Friday, January 21

The incidence scales 17 points to 234 cases and Health notifies 14,500 new infections

The incidence climbs again and reaches 234.03 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 17 points more than this Wednesday. For now, the country continues in what is considered as the medium risk of contagion range according to the Health criteria, since an incidence of less than 300 points is registered. Although the incidence is not distributed in the same way in all the territories: three regions already have more than 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants: Navarra, Euskadi and Aragon. Nor is the incidence the same in the age groups: people between 40 and 49 years old have the highest rate, while people between 12 and 19 years old and those over 80 show the lowest.

Navarra already registers an incidence of more than 675 points, specifically 676.80, the highest in the whole country. Furthermore, the Basque Country reports more than 500 points of incidence, with 552.49 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Aragon also exceeds 400, with 435.46 incidence cases. Catalonia, with 3,713 new infections; Comunitat Valenciana, with 1,522; and Madrid, with 1,405 are the regions that report a greater increase in positives.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 14,500 new infections this last day, a new rise compared to this Wednesday, when 10,536 positives were registered. There were no equal numbers of infections since mid-August. In total, 5,189,220 people have been infected with the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

By age group, the people with the highest incidence rate are those aged 40 to 49, with more than 280 cases. In addition, children under 12 years of age, who have not yet entered the vaccination strategy, register an incidence of almost 400 cases, with 390 points.

Hospital data increases, with 772 patients admitted to the ICU for COVID-19 and more than 4,000 hospitalized due to the coronavirus disease.

On the other hand, Health has registered 42 deaths from COVID-19, while this Wednesday 28 deaths from the disease were reported. Since the health emergency began, 88,122 people have died from COVID.

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

More than 65% of those over 70 already have an anti-COVID booster dose

Spain continues to immunize the population against COVID-19. More than 5 million booster doses have already been administered (5,289,482), and 65.8% of those over 70 years of age already have this third anti-COVID dose. On the other hand, 30.756% of people who were initially vaccinated with Janssen already have the second booster dose.

In addition, 89.4% of the population that enters already has the complete guideline against COVID-19, which corresponds to 79.3% of the general population. By age group, people between 30 and 39 years old are still the furthest behind, with 77.5% having the maximum protection against the coronavirus. However, people aged 12 to 19 years, despite being the last to join the vaccination strategy, have already 84.5% vaccinated with both doses.

Source: Ministry of Health (data updated to )

Scientists Identify Possible Origin of AstraZeneca Vaccine-Linked Thrombi

A team of scientists from the United Kingdom and the United States believe they have discovered the trigger for the development of unusual blood clots in some patients after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

The team, which publishes its results in the American magazine “Science Advances”, has detected how a protein in the blood is attracted to a key component of the vaccine, which in turn instigates an immune system reaction that, in combination with other factors yet to be determined, can lead to the so-called immune thrombocytopenia ( TPI).