Since Monday, the incidence of the coronavirus in Spain has plummeted 500 points, and this Friday the Ministry of Health reports 1,461.71 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in its latest update. This last sixth wave has been the most contagious, reaching record numbers of incidence and daily infections, but for weeks the indicators seem to show a clear downward trend.
There are already three autonomous communities that register an incidence of less than a thousand cases: Andalusia, which reports 583 cases; Canary Islands, with 617; and Madrid, 960 points. This rate is low in all regions, while three others are the ones that report a greater increase in infections: Comunitat Valenciana, with 8,950; Catalonia, which registers 7,830; and Madrid, with 6,209 new infected.
49,004 new infections have been registered, figures that have not been seen since before the Christmas holidays, when the daily positives began to exceed 100,000. In total, 10,604,200 infected since the beginning of the pandemic in the country.
Hospital pressure is also on the decline. The occupation of beds by COVID patients is already close to ‘medium’ risk range levels, with 10.31% of occupied beds. Meanwhile, the pressure in the ICU also drops, although it remains at ‘high’ risk levels, according to the Health traffic light.
This Friday there are 389 deaths from COVID-19, while on Thursday 393 deaths were reported, a higher number for Catalonia, which accumulated figures for several days due to statistical compensation, since the previous days it did not notify all deaths. 95,995 people have lost their lives to the disease.
By age, children aged 11 and under have the highest incidence rate, with 2,288 points. Meanwhile, three strata already report less than a thousand cases per 100,000 inhabitants: people between 50 and 79 years old.
56% of children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one dose
56% of children between the ages of 5 and 11 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 81% of the population already have the complete guideline, and 82.6%, at least one anti-COVID puncture.
On the other hand, more than 23 million people have the memory dose. Almost 78% of those over 40 have already received this immunity booster, compared to 92.3% of those over 70.
The last to receive booster doses are people between the ages of 20 and 29. More than 25% of this group already has this third puncture.
The Basque Country lifts all restrictions against COVID-19 and ends the health emergency
The Basque Country not only eliminates all the current restrictions on hospitality, leisure or culture, but also puts an end to the third health emergency of the pandemic. From this Monday there will be no more limitation to nightlife than that of ordinary licenses and the capacity will return to 100% with the exception of football and basketball.
In addition, the crisis table known as Labi, which has piloted the pandemic in several phases, is dissolved, as agreed on Thursday by the Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, who stressed that this body has met on “38 occasions”. The decision comes only 72 hours after criticizing the Pedro Sánchez government for withdrawing the obligation to wear masks outdoors, considering it “premature” given the high level of community transmission.