The incidence of the coronavirus continues to increase and in most of the autonomous communities New Year’s Eve has been celebrated with restrictions after a new record of daily cases has been registered since the start of the pandemic. Only four communities, 25% of the Spanish population, have faced the end of the year without specific restrictions: Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León and Extremadura.
The virus transmission rate has risen almost 267 points in the last day and they are already detected 1,775.27 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health. The authorities have notified 161,688 new infections and 74 deaths.
Immunization with the vaccine, which in Spain began to be administered a year ago and this month they have begun to receive children between 5 and 12 years of age, means that the number of cases does not correspond to a similar increase in admissions and deaths.
The omicron variant is spreading throughout the world and in some countries it is already the dominant one. The pandemic has caused more than 5.4 million deaths and has infected more than 284 million people all over the planet.
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In Catalonia has had a quiet New Year’s Eve, with small-format celebrations At home and empty streets from 1 in the morning due to the night curfew, although some groups have concentrated on the beaches of Barcelona, without notable incidents, as reported to Efe by the Mossos.
For the second time, Catalonia has changed the year with restrictions due to COVID-19, among which the curfew from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. for the vast majority of the population, the meeting limitation to 10 people and the closed nightlife.
The end of the year celebrations have been marked by capacity limits and have left images of empty squares and watched by security forces and bodies to avoid crowds, such as in Valencia and Madrid.
The The year 2021 closes with 198 million global COVID infections confirmed in these 12 months, more than double the 83 million in 2020, while the deceased were 3.5 million, 84% more than the 1.9 million last year, according to data from the World Health Organization.
The figures, although still very high, show a decrease in the lethality of the coronavirus, which was 2.2% in 2020 and 1.7% according to these figures, which the WHO admits are conservative, since the real numbers they may have been higher because of the many undiagnosed cases and deaths. (Source: Efe)
Year 2021 ends and most of the autonomous communities register a record of infections in the coronavirus pandemic. The autonomous communities with the highest incidence of contagions at the end of the year are Aragón, Navarra, La Rioja, Madrid and the Basque Country.
The Ministry of Health will not update the unified data until next Monday. However, the figures released this Friday by the regional health services point to an upward trend.
Spain has received the new year 2022 with joy but with caution, with specific restrictions for the celebration of the New Year, since 2021 had ended with a record of infections in most of the autonomous communities.
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