2022 starts with a small brake on infections in some communities | Society

Infections and active cases have decreased slightly in Galicia, Aragón, Navarra and La Rioja, although the expansion of the sixth wave of the pandemic continues, after a good part of the communities said goodbye to the year with record numbers of positives.

The latest data published by the Ministry of Health dates from the 30th and accounted for 161,688 new cases in 24 hours, again setting a record, and a cumulative incidence at the national level 14 days into the future. 1.775,27 cases per 100,000 inhabitants after increasing by 266.68 points. However, a year ago, although there were around 20,000 daily positives, the deaths exceeded 200.

Contagions decrease in some autonomies

Although Catalonia continues to be immersed in the expansion of the virus, with 22,200 new infections of covid in the last 24 hours, its hospital admissions have fallen, with 20 fewer hospitalized than on the day before. The data updated this Saturday by the Catalan Health Department indicate 1,592 hospitalized for covid, a score less than the day before, of which 433 are in the ICU, in this case five more.

The Catalan is one of the few communities that has published updated data today. Thus, in the absence of complete data, it can only be said as a novelty that in some regions there has been a small brake in the galloping advance of infections.

Thus, the last day of the year in Navarra resulted in two deaths, 15 hospital admissions, two of them in the ICU, and 3,350 new cases, with a positivity rate of 43.1%. But, according to data from the Regional Government, there has been a slight decrease compared to the 3,791 cases on Thursday and much more significant in relation to the 4,476 on Wednesday, which marked the record of positives for the entire pandemic.

Likewise, active cases of COVID have fallen this Saturday to 6,321 in La Rioja, which is 189 less than yesterday. Until Monday, figures of income, deaths or incidence will not be given since the Riojan Executive will only report on the active cases of each day.

Aragon closed the year with a lower number of new infections, 3,999, compared to 2,279 less than a day before, but 1,946 more than a week ago. The 7-day incidence rate stands at 2,108.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Galicia registered yesterday, for the first time this week, a slight decrease in the number of infections, 5,252 compared to almost 5,800 on Thursday, while the number of active cases continues to rise, to 45,973, and there are thirteen patients in hospitals. The community ended the year with 333 admitted patients, of which 50 are in the ICU, the same as the day before, and there are 283 on the ward, thirteen more. The reduction in infections comes after a week with the figures soaring, after practically 3,500 occurred on Monday, almost more than a thousand than on Sunday.

Follow the sixth wave

The context, in any case, is clear: the omicron variant continues to drive the sixth wave to record records of infections and there are already 115,706 positives accumulated in the last 7 days, an average of 16,500 daily diagnoses and more than double that of the previous week .

The Murcian community registered on New Year’s Eve the fourth highest number of daily infections since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,765 cases, in a day in which three people died. As it is a holiday, the regional government does not update the income or the accumulated incidence per 100,000 inhabitants.

On the last day of the year, the Balearic Islands have added 1,518 new cases, with a cumulative incidence in 14 days of 1,551 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the Ministry of Health reported today.

The incidence continues to skyrocket in the autonomous city of Ceuta, as it continues to exceed 120 daily cases and the hospital pressure has worsened with a new admission, which places the figure at thirteen, of which three are in the ICU.

In the last 24 hours, 126 new positives have been registered and the city remains at a very high risk of transmission in 14 days with 1,402.58 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 1,340.82 yesterday, points out the Ministry of Health of Ceuta and the National Institute of Health Management (Ingesa).


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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