Sunday, May 22

The incidence stagnates in Spain in the 429 cases and Health registers 85 deaths

The drop in incidence stagnates and this Thursday Health records a drop of a single point to 429.71 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. After a continuous drop in the incidence rate since January 24, this decrease in cases per 100,000 inhabitants is now slowing down.

The Canary Islands continue to lead the list of communities with the highest incidence, although it drops to 865 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Galicia and Extremadura follow, while Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid are the only regions reporting fewer than 300 cases.

Health registers 22,615 new infections, for a total of 11,204,125 positives since the pandemic began in the country.

By age groups, the incidence of people between 12 and 19 years of age slightly decreased, reporting 706 cases. People between 50 and 79 years old, as well as those under 12 years old, have an incidence of the coronavirus of less than 400 cases.

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 falls below 5,000 for the first time since December 7, while the downward trend in hospital pressure indicators continues. The percentage of beds occupied in hospitals by COVID patients drops to less than 4%.

85 deaths from COVID-19 are added to the official registry of the Ministry, which already reports 101,077 deaths since the beginning of the epidemiological crisis.

How is the epidemic evolving and how are we regarding the 3rd wave?

Evolution of the cases and deaths reported, those hospitalized and those admitted to the ICU each day, the variation in the last 7 days and the comparison with the peak of the 3rd wave of the pandemic

Source: Ministry of Health

Spain will go from counting all cases of COVID-19 to registering only serious and vulnerable

The Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities are about to take a turn in the surveillance of the coronavirus after two years of the pandemic. The Interterritorial Health Council has approved this Thursday a plan whose main change is that each case will no longer be counted, but only the serious ones or those that occur in vulnerable people compared to the current approach of reducing transmission throughout the population.