The incidence curve continues to decline in Spain, although its decline has moderated in recent days. This Wednesday, the 14-day rate has dropped from the barrier of 300 cases and stands at 291.28 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. This is a decrease of 14 points compared to Tuesday. The last time the national incidence was below 300 cases was on July 8, at the beginning of the fifth wave.
The contagion rate decreases in all the autonomous communities, except in Extremadura and Melilla. It also continues to decline in the youngest age groups and is already below 500 cases in the 20 to 29 age group, while the 12 to 19 age group stands at 609 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
The Ministry of Health has reported 163 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. After having exceeded the peak of the incidence rate a month ago and that of hospitalizations a few days ago, deaths have registered unprecedented highs in this fifth wave since last week, with figures that have not been seen since March. Yesterday the peak of daily deaths of this wave was registered, with 190 deaths. In total, 83,690 people have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
The pressure in hospitals also continues to decrease: those admitted for COVID in ICU beds fall to 1,760 and represent 19.22% occupancy, slightly below Tuesday. Those admitted to conventional beds fell to 7,657, 200 less than the previous day.
Authorities have also reported 10,781 new infections, a slight increase compared to Tuesday, when 10,072 new cases were reported. Since the beginning of the health crisis, 4,815,205 people have been infected with COVID-19.
By autonomous communities, they register a higher number of new cases Andalusia, which adds 1,758 infections; Catalonia, with 1,675; Madrid, which adds 1,633; and the Valencian Community, with 1,059.
The 11 cities where the virus continues to circulate at the end of the summer: more than 500 incidence in Ibiza, Parla or Toledo
Infections continue to fall in almost the entire territory after the incidence records registered more than a month ago, at the peak of the fifth wave. In the height of summer and with very few restrictions on mobility, in practically all large cities with more than 40,000 inhabitants (9 out of 10) cases continue to decline.
However, a small group of cities still have incidence rates above 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. They are the 11 cities where the virus continues to circulate in the last week of summer. This group of cities with the highest levels of contagion continues to be led by Ibiza, with 753 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days.