Spain is experiencing an improvement in the epidemiological situation this September. Three-quarters of the population is already fully-vaccinated against Covid.
The incidence this Friday reached levels not seen for more than a year, with 91 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days. This is the lowest figure since August 10, 2020. They are five points less than on Thursday and far from the almost 400 cases registered a month ago.
In total, 3,809 patients are in hospital for covid, of which 1,028 are in the ICU. They are 138 and 30 less than Thursday, respectively. And the difference with 30 days ago, when figures showed 9,191 hospitalised and 1,907 critical, is significant.
Spain can be optimistic
José Miguel Cisneros, head of the infectious diseases service at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital (Seville), believes Spain has already begun to leave the worst of the pandemic behind. “We can be optimistic and if this is possible it is thanks to vaccines that have turned the situation around even when in the rest of the measures adopted there have been too many ups and downs and a lot of room for improvement,” he sums up.
“I don’t think a new wave of gravity is possible from the ones we’ve seen. There may be a slight rebound. But with more than 75% of the population vaccinated and almost the entire vulnerable population on the full schedule, hospitals will not be as affected again. And this is something very positive, because patients with other pathologies need us to be able to return to a situation as similar as possible to normality”, adds Cisneros.
Almost 5million infected since start of pandemic
The daily data from the Ministry of Health added 3,222 new infections and 44 deaths to the historical series this Frida. This brings Spain closer to five million infected – the exact figure is 4,929,546. The total deaths of those diagnosed with covid is 85,783.
As during the rest of the pandemic, the situation presents notable differences between communities. The two autonomous cities, Ceuta and Melilla, are the ones with the worst data; and exceed 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Behind them are the Basque Country (129), Cantabria (128) and the Balearic Islands (128). The most alleviated epidemiological situation is in Asturias (28), the Valencian Community (63) and the Canary Islands (71).