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Spain registers almost 7 thousand new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours

The Spanish authorities warned that although the incidence of the virus is decreasing, the figures are still very high, above the objectives they have set

Spain added this Thursday 16 thousand 233 new cases of coronavirus, 6 thousand 915 of them in the last 24 hours, Y 252 dead, according to data provided by the Spanish Ministry of Health, a figure well below the 435 deaths registered last Tuesday, when set the record of deaths of this second wave.

According to these official data, the contagions since the beginning of the pandemic they have already reached the number of one million 541 thousand 574 in Spain, while the deceased are 42,291.

The cumulative incidence of COVID-19 cases in Spain fell for the tenth consecutive day to 436.27 per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, according to the information provided by the Ministry.

Official data indicate that hospital pressure is also reduced, so that beds with patients with COVID-19 represent 15.18 percent of the total and the situation in the ucis slightly decreases, with a 31.66 percent of coronavirus patients admitted to these units.

“The virus incidence is dropping“, Said at a press conference the epidemiologist Fernando Simón, health spokesman for the pandemic, but” figures are still very high well above the objectives we have set ”.

Catalonia announces decline

After more than a month, bars and restaurants will reopen next Monday in Catalonia, as epidemic indicators continue to improve in that region, despite the fact that in the last 24 hours they added 2 thousand 501 new infections and 50 died from COVID-19.

The opening of the hotel sector, with capacity and schedule limitations although less than expected, is part of the reopening plan scheduled by regional authorities that will last a minimum of two months.

From Monday they can also open cinemas, theaters Y concert halls at 50 percent of its capacity and with a maximum of 500 people in total. The restrictions on mallswhile private meetings will continue to be maximum six people, among other measures.

The Catalan health authorities have already outlined a plan to Christmas, which would include meetings of a maximum of ten people for lunch or dinner on those dates.

Simón also made reference to those designated days today: “People have to be clear that this Christmas We can have a great time but in a different way. You have to be clear about it ”, he indicated, although the real measures will be decided in the meeting between the Spanish government and the autonomous communities next Wednesday.

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