The Ministry of Health has notified this Monday 30,579 new positives in coronavirus registered since last Thursday. Is about 6,000 more than Monday of last week. However, the average incidence in Spain has dropped slightly to 272 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The figure is lower than last Thursday, but much higher than last Monday, December 28.
The communities with the highest cumulative incidence are Extremadura and the Balearic Islands with 604 and 529 cases per 100,000 inhabitants respectively. Madrid remains in their place despite the fact that it has managed to lower the rate to 375 and is followed by Castilla-La Mancha (356) and Catalonia (337).
Maria José Sierra, head of unit of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies CACESS), has warned that AToday’s data must be interpreted with caution A because Aafter several holidays there are usually delays. A In addition, he pointed out that Aprobably for several days we will not be able to make an accurate assessment of the situation in which we find ourselves. A
A symptom that fewer cases are being detected than actually exist is positivity, which has been up in recent weeks. This Monday the one communicated by Health is 14% according to data related to the tests processed on January 1. It drops to 10.06 if those notified between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are taken into account. Last Thursday it was 12% and 9% respectively and last Monday, that is, a week ago, 10% and 8%.
By communities, Castilla-La Mancha is the one with the greatest positivity compared to January 1. The figure it registers is 14%, which decreases if the cases notified between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are attended to. It is followed by the Valencian Community with 27% and 19%, Extremadura 20% and 13%, Madrid 17% and 10%, Andalusia 15% and 8% and Murcia 15 and 9%.
Another of the accurate data that Health has notified is that of hospitalizations. The healthcare situation worsens every day. This Monday the percentage of Covid-19 patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU) is 23%, two points more than in previous reports from the Ministry of Health.
The saturation ofICUs is of particular concern in Catalonia, since it is the community with the highest percentage of patients in this type of unit with 35.51%. They are followed by the Balearic Islands (34.59%), the Valencian Community (34.04%), Madrid (29.56%) and La Rioja (28.33%).
The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa He insisted that Acomplicated weeks are coming A despite the fact that a decrease can be observed attributable to delays in notification. Due to the increase in cases, it is expected that more autonomous communities will announce a tightening of the restrictions in the coming days, according to the minister himself.
Illa, who has appeared after the meeting of the Interterritorial Council, has indicated that Aall the communities have expressed concern A about the evolution of the pandemic and Ahave commented on the measures they have already taken or are preparing to take in the coming hours. A
According to Illa, for now no community has raised in the Interterritorial Council a ‘severe’ confinement, but there are measures Amore drastic and severe A than the current ones.
The head of Health has assured that citizens Aare carrying out a very majority compliance with the restrictions A and has asked Adon’t let your guard down for the next few weeks because they are going to be complicated, since the pandemic continues to grow in Spain.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism