Tuesday, October 4

The incidence falls for the second consecutive day to 3,286 cases, although Health registers 157,941 new infections

The incidence registers its second consecutive decrease and goes from 3,306.52 cases to 3,286.44 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This Tuesday, the incidence curve fell for the first time since the beginning of November, and now Health registers a decrease of 20 points. Meanwhile, the percentage of ICU occupancy by patients with COVID-19 continues to increase and is already at “very high” risk levels, according to the COVID traffic light.



The Ministry of Health has reported that 157,941 people have been infected by COVID-19, while this Tuesday 94,472 positives were reported, the lowest figure since December 23. In total, 8,676,916 people have been infected with the coronavirus since the pandemic began in the country.

Aragón, Navarra and Euskadi, with more than 5,000 cases, continue to lead the list of autonomous communities with the highest incidence, although all three register a drop in the rate. Andalusia, on the other hand, continues to be the only region with less than 1,500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Catalonia, with 44,716 new infections; Madrid, with 14,510; and Murcia, with 14,264, are the communities that report a greater increase in positives, although it must be taken into account that Murcia did not update its data yesterday due to a technical problem.



The number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 has slightly increased, rising to 19,000 patients. However, the percentage of bed occupancy in hospitals and ICUs remains stable.

160 people have died from COVID-19, according to the latest update from the Ministry. This Tuesday 284 deaths were registered, bringing the total number of deaths due to the disease in Spain to 91,437.

How is the epidemic evolving and how are we regarding the 3rd wave?

Evolution of cases and deaths reported, those hospitalized and those admitted to the ICU each day, the variation in last 7 days and the comparison with the peak of the 3rd wave of the pandemic

Source: Ministry of Health

People between 30 and 39 years old are the ones with the highest incidence of COVID cases and it is already the only group with more than 4,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. On the other hand, people between 70 and 79 years old are the ones who report a lower rate, with just over 1,500 points.



More than 80% of those vaccinated with AstraZeneca already have the booster dose

80.3% of those initially vaccinated with AstraZeneca already have the third dose against COVID-19. Meanwhile, 68.6% of those who received the Janssen vaccine have this booster dose.

In addition, almost half of the children between 5 and 11 years old (46.1%) have received at least one anti-COVID injection. In total, there are 1,515,622 minors throughout Spain.

92.5% of the population over 12 years of age have at least one vaccine, and 90.6% of this group, with the complete regimen against COVID-19.



Being reinfected with coronavirus, a rare phenomenon that will become more and more common

The first time she was infected, in January 2021, she was not vaccinated. It was at a family meal. Clara, a 30-year-old teacher, passed the virus without symptoms, but a year later she has tested positive again.

This time with “fever, cough, runny nose and chest pain,” he says, two days after taking the second dose. The coincidence made her confuse the symptoms with the secondary effects of the injection until she confirmed that she was infected through an antigen test. Nacho M., a 37-year-old cook, had two positive results – both by self-diagnostic tests, without official confirmation – in seven weeks. The first in early November; the second, at the end of December.

Experts agree that reinfections have gone from being an isolated phenomenon that was observed with alarm at the start of the pandemic to a fact that we must assume will occur more frequently, although it continues to be a minority in relation to the total number of cases.



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