Monday, October 18

The incidence falls to 65 cases after a weekend with 5,039 new infections

The incidence in Spain has fallen to 65.42 infections per 100,000 inhabitants this Monday, figures that have not been seen for more than a year. This Friday the symbolic barrier of 70 cases was broken, with 69.37 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Spain has notified 5,039 new cases registered during the weekend on Monday, a decrease compared to the same day last week, when 5,988 new cases were registered. In total, 4,951,640 people have been infected by COVID since the start of the pandemic.

Health authorities have also reported 69 deaths since registered since Friday, making a total of 86,298 deaths from COVID since the start of the pandemic. It represents a decrease compared to last Monday, when 118 deaths were reported.

Why achieving group immunity is not feasible and we will have to continue living with the coronavirus

Spain begins to leave the pandemic behind. Asturias has been the first community to fall below 25 cases of incidence, the threshold associated with the new normal in the COVID traffic light in Health, pending update. The Navarrese Government, with the double, considers that the epidemic circulation of the virus has been put to an end to make way for the “probable” incorporation of the coronavirus in the list of infections that are transmitted endemically. It is the scenario that, according to the experts consulted, is going to take place in the coming weeks throughout the Spanish territory.

Epidemiologists and immunologists rule out group immunity with the available scientific evidence on the behavior of the virus. The novelty is that they agree that it will not be necessary to return to a normal life. “Achieving sufficient immunity to eliminate the disease is not feasible with what we know, which does not mean that with a highly vaccinated population a barrier immunity is achieved that allows transmission to remain at low levels”, exposes Pere Godoy, president of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology. Vaccine coverage already exceeds 75% in Spain.



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