The autonomous communities have notified the Ministry of Health this Thursday 17,317 new cases of Covid-19, 9,473 of them diagnosed in the last 24 hours. These figures are higher than those of the same day last week, when 12,345 positives were reported.
The total number of infections in Spain already rises to 3,915,313 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The cumulative incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 277.90, up from 252.16 yesterday. In the past two weeks, a total of 131,868 positives have been registered.
28 new deaths were added to this Thursday’s report, compared with eight last Thursday. Up to 80,997 people with a positive diagnostic test have died since the virus arrived in Spain, according to data collected by the Ministry. In the last week 46 people have died with a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis in Spain.
Between June 28 and July 4, the autonomous communities have carried out 827,111 diagnostic tests, of which 514,778 have been PCR and 312,333 antigen tests, with an overall rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 1,758.83. The overall positivity rate stands at 10.08 percent, up from 9.75 percent yesterday.
More than 20 million immunized
Spain has reached this Thursday the 20.5 million people with the complete vaccine regimen against covid-19, equivalent to 43.3% of the population, after administering 690,749 vaccines in the last 24 hours.
The report of the Ministry of Health indicates that, in total, the vaccination centers have immunized 20,528,505 people and that 57.5% of the population has at least one inoculated serum, that is, 27,277,127 citizens.
In this way, Spain advances in the estimate of the Government of immunize 25 million people in the week of July 29.
However, although in the last 24 hours almost 700,000 doses have been administered, they remain in the refrigerators of the autonomous communities 5,389,848 vaccines in reserve.
According to the latest Health report, 62.3% of Spaniards between 60 and 69 years old already have the complete guideline, a group that is further behind than the 50-59 age group, with 81.4% with the two punctures.
For this reason, several communities have announced in the last hours that they join the regional governments that are advancing the second dose of AstraZeneca to this age group, to protect them as they are more vulnerable to the explosion of infections among young people.
42.2% of Spaniards between 40 and 49 years old already have the complete regimen, and the 30-39 year-old group advances, with 13.8% already with two doses of the vaccine, according to the Health report, that already reveals that between young people from 20 to 29 years old, the entire regimen has been administered at 11%.
The health authorities want to speed up vaccination in these last two groups to stop the proliferation of infections which is being registered throughout Spain.
By communities, Asturias (57.6%) is the autonomous community that immunizes its population the fastest and, behind, are Galicia (54.2%), Extremadura (54%), Castilla y León (53.8%), Aragon (52%), Basque Country (50.6%).
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.