Sunday, January 16

The incidence rises to 290 cases and adds 43,800 positives since Friday

The incidence of the coronavirus rises more than 40 points since Friday and stands at 290.1 ​​cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Monday was a holiday, so the pandemic data was not updated after the weekend. Health has released the data late on Tuesday. Spain thus exceeds the barrier of 250 cases of incidence, which with the old COVID traffic light meant the range of risk of contagion ‘very high’. However, with the new Health criteria, the country continues in the range of “medium” risk of contagion, which occurs up to 300 cases of incidence. The last time Spain registered a similar rate was at the end of August, when the 26th reported 276.43 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

By communities, the worst is taken, once again, by Navarra, with 881.28 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; and Euskadi, with 712.81 cases. They are followed by Aragon, with a rate of 554.77.

The Ministry of Health has reported 43,808 infections after the weekend and Monday, December 6, bringing the total number of positives to 5,246,766 people.

Likewise, since Friday there have been 78 deaths from COVID-19. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the country has added a total of 88,237 deaths from the disease.

The number of hospitalized now exceeds 5,000, standing at 5,067. The UCI occupancy rate is 10.29%, the highest since the end of September. 948 people afflicted with COVID-19 are admitted to the ICU.

The Government leaves in the hands of the EU the decision to require negative PCRs from those who enter the territory

That the vaccination of children from 5 years old begins on December 13, as the Health Commission has decided this Tuesday. And that is how the autonomous communities establish. These are the reflections that the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has conveyed in the two questions she has answered upon her arrival in Brussels to attend a meeting of the 27 Health Ministers.

Darias has reported that Spain will reach 70% of people over 70 years old this Friday with the booster vaccine. “We are going to continue with those over 60 years of age, and also with health and social health personnel,” said Darias: “The message of having most of these groups vaccinated before arriving at the Christmas holidays is very important.”