The incidence continues to escalate and reaches 1,775 cases one New Year’s Eve

The autonomous communities have notified the Ministry of Health this Thursday 161,688 new cases of Covid-19, 74,487 of them diagnosed in the last 24 hours, at the gates of New Year’s Eve. These figures are higher than those of the same day last week, when 72,912 positives were reported, which shows the upward trend in the evolution of the pandemic. The total number of infections in Spain has now risen to 6,294,745 since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The cumulative incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 1,775.27, compared to 1,508.39 yesterday. In the past two weeks, a total of 842,382 positives have been registered.

In this Thursday’s report they have been added 74 new deaths, compared to 82 last Thursday. Up to 89,405 people with a positive diagnostic test have died since the virus arrived in Spain, according to data collected by the Ministry. In the last week, 282 people with a confirmed positive Covid-19 diagnosis have died in Spain. Currently, there are 10,768 patients admitted for Covid-19 throughout Spain (10,411 yesterday) and 1,803 in the ICU (1,773 yesterday). In the last 24 hours, there have been 1,662 admissions (1,727 yesterday) and 1,323 new arrivals (1,239 yesterday). The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 8.81% (8.51% yesterday) and in ICUs in 19.42% (19.10% yesterday).

The autonomous communities have carried out 2,413,264 diagnostic tests, of which 1,342,488 have been PCR and 1,070,776 antigen tests, with an overall rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 5,131.74. Meanwhile, heThe positivity rate stands at 20.47%, up from 20.37% yesterday. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that this figure be below 5% to consider the spread of the virus as ‘controlled’.

Record figures

Catalonia, Madrid, Andalusia, Navarra, Euskadi, Castilla y León, Aragon, Galicia, Cantabria, Murcia and Melilla have communicated new contagion recordss, which suggests that the curve will continue to exceed 100,000 daily cases throughout Spain, which is facing a second New Year’s Eve with a coronavirus pandemic.

This party, marked by social interaction, it will be lived with restrictions and closures of nightlife, curfews, reduced capacity or Covid passport in much of Spain, which faces a new stage of the pandemic, with less hospital pressure but with a peak of sick leave due to the explosion of infections, which breaks records every day.

A) Yes, Catalonia has added in the last 24 hours a total of 25,101 positives in Covid-19, the highest since the coronavirus was unleashed, while the situation in hospitals worsens, with 1,610 people admitted, of which 426 are seriously ill in ICUs.

Madrid is also experiencing a situation never seen before during this pandemic. Despite the fact that self-diagnostic tests are not officially recorded, this autonomy has reported a new record this Thursday: 21,364 cases. In addition, it has exceeded the peak of hospitalized patients reached in the fifth wave, with 1,538 hospitalized.

In Navarra again, maximum figures have been recorded, with 3,693 positives, surpassing the data of the previous day, when 3,378 infections were counted, which was until that moment the highest daily rate in the entire pandemic. This community is at the forefront of cumulative incidence in all of Spain.

Also record of infections in Euskadi, with 11,712 positives and a cumulative incidence rate that rose 429 points and almost touched 3,000 (2,976.39). In hospitals, the pressure is also increasing, despite the fact that the omicron variant has milder symptoms, and there are already 455 occupied beds in this community, 25 more than on Wednesday, with 122 ICU places occupied by patients with Covid-19. Similarly, Castile and Leon has notified this Thursday a new peak of positives: 9,768 new cases, which is 1,121 more than those recorded the previous day, and has also reported seven deaths.

For its part, Aragon adds 5,731 infections, which exceed the maximum reached the previous day in more than 1,200 cases. This Thursday, its Superior Court of Justice has rejected the very precautionary measures requested by the associations of employers of cafes and bars and nightclubs, dance halls and discos against the restriction of hours on New Year’s Eve by the Aragonese Government.

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