Saturday, May 28

The incidence rate shoots up more than 70 points among young people with the worst daily infection data since February

The 14-day incidence rate has marked a new rise this Thursday to reach 134.31 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The incidence continues to rise since last week, when a floor was reached in all 92 cases. The new momentum of this indicator is dragged by the under 30s.

The 20 to 29 group has an incidence of 366.74 cases and the 12 to 19 group of 345.26. It rises 73 points compared to Wednesday, in the case of the first, and 58 in the case of the youngest. The detailed situation by communities shows that Cantabria has contagion rates of 853.38 and 623.25 respectively in these groups. Catalunya, from 804 and 616.9; and Asturias, 404.49 and 309.38.

The incidence increases in all the communities except in La Rioja, where it decreases a few tenths, and in Ceuta and Melilla. The impact of young people also has an impact on the rates in Cantabria and Catalonia, which this Thursday have exceeded the barrier of 200 cases (218 and 238 respectively).

The Ministry of Health has reported 12,345 new infections, which is an increase compared to Wednesday, when 9,227 positives were recorded. In addition, it is the worst daily infection data since February 18, when 14,515 positives were reported, in the midst of the third wave decline. In total, 3,821,305 people have been infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

The number of new infections reported is very high, especially in Catalonia, which registers 5,204; Andalusia, with 1,707; the Valencian Community, with 1,410; and Madrid (997).

In addition, eight deaths have been added in the last 24 hours, which raises the global count of deaths since the beginning of the health crisis to 80,883.

New daily vaccination record

Spain has broken a new daily vaccination record this Thursday after inoculating 747,589 doses in 24 hours. The previous brand had been registered just a week ago, when more than 733,000 doses were put in one day.

With this, almost 18 million people have already received the complete vaccination schedule, 37.9% of the population, and 25.6 million have at least one dose, 54% of the inhabitants.

In total, 42 million doses have been administered since the start of the campaign, at the end of December. Vaccination therefore continues at a good pace and following the times set by the Government. Yesterday, the President of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, affirmed that Spain will be able to immunize 25 million people by July 19 and 70% of the population in August, that is, 33 million people.

The Government confirms its intention to vaccinate students between 12 and 17 years old before they start the course

Meanwhile, the Minister of Education, Isabel Celaá, assured this Thursday that the Government’s intention is to vaccinate students between 12 and 17 years old before the start of classes in September. They hope to be able to do it between the last week of August and the first days of September.

“We want to vaccinate them just before they start the course, from 12 to 17 years old. We have the permission of the EMA to do so, I have had several conversations with the Minister of Health to be able to vaccinate them taking the section from 12 to 17. Let them start the school year already vaccinated. And, if not, the first weeks [de septiembre] if we have any difficulties the last week of August because they are on vacation with their families, “said the head of Education in an interview on TVE.