Wednesday, March 22

The incidence rises 25 points from Tuesday, to 461 cases

The incidence has risen again after falling on Tuesday and this Friday it stands at 461.86 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In the last report it marked 436.54, therefore, it is 25.32 points more. Health no longer reports cases daily, as it has done since the start of the pandemic, and now publishes them twice a week.

In addition, this Friday, Health has notified 72,892 new cases. This brings to 11,451,676 people who, according to the official records of the Ministry, have been infected with COVID-19 since March 2020.

Regarding the deceased, the Ministry led by Carolina Darias has added 339 more to this Friday’s report, bringing the total number of deaths to 102,392 since the start of the pandemic, two years ago. Of them, 182 have occurred in the last week.

Vaccination, for its part, continues to advance and 51.5% of the population –24,424,856 people– already have a booster dose. By age groups, both in those over 60 and in those over 70, it is more than 90% of people who have received that additional puncture. Specifically, it is 92.35% for those over 70 years of age and 91.67% for those 60 and older. For its part, in the youngest, the percentage stands at 21.99% for those between 18 and 19 years old and 59.66% for those between 40 and 49.

Source: Ministry of Health (data updated to )

Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign, more than 93.8 million doses have been administered in Spain and 92.4% of those over 12 years of age already have the complete schedule.

In pediatric vaccination, that of children between 5 and 12 years of age, 53.0% have at least one dose, and 35.6% already have the complete schedule.

End of isolation in mild and asymptomatic cases from Monday

This week, Health and the autonomous communities took an important step in the management of the coronavirus in Spain: ending the obligation to isolate asymptomatic infections or those with mild symptoms. Isolations, however, are going to be maintained in vulnerable areas, such as healthcare and socio-health centers.

The measure will come into force from next Monday, March 28. In close contacts, these quarantines ceased to be mandatory on March 5. Although they are not obliged to stay at home since Monday, infected people, however, are recommended to wear a mask in all areas and avoid contact with vulnerable people, says Health.