COVID-19 : Health reports 388 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours

Health has released the balance of affected by coronavirus this Thursday, which reports 388 deaths reported since Wednesday, the last official report. Regarding infections, the number of cases in 24 hours is 4,323. The global increases by 14,515 for a total of 3,121,687 infections since the start of the pandemic.

Regarding vaccines, Health has reported that, to date, 1,144,556 people have already received the complete vaccination schedule. In addition, they have been administered 2,782,751 doses between Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines. The total of distributed doses is 3,622,165. Of these, 76.8% have been administered. Aragon is the CCAA in Spain that has administered the most doses, in percentage terms, with 89.2%. The Basque Country, with 67.2% of the doses administered, is at the bottom of the percentage ranking.

Deaths and admissions to ICU

In the last 7 days, according to the report, there have been 1,168 deaths from COVID-19. Most of the deaths in this period (228) correspond to Andalusia. Regarding ICU admissions with admission date in the last 7 days, 282 patients They are in the Intensive Care Unit, which is 7 less than on Wednesday (289).

Accumulated incidence at 14 days continues to decline

Regarding the cumulative incidence at 14 days, the whole of Spain presents an average of 320.81 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 29 cases less than on Wednesday (349.81). The regions with the highest cumulative incidence are Melilla (527.25), Madrid (456.76) and Ceuta (415.21). These three are the only ones that exceed 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in cumulative incidence at 14 days. The overall positivity rate is 8.17%.

Madrid, the one with the most cases

In the contagion data for the last day, Madrid is the CCAA with the most confirmed cases reported (1,662), followed by Basque Country (475) and Castile and Leon (394). In the global calculation, in the Community of Madrid 570,874 positives have already been registered. Melilla and Ceuta are the areas in which there are fewer registered cases, 6,732 and 4,467, respectively.

Madrid and Andalusia, the Autonomous Communities with the most occupation in UCI

The global occupancy of the ICUs accounted for by Health by COVID-19 patients is 35.39%. Regarding the situation of assistance capacity and COVID-19 activity in each autonomous community, the Community of Madrid has 3,439 COVID-19 patients admitted, occupying 19.68% of the beds. Of these, 677 are in intensive care (48.43% of occupied beds). Follow him Andalusia, which has 2,849 admitted patients, which represents an occupancy of 15.71%. In this region, there are 629 people in intensive care, which represents 32.52% of the places. As a percentage, there are five regions that exceed 40% occupancy in ICUs.

Fernando Simón: “Now there is less, there are more people vaccinated and the vaccines work”

This Thursday, the director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), Fernando Simón, has appealed to the population to send a message of hope and responsibility: “It is well worth the effort because now there is less left, there are more people vaccinated and the vaccines work, we are seeing it ”.

According to Simón, Spain would be close to “getting out of this situation”: “We cannot spoil what we have achieved so far. The responsibility it belongs to everyone ”, he added.

The director of the CCAES has pointed out that “each day that passes, we gain one day from the epidemic”: “It is more likely that in a few weeks we will be in a good situation. We can’t make these weeks hell. ”

For this reason, Simón recalled that we would still be “in maximum alert, well above the thresholds ”that are considered favorable, so“ much control must be maintained ”.

Refering to vaccination, Simón has indicated that “the Jansen vaccine will be authorized predictably at the beginning of the second trimester”. Meanwhile, “we must prioritize because there are no vaccines for everyone, but they will come, there will be vaccines for everyone.”