Spain faces Christmas with a high risk of COVID, an increase in ICUs, and the doubt of putting more measures | Society



Spain is at very high risk of coronavirus, waiting for Health to update the complete data for the weekend on Monday, with the incidence in more than 500 cases. Some communities such as Catalonia, the Balearic Islands or Madrid have increased admissions to the ICU and in the Basque Country, the Minister of Health, Gotzone Sagardui, has warned of the risk run by the unvaccinated.

The data already advanced this weekend by some communities follow the trend of daily coronavirus infections that have been reported during the last week, which clearly show a growth of the sixth wave with a difficult solution. The question is clear, if it is unstoppable or can something be done to stop it. In addition, it is still not clearly known how the omicron variant works.

Given this, some regional governments are requesting the return to old restrictions, such as night closings, the reduction of capacity in the hotel industry or mass events, or even meetings at home, which is what will be more during this Christmas . All this will be discussed this Wednesday at the Conference of Presidents announced by Pedro Sánchez this Sunday morning, in which he has launched a message of tranquility. He has warned that the current incidence data pose “a certain risk to the health of our compatriots and consequently requires that let us intensify our actions in the face of the advance of the virus. “” We have walked together the most painful part of the road and together we are going to culminate this journey protecting the lives and health of our compatriots, “he has settled. There will be debate because some like Díaz Ayuso, president of the Community of Madrid, has made it clear that it will continue “without closures or more prohibitions”, while others like Revilla in Cantabria do seem more determined to put limits on leisure.

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Communities update their data this weekend

This Sunday not all the autonomous communities have fully updated the data and until Monday it will not be known how the pandemic has evolved in Spain after the weekend, but the data we have allows us to see that this increase in ICUs has been mild. In the Community of Madrid, there are 153 patients in the ICU, two more than yesterday. In the Balearic Islands they have counted 48, also two more patients than yesterday and in Catalonia 307, 11 more than the previous day. Regarding the Basque Country, there have been 6 more admissions to intensive care units, with a total of 106. Other communities such as Aragon, the Canary Islands and Cantabria have counted 40, 57 and 21 patients in the ICU.

Regarding infections, they do follow an upward trend at the moment, we have the data of some: in the last 24 hours Catalonia has registered 4,276 cases, Madrid 3,760, La Rioja 2,623, Euskadi 1,977, Canary Islands 1,235 and Aragon with 964. We continue with 949 from Murcia, 488 from Navarra or 66 from the Balearic Islands.

The breakdown by communities

The Community of Madrid has reported 3,760 Covid cases, 2,056 of them in the last 24 hours, and 7 deaths in hospitals, according to the report on the epidemiological situation this Sunday with data at the end of the previous day. On Saturday, there were 8,070 Covid cases, 6,267 of them from the last 24 hours, and twelve deaths in hospitals, while on Sunday of the previous week, 1,096 new infections were recorded, 584 of them on the last day, and four dead.

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The sixth wave of the coronavirus continues to rise in Catalonia, with 4,276 new positives and an increase of 122 points in the risk of regrowth, although hospital pressure has stabilized, with six new patients admitted, although ICUs now reach 307 patients .

New day of increase in the number of active cases of coronavirus in La Rioja by adding 196 more in the last 24 hours and going from 2,427 on Saturday to 2,623 this Sunday, as the regional government has updated.

Euskadi has registered a total of 1,977 new positives in COVID-19 this past Saturday and has raised the incidence to 1,156 per 100,000 inhabitants. The Canary Islands have registered 1,235 coronavirus infections this Sunday in the last 24 hours, below the 1,688 that occurred on Saturday, in such a way that the accumulated amount rises to 116,985 since the start of the pandemic, while the deceased amount to 1,087 after being notified two deaths.

The Autonomous Community of Aragon has notified 964 new cases of coronavirus -after four days exceeding a thousand infections-, one deceased and 330 epidemiological discharges, results corresponding to this Saturday, December 18, which represents 121 more infections than it does. one week. The Balerares Health Department has diagnosed 666 new cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours, when the number of hospitalized patients has risen from 280 to 291, which represents an increase in pressure of 3.9%.

The Region of Murcia has registered 949 new positive cases for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, in a day without deaths from this cause. In this way, the number of deaths remains at 1,787, according to sources from the Ministry of Health. Navarra registered 488 new cases of Covid-19 this Saturday after conducting 3,411 tests, which represents a positivity rate of 14.3%, according to data from the Government of Navarra.

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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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