The incidence rises almost 100 points and reaches 609 cases per 100,000 inhabitants after the weekend | Society

The Ministry of Health has published this Monday the report of infections, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 in Spain and the data reflects 79,704 new cases since Friday, bringing the total official number of people infected since the start of the pandemic amounts to 5,535,231.

In addition, Health has reported a total of 85 new deaths throughout the weekend, so the total number of deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 disease has risen to 88,793 people since the pandemic began.

The accumulated incidence at the national level at 14 days continues to rise and stands at 609.38 cases per 100,000 inhabitants after increasing by 98 points since the last data recorded this Friday, when Spain entered very high risk.

By communities, the Basque Country and Navarra are the regions that are the worst in terms of incidence, both exceeding the barrier of 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Navarra with an incidence of 1,393 points and Euskadi, with 1,123. They are followed by La Rioja (959), Aragón (938) and Ceuta (851) touching a thousand cases.

Below the national average incidence are Galicia (567), Canarias (566), Catalonia (548), Cantabria (510), Extremadura (444), Andalusia (379) and Castilla-La Mancha (302).

The ICU occupancy rate at 15.49%

On the other hand, the latest data for this Friday show that there are currently 6,667 7,501 patients admitted for COVID throughout Spain, 834 more since Friday, of which 1,442 are in Intensive Care Units (ICU), 136 more during this purpose of week.

Regarding the bed occupancy rate due to coronavirus, it remains at 6.03%, repeating the figure reached on Thursday. Finally, in the ICU, the percentage rises to 15.49%, a figure that in the previous study stood at 14.03%.

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The omicron variant accounts for 47% of cases

Regarding the update of the coronavirus variants present in Spain, Health has confirmed that between December 6 and 12, the omicron variant already accounted for 47% of the cases detected in Spain. This means that half of the infections detected were of this new variant. In addition, the transmission has been exponential since between the last week of November and the first of December it did not even reach 4% of the cases.

For its part, the delta variant continues to be predominant in Spain, although the difference with omicron is getting smaller and smaller. The delta variant accounts for 51% of the cases detected. Also, according to the sequencing of other variants of COVID-19, only 1% of cases are of other strains.

The autonomous communities have administered a total of 83,502,561 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines against COVID-19 until this Monday, 983,890 of them in the last 24 hours. This represents 97.8 percent of those distributed, which amount to 85,383,634 units. A total of 37,791,863 people have already received the full guideline, which represents 89.7% and 38,637,216 people have received at least one dose, 91.7 percent of the target population.

11 million third doses administered

According to data from the Ministry of Health, 11,071,984 third doses have already been administered, 6,832,123 from Pfizer (compared to 6,714,908 on Friday) and 4,239,861 from Moderna (compared to 3,793,084 on Friday). These data collect the additional doses in people with high risk conditions and those who live in residences, as well as those over 60 years and those vaccinated with a single dose of Janssen.

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A total of 37,791,863 people have already received the complete guideline, 13,394 more than yesterday. This represents 89.7 percent of the target population, that is, those over 12 years of age. On the other hand, a total of 38,637,216 people have received at least one dose, 91.7 percent of the target population, 29,419 more than yesterday.

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