Thursday, July 7

The incidence drops to 92 cases after the weekend with fewer infections since July

The 14-day incidence rate has registered a further decline this Monday, to 92.46 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. On Friday, this epidemiological indicator stood at 95.91 points and has maintained a downward curve since the end of April.

Right now, this rate is at the levels of early August 2020. Furthermore, Andalusia is the only community that maintains an incidence above 150 points.

The Ministry of Health has reported, in its latest daily report, 7,209 new COVID-19 infections registered during the weekend. This is down from Monday last week, when 8,167 positives were reported. The total number of infected since the start of the pandemic, more than a year ago, amounts to 3,764,651.

There have also been 37 new deaths since Friday, bringing the global count of deaths from COVID-19 to 80,689. The data contrasts with that of the previous Monday, when 16 new deaths were reported.

30% of the population completely vaccinated

More than 14.4 million people already have the complete vaccination schedule in Spain, which represents 30.4% of the total population. After the 945,605 injections given since Friday, more than 23.2 million people have at least the first dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines, almost half of the population.

In total, 36.4 million doses of some of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered

By age group, 44.9% of all those over 40 years of age already have the complete vaccination schedule (two doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca or a single Janssen) while 80.2% of this group of age has received at least one dose.

Toilets with persistent COVID

While the curve of the pandemic continues to decline in Spain, many health workers have been sick for months without being recognized as such. The list of symptoms of persistent COVID or long-covid it is so broad that diagnoses vary from person to person and GP to GP. Fatigue, muscle pain, memory loss, dyslexia, cough, or sudden rises in myopia. Those who suffer from it refuse to classify it as sequelae, because that means that the pathology has ended, and they are still as sick or worse than when they contracted the coronavirus. In addition, there are many health workers or health workers who continue to fight against a virus that they themselves suffer and without it being listed as an occupational disease.

It is the struggle of some groups and unions such as CSIF (Central Sindical Independiente y de Servants), which have just achieved that a sentence recognized as an occupational disease to an administrative assistant who was infected in the health center where he worked and who has had respiratory sequelae. According to the Occupational Accident Statistics, only 26 deaths and 14,358 of the 110,000 infections among healthcare personnel they are recorded as employment consequences. That is, 10% of the total.