After months of decline, covid incidence rate rises again in Spain

by Deborah Cater
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The covid incidence rate rises in Spain after months of declining figures. However, the situation in hospitals is under control and Spain set another vaccination record on Thursday.

Since the covid incidence in Spain first fell below 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the figure continued to fall each week. Nevertheless, the incidence rate has risen by 0.91 points since Tuesday. This gives Spain an average of 93.16 corona cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past two weeks.

Downtrend broken in Spain

Since April 26, 2021, there has been a downward trend. At that time, Spain registered an average of 235.6 corona cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a period of 14 days. The lowest figure, reported on June 22, showed the incidence rate averaged 92.25 cases per 100,000 population.

The Ministry of Health reported 4,507 new corona cases on Thursday and 18 new deaths since Wednesday. In total, Spain’s death toll from covid-19 stands at 80,766 people. Figures also show a total of 3,777,539 people infected with the virus since the start of the pandemic.

Two provinces of Andalucia cause high risk

The incidence rate rises in ten Spanish regions. The only region in Spain still considered “high risk” is Andalucia, with an average incidence of 166.5. The provinces of Huelva and Córdoba in particular are pushing the average of Andalucia up with a virus incidence exceeding 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

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Outside of Andalucia, the Balearic Islands, Valencia, Galicia and Melilla are classified as ‘low risk’.

IC occupation and vaccination are going well in Spain

The situation in the hospitals is getting better by the day. The average occupancy of Covid patients in the ICU departments of Spanish hospitals is 7%.

Vaccination in Spain is also moving faster every day. On Thursday, Spain set another record with 733,245 shots in 24 hours. 50.7% of the Spanish population has received at least one shot and one in three inhabitants of Spain (32.9%) has already been fully vaccinated.

The bunting can’t go out in Spain yet

Vaccination rates and the situation in hospitals are getting better and faster every day. Despite this, the Ministry of Health warns Spain “isn’t there yet”. This became apparent on Thursday when various Spanish regions reported mega-coronavirus outbreaks. Students who had been admitted to university, and wanted to celebrate, came back from a holiday in Mallorca and infected hundreds of others.

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