COVID in Spain, today | Incidence continues to drop and communities lift restrictions


Castilla y León celebrates regional elections this Sunday, marked by precautions against COVID. The Ministry of the Presidency has made a series of recommendations to exercise the right to vote, with a mask, without crowds and, if possible, with the ballot prepared from home.

The Cumulative incidence continues to decline in all autonomous communities. Although Health does not notify cases during the weekend, the regions that provide data certify this decrease, with a drop of more than 830 points in the last seven days.

However, the death toll is rising, with more than 1,700 deaths in the last week. In the last three weeks, more than a thousand deaths have been reported.

Meanwhile, the autonomous communities continue to relax the restrictions. In Catalonia, nightlife has been fully recovered, while in Galicia the measures in the hotel industry are reduced and the Balearic Islands say goodbye to the COVID passport.

Worldwide, COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic amount to more than 405 millionand deaths exceed 5.7 million.

We tell you minute by minute the news of the pandemic this Sunday, February 13:

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  • 10:42

    The falsification of the vaccination certificate or COVID passport can be a penalty between 6 months and 3 years in prison and the Spanish courts equate the responsibility of its material author with that of the person who commissions it, according to the EFE agency. Although many communities are withdrawing this requirement with the drop in cases from the sixth wave, its use at the European level will remain in force for some time and it is likely that it will continue to be essential for travelr.

  • 10:35

    Catalonia records less than 3,500 cases and one death by COVID in the last 24 hours, according to data updated by the Department of Health of the Generalitat, which specifies that a total of 2,278 -the same as yesterday- are admitted to hospitals, 337 in ICUs, fifteen less than in the eve.

  • 09:48

    Russia reports 706 new deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours and a total of 197,949 new infections, almost 6,000 fewer in a country where the incidence remains very high due to the spread of the omicron variant.

  • 09:23

    According to the newspaper New Zealand Heraldthe New Zealand authorities have used the song ‘Macarena’, by Los del Ríoto try to discourage the hundreds of demonstrators who this Sunday occupy the outskirts of Parliament for the sixth consecutive day to protest against the compulsory nature of vaccines.

    The newspaper reports that the president of the Wellington Parliament, Trevor Mallard, began on Saturday to play over the public address at high volume and in a loop the ‘Macarena’ in 15-minute cycles along with hits by Barry Manilow and educational messages about COVID-19 and the importance of vaccines.

    You can read here the complete news.

    Anti-vaccine protesters protest outside the Houses of Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. Charlie Coppinger/via REUTERS

  • 09:01

    At this time, the polling stations are opening in Castilla y León, with the first voters accessing the tables.

  • 08:18

    You can follow live last minute of the elections in Castilla y León at RTVE.es

  • 08:17

    In addition, the members of the electoral tables, including the substitutes, who have suffered symptoms of COVID-19 during the last seven days, have been able to undergo diagnostic tests on Saturday and also this Sunday before 9:30 a.m.

  • 08:16

    The Ministry of the Presidency of Castilla y León has carried out a series of recommendations to exercise the right to vote, with a mask, without crowds and, if possible, with the ballot prepared from home. The elderly and people with disabilities have priority to vote between 10:00 and 12:00 at the polls, in which, for the first time, 51,755 young people can participate.

  • 08:14

    Although the informative attention this Sunday is focused on Castilla y León, which holds elections. As in other regional elections held in the last two years, the coronavirus conditions votingwith precautions for both the voters and the people designated to integrate the tables.

  • 08:12

    Too Andalusia has announced that it will stop requesting the COVID passport from next Tuesday. Galicia From now on, there are no time limitations in the hospitality industry and in nightlife. And this is the first weekend of clubbing in Cataloniathe last community to open them.

  • 08:11

    This drop in the number of infections is moving the autonomous communities to relax some of the measures that are still in force. In the Balearic Islands, from Saturday it is no longer necessary to present the COVID passport to enter restaurants, gyms, cinemas, theaters or residences. It will continue to be mandatory for toilets.

  • 08:09

    The incidence continues to decline and, although Health does not communicate data during the weekend, some communities do: in all of them this fall is certified. In the last week, the accumulated incidence has dropped by around 830 points.

  • Good morning, at this moment we start the live narration of the last hour on the coronavirus pandemic.


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

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