The incidence of coronavirus continues to decline and this Friday it has fallen nine points to 131.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Yesterday Spain abandoned the extreme risk of contagion for the first time since July 1, after falling below the 150-point barrier. The incidence is low in all the autonomous communities.
By age, all groups are already below 200 cases, after the 12 to 19-year-old group has gone from 215 to 193 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. People between 60 and 79 years of age already fall below 100 cases of incidence.
The Health Ministry has reported 4,440 new infections, down from the 4,763 registered on Thursday. In total, 4,907,461 people have been infected since the start of the pandemic.
The health authorities have also registered 72 new deaths, for the 71 notified on Thursday. The global death toll amounts to 85,290.
Hospital pressure continues to drop
The final stretch of vaccination forces Spain to rethink its strategy: “It costs more and more”
Spain is approaching the vaccination plateau, according to experts, who understand as such the moment in which the public health system has already successfully inoculated the entire schedule to the majority of the population, with the exception of those under 12 years of age. –For whom there is no approved injection– and the group that lags behind or is more reticent, a tiny number in our country compared to the environment. The percentage of fully immunized citizens reaches 73% and is ten points higher if children are excepted. The future “is very favorable,” said Fernando Simón, director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, in his reappearance at an Epidemiology Congress in León. Spain has just dropped the “high risk” level by lowering the cumulative incidence of 150.
The Ministry of Health is aware that it is facing a new period in which “it costs more and more because there are fewer people to be vaccinated,” as recognized by the head of the portfolio, Carolina Darias, at the press conference after the Interterritorial Council of this Wednesday. Mass inoculations are beginning to lag behind and the number of doses is piling up in freezers. On September 6 there were 6.5 million compared to a million and a half in early August.