The incidence in Spain has fallen to 57.91 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Last Friday a new record was registered: the incidence dropped below the symbolic barrier of 70 cases.
In addition, Spain has notified 2,037 new infections this Friday, a decrease compared to the same day last week, when 2,746 new cases were registered. In total, 4,961,128 people have been infected by COVID since the start of the pandemic.
Both the numbers of deaths and those of hospital pressure continue to decline. In the case of hospitalized patients, they fall below 2,500, while the hospital occupancy rate falls below 2% (1.99%) for the first time since July 2021. In addition, the ICU occupancy rate stands at by 7.45%.
The health authorities have also reported 48 deaths, making a total of 86,463 deaths from COVID since the start of the pandemic. This is a slight increase compared to last Friday, when 44 deaths were reported.
Advancement of vaccination against COVID: 79.5% of the population has at least one dose
The rate of vaccination continues to advance, albeit more slowly than a few months ago. This Friday, Spain reaches 79.5% of the population with at least one dose, touching 80%, which means that 37,702,384 people have at least one anti-COVID puncture. In addition, 77.3% have the complete guideline against COVID-19.
The 12 to 19-year-old group, who started with punctures in the summer, are among the strata that are making the most progress in the immunization campaign. 77.2% of people of these ages already have the complete pattern.
In total, 70,153,507 doses administered. On the other hand, the region that advances the most in vaccination is Asturias, with 84.3% of immunized people. The Balearic Islands are still at the tail, with 84.3% of people with both doses.
Two speeds in the return to normality: health and schools are the last in the de-escalation
Spain has been de-escalation for several weeks at a good pace. Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y León no longer impose any type of restriction on the population, beyond the use of a mask indoors, and in the Community of Madrid the capacity will disappear as of Monday. However, on the return to normality there are indications of two speeds. You can be in a bar with 15 friends, but families are not allowed access to their children’s school. And it is possible to watch a game at the Santiago Bernabéu with full capacity while many pregnant women continue to go to the ultrasound alone or no one can accompany you to an appointment with the neurologist.
The different standards with the measures do not occur in all communities in the same proportion –Catalunya, for example, has not reopened nightlife–, not even in all hospitals or health centers in the diverse mosaic that makes up the transition to life before the pandemic.