a daily basis; and also the vaccination figures, as announced by Minister Carolina Darias after the meeting of the Interterritorial Health Council.