Wednesday, October 20

The incidence falls for the second day in a row with 26,689 new infections and 46 deaths

The accumulated incidence of COVID-19 has fallen this Thursday for the second consecutive day and stands at 696.31 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days. This indicator already stood at 699.84 cases on Wednesday, which was its first decrease since June 22 and marks a possible stabilization of the fifth wave of infections in the country, although the data update does not include those of Aragon for technical problems.

Health has registered 26,689 new infections and 46 deaths this Thursday. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,422,291 cases and 81,442 deaths have been recorded. The communities that have reported the most new infections are Andalucía (4,988), Madrid (4,909) and Catalunya (4,184).

In the age group from 20 to 29 years, the cumulative incidence at 14 days is 1,772 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Navarra has registered 2,733 new cases among young people of these ages; Galicia, 2,559; and the Balearic Islands, 2,361.

The accumulated incidence has decreased in Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Catalunya and Navarra, while in the rest of the communities –except for Aragón, for which there is no information for this Thursday– it is still increasing.

56% of the population with the complete guideline against COVID-19

56.3% of Spanish citizens are already vaccinated with the complete guideline against the coronavirus, this is more than 26.6 million people. This is clear from the report distributed by the Ministry of Health, according to which, in the last day, 527,790 doses have been injected.

More than 31.5 million people, 66.6% of citizens, already have at least one dose. The Government’s objective is to have vaccinated 70% of the population before the end of the summer. At the current rate of vaccination, it would take 32 days to achieve the Executive’s objective.

The population over 40 years of age with a complete regimen now reaches 87.4%, that is, 23.6 million people, and 92.2% have at least one dose, that is, 24.9 million.

The communities that vaccinate the most are Andalusia, which has injected 99.4% of the doses received, Asturias, which has 100% as well as the Valencian Community, and Galicia with 98.5%.

Meanwhile, in Brussels it seems increasingly clear that the debate is less and less whether a third booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine will be needed; And the debate is growing when that third dose will be necessary. The spokesman for Health of the European Commission, Stefan de Keersmaecker, has acknowledged this Thursday: “We are well aware that, in fact, a booster vaccine may be necessary.”