From Friday, December 24 the mask has become mandatory outdoors again, after the entry into force of the decree that imposes its use outdoors, until now only mandatory in those cases in which it was not possible to maintain the safety distance.
Spain notified on Thursday, for the third consecutive day, the highest number of infections in a single day since the start of the pandemic: 72,912 cases. In addition, he reported 82 deaths since the last report, so that the official count in Spain reaches the 89,019 deaths and the cases registered since the beginning of the pandemic amount to 5,718,007.
The cumulative incidence grew 127 points since the last report and is at its highest value since the start of the pandemic: 911.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, surpassing the peak of the third wave (900 cases) that occurred in January 2021. All the territories of Spain except Castilla-La Mancha (428.6 cases) are at a very high risk level for this indicator, according to the traffic light of Health.
The omicron variant is spreading throughout the world and in some countries it is already the dominant one. The new coronavirus exceeds 5.3 million deaths and has already infected more than 277 million people all over the planet.
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Navarra surpasses a new record of infections, when posted 2,003 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to provisional data from the Regional Government. In this way, Navarra has doubled the number of cases since last Monday, a day in which 921 positives were registered. This Thursday there were 144 people hospitalized in Navarra, 26 of them in intensive care.
Cantabria reports 632 positives in the last 24 hours, 214 less than in the previous count. The new cases remit in the community after three days of infections, although the increase in the accumulated incidence at 14 days in 890 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants is maintained. Hospital occupancy continues at 6.3%, with 14.2% of ICU beds occupied by coronavirus patients, three points less than this past Thursday.
Well, look at this news all the community by community restrictions.
Murcia is the other community with more restrictions, after decreeing from Friday the closure of non-essential activity at one in the morning and the limitation of the number of diners per table in the hospitality industry, with a maximum of 10 people inside and 12 abroad. It also closes the dance floors during Christmas, the consumption of drinks standing up in the nightlife venues will be prohibited and there will be capacity limitations.
In addition, other communities apply stricter measures. It is the case of Catalonia, where since Friday the night curfew between 1 and 6, the limitation of meetings to a maximum of 10 people, the closure of discos and the reduction of capacity. In addition, it maintains the requirement of the covid passport, implanted for the moment in other ten communities: Galicia, the Balearic Islands, Aragon, Navarra, the Basque Country, Murcia, the Valencian Community, Cantabria, the Canary Islands and Andalusia.
This Saturday, Christmas Day, the Spanish have the obligation to wear a mask outdoors, as part of the decree of measures adopted by the Government before the increase of infections of this sixth wave. Since Friday, those over six years old should use it when leaving home and they can only be removed in nature or to practice individual sports, with the exception of those with some type of illness or respiratory distress.
Good morning, we begin here the story of the last hour about the coronavirus pandemic in Spain, which has already left a total of 89,019 deaths and 5,718,007 registered cases since its inception.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.