Wednesday, December 8

The incidence rate climbs another seven points to 112 cases with 6,636 new infections

The incidence curve continues to rise. This Friday, Spain reported 111.95 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, seven points more than on Thursday, when for the first time in two months we passed the symbolic barrier of 100 cases. Although the incidence rate varies by communities: while Andalusia shows an incidence of 60.71 points, Navarra continues with an upward trend and exceeds the barrier of 300 cases, with 311.40 points this Friday.

Catalonia, with 1,189 infections; Madrid, with 836; and Comunitat Valenciana, with 727 are the regions that report a greater increase in infections. Navarra leads Spain in terms of incidence, followed by the Basque Country, with 236.39 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and Aragon, with 179.63 cases.

The Ministry of Health has also reported 6,636 new infections, while this Thursday 6,315 positives were registered. In total, 5,080,663 people have been infected with coronavirus.

Regarding age groups, the highest incidence rate is shown by those under 12 years of age, not yet vaccinated, with 166.18 cases; followed by people aged 40 to 49, with 131.82 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. All groups show a rate greater than 75 points, except for people between 12 and 19 years of age, with 59.94 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. For their part, people aged 20 to 29 have reported more than 90 incidence cases for the first time since mid-September.

Hospital data continues without relevant changes, although a slight increase is shown both in the number of hospitalizations (2,398), and in the percentage of bed occupancy by COVID patients, which in one day has increased from 1.86% to 1, 93%.

On the other hand, Health has reported this day of the death of 6 people by COVID-19. Since the pandemic began, 87,810 people have died from the disease.

How is the epidemic evolving now?

Evolution of the cases and deaths reported, those hospitalized and those admitted to the ICU each day and the variation in the last 7 days

Source: Ministry of Health

Health estimates that 60% of those admitted to the ICU for coronavirus are not vaccinated

60% of people admitted to an ICU with coronavirus were not vaccinated. The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has offered this information for the first time in an interview on TVE, in which she stated that Spain is “at a key moment to stop the virus from spreading.” The cumulative incidence on Thursday exceeded 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

When asked if she is “worried” about the evolution of the pandemic in Spain, where the contagion curve has accelerated in the last week, the minister assures that “you have to take care” and lead a “normal” life but “putting it on difficult to the virus “with the” culture of care “: ventilation, hand washing, distance and mask. “We have to help vaccines continue to protect us,” he asked.

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