Saturday, October 23

The incidence drops to 52 cases after adding 1,801 new infections, the minimum since July 2020

The incidence in Spain has dropped to 52.51 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which places the country bordering on the low risk range for COVID. The figures of the coronavirus pandemic continue to fall: on the same day last week, 62 cases of incidence were registered, ten points different from this Tuesday.

Spain has notified 1,801 new infections this Tuesday, a decrease compared to the same day last week, when 2,290 new cases were registered. In total, 4,967,200 people have been infected by COVID since the start of the pandemic.

The health authorities have also reported 94 deaths, making a total of 86,621 deaths from COVID since the start of the pandemic. It is an increase compared to last Tuesday, when 60 deaths were reported.

Euskadi ends 416 days of health emergency and lifts all restrictions

The lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, has solemnized this Tuesday in an institutional appearance and without margin for questions from journalists the end of the health emergency in Euskadi and the consequent lifting of the bulk of the restrictions except those general for all of Spain, such as mandatory use of masks indoors (and on public roads if there are no distances) or the limitation to 80% of the capacity in basketball courts and other events with more than 5,000 spectators, something that will not apply in the cinema, in football or in restaurants, which may be 100%.

To symbolize the importance of the step taken, which will be effective when the final decree already approved comes into force this Thursday, Urkullu has surrounded himself with fifty people who have been part of the successive crisis tables during the pandemic, the known body like Labi, including the one who was Health Minister when the coronavirus arrived, Nekane Murga. The decision was made. In fact, the last Labi meeting was very short, less than half an hour.

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