The incidence rate has been placed this Wednesday on the edge of the threshold of the high risk of contagion, at 150.73 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This indicator gives 10 points compared to Tuesday and falls in all communities, with the exception of Ceuta, where it rises slightly.
Young people are falling out of extreme risk for the first time since the end of June. The group from 20 to 29 fell below this threshold, which health experts place at 250 incidence cases -although they take into account other indicators such as ICU occupation to calculate it-, at the beginning of this week; and the group from 12 to 19 achieved it this Wednesday, after dropping from 269 cases on Tuesday to 241 today.
The health authorities have also reported 81 deaths in the last daily report of the Ministry of Health, out of the 138 registered the day before. This is the first time that Spain has dropped below a hundred deaths per day since mid-August, three weeks ago, when the mortality curve began to skyrocket. The global balance of deaths from COVID-19 in Spain amounts to 85,147.
The Ministry of Health has also reported 5,618 new infections registered in the last 24 hours. This is a slight increase from those reported on Tuesday, when 5,246 were recorded, the lowest number since June. In total, 4,898,258 people have been infected with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
The communities that register the highest number of new infections are Catalonia, which adds 1,647 new positives; Madrid, with 898; and Andalusia, which scores 684.
The course begins with a fall in infections in all large cities
September begins with the coronavirus curve declining across the country, a positive trend that is also observed in large cities. In 168 of the 175 cities with more than 40,000 inhabitants, cases of coronavirus are decreasing – in eighty of them, infections have been reduced by half in two weeks. In another five cases are in the plateau phase and only rise in Ourense (+ 18% in two weeks) and Motril (+ 15%).
The continued fall in infections leaves incidents that have not been seen for weeks. Almost half of the population lives in municipalities where the incidence is less than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days. This situation is repeated in large cities: almost half are below this threshold. In addition, only 2% of the population is in localities where there are more than 500 cases.