Navarra registered 174 new cases of Covid-19 this Tuesday, after performing 3,398 tests, which represents a positivity rate of 5.1%, according to data provided by the Provincial Government.
This figure represents a decrease compared to the 191 cases detected the previous day with a positivity of 5.9%. The Autonomous Community has eight days of more than one hundred infections per day. In recent days, 130 cases have been registered in Navarra on Sunday (9.5%), 159 on Saturday (9.9%); 132 cases were detected on Friday (5.3%), 125 on Thursday (5.4%), 114 on Wednesday (4.9%), and on Tuesday of last week there were 129 cases with a positivity of 5%.
In the last 24 hours, there have been no deaths and there has been a new hospital admission and admission to the ICU. In this way, they remain entered 39 people, eight of them in the ICU.
In the chapter on vaccination, this Tuesday 4,861 vaccines were administered, bringing the total number of administered to 1,056,865. There are 528,218 people with a complete schedule in Navarra.
Measures for the unvaccinated population
The spokesman for the Government of Navarra, Javier Remírez, affirmed this Wednesday that the measures that the Executive would be considering in the face of the increase in cases of covid-19, in his case to implement them as of next week, “would not affect the population as a wholeInstead, we would focus on that part of the population that offers the greatest risk of ending up developing the disease with seriousness, on admission; we would be talking about the part of the population that is not vaccinated“.
At the press conference after the Government session, Remírez has indicated that the covid passport It is one of the measures that is being worked on, “more effective because it clearly differentiates the population that has the complete vaccination schedule from those that do not.”
The counselor has indicated that the Executive “maintains contacts with hotel and cultural sector to evaluate with them the best measures to tackle the situation we have “and added that” we continue with the path that we have started with the sectors that could be most affected, being clear that we want to focus on that part of the population that generates risk for himself and for the health system. “
The spokesman explained that “all this must be done with the judicial endorsement” and that therefore they must be “adequate, proportionate, adjusted measures to try to tackle the causes.” “If it is not this week, very early next week, we will be able to give more specific information on the measures,” he asserted.
Remírez has indicated, in the press conference, that there is 10% of the population over 12 years of age that is not vaccinated and “occupies 60% of ICU beds”. “So we insist on the importance of vaccination and we continue to appeal to that part of the population that, being able to get vaccinated, has not been vaccinated,” he said, to assess the response of the citizens called for the booster dose, as well as that there are no cases in nursing homes.
Regarding the increase in cases in children under 12 years of age, the spokesperson has indicated that “they are people who fortunately do not develop the disease, unless they have previous pathologies, with a degree of severity; they are indeed transmitters.” “And the measure that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is working on is the vaccination of the group between 5 and 12 years old,” he said.
In this sense, he has affirmed that they are in favor of that, as soon as the EMA authorizes it, “we start this vaccination so that they are not excessively transmitters”. “A vaccinated person transmits the virus with much less virulence than a non-vaccinated person,” stressed Remírez.