Health notifies 137,180 infections and 148 deaths from COVID: the incidence rises 140 points and is already at 2,574 | Society

The Ministry of Health has published this Tuesday the report of infections, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 in Spain and the data reflects 137,180 new cases since this Tuesday. Therefore, a total of 6,922,466 cases have been reported so far since the pandemic began in early 2020.

Data from the Ministry of Health represent the second highest number of infections in the historical series after the record of 161,688 cases last Thursday (the highest since the start of the pandemic). The positivity rate per test for the detection of infection in the population continues to climb every day and now reaches 30.9%, well above those recommended by the WHO.

In addition, Health has registered a total of 148 new deaths since yesterday from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths from coronavirus to 89,837 since the start of the pandemic.

The accumulated incidence at the national level at 14 days continues to rise unchecked and stands at 2,574.46 cases per 100,000 inhabitants after increasing by 140.52 points with respect to the data registered this Tuesday.

Navarra continues to be the community with the highest cumulative incidence (6,422), followed by the Basque Country (4,959) and Aragon (4,213). Only five regions are below 2,000 points of incidence: Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, Ceuta, the Valencian Community, Melilla and Murcia.

On the other hand, hospital occupancy has grown by 417 patients in the last 24 hours, so that there are already 13,359 people who remain hospitalized for coronavirus, which represents 10.91% of the total beds. In addition, the pressure in ICUs continues to rise slowly, after growing 0.23 points compared to yesterday, reaching 21.58% of the beds occupied by COVID patients.

31.5% of children under 12 years of age are already vaccinated within 5 days of returning to class

31.5% of children between 5 and 11 years old already have a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine within five days of returning to the classroom after the Christmas holidays, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health. In the update of the vaccination campaign this Wednesday, Health details that 1,054,338 minors (out of a total of 3,349,276) have already been vaccinated.

Galicia (48.1%), Cantabria (44.9%) and Asturias (40.9%) are the communities with the highest percentage of immunized children under 12, compared to the Balearic Islands, which has only injected the serum to 16, 2%, and Catalonia, where only 26.8% received it.

In the last 24 hours, 284,479 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, bringing the total sum to 84,790,916 and, according to Health, 90.3% of the population over 12 years of age (38,041. 112) has already received the complete guideline.

There are already 11,383,183 booster doses injected to those over 12 years of age, and it is in the age group over 70 years in which the most serums have been administered, with 88.6% of this age group having been immunized. In addition, 78.2% of the population between 60 and 69 years have the booster dose; 36.7% of those between 50 and 59, and 19.4% of those between 40 and 49. In addition, 63.2% of those who were vaccinated with Janssen’s single-dose serum have also already received the booster dose.

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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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