Wednesday, August 4

One in four new infections is between 15 and 19 years old

In addition, 13% of the cases are between 30 and 39 years old, while 14% correspond to the age group between 40 and 49. A situation that worries in recent weeks after the rebounding registered. “The relaxation of prevention measures is linked to increased social interaction in larger groups of people. It is what is causing the increase in cases that we are observing, “reiterated Herme Vanaclocha, deputy director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Health.

These percentages are reflected in the data that Health communicates almost every day (these figures are not updated on Sunday). In two days, the autonomous department reported 965 new cases of coronavirus, 146 of them in the province of Alicante, a figure higher than in recent days when 87 were reported on Saturday and 120 on Friday. In addition, it is the highest number of infections since the middle of May: on the 17th, 193 were also reported on a Monday. Thus, no deaths have been reported since last Wednesday in the province, which places the total number at 2,844 since the pandemic began.


The infections among young people are one more day the most numerous, as confirmed by Health. Among them, those caused in recent weeks by end-of-year trips to Mallorca or Catalonia. More than 1,000 positives have been confirmed, 12 young people are hospitalized in Palma and more than 200 are quarantined in hotels. In the Community, the total number now amounts to 104 related cases. In Elche, where some students were from, the incidence has skyrocketed, exceeding 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The Consell appealed a few days ago to young people to continue being responsible and complying with health security protocols. Thus, Health has been warning for days of the increase in cases among the youngest that has caused the highest number of infections since February to be notified on Friday: 821 in just 48 hours, leaving the Community outside the low-risk area.

However, the alert for end-of-year trips is still on the table although, as sources from the travel agencies sector explained to this newspaper, there are hardly any trips of this type scheduled since most take place in June, just after finishing the exams or the EBAU. The sector ensures that it continues to insist on compliance with health protocols when traveling and is committed to performing PCR or antigens both at the end of these study trips and on the return. They also noted that “our work ends when they arrive at their destination.” It is there where young people already decide personally what activities to carry out.

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