The cumulative incidence in Lorca is less than half that of the regional average
A total of 41,098 Lorca are already vaccinated against the coronavirus with the full schedule,
almost half of the population of the municipalitysaid the mayor, Diego José Mateos on Tuesday. During this day the dose will be administered to 3,982 people at the Felipe VI Sports Center.
Lorca is among the municipalities in the Region with the lowest rates of contagion, with a cumulative incidence of 75.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, when the regional average is 158.9 cases.
He explained that the percentage of infections in young people between 15 and 29 years old already represents 62.9% of the total and that of children under 15 years old 12.9% and also indicated that
there has been no contagion from people over 60 in the last two weeks.
For Mateos, these good results are due to the progress of the vaccination campaign and the good behavior of the younger population, which “is showing high responsibility.” He called on Lorca to “keep their guard up” in order to maintain these low infection rates.
He showed his satisfaction with the decision of the regional government to advance the vaccination of the population between 20 and 29 years old, which the Consistory had requested last week.
Mateos clarified that the new restrictions decreed by the regional government that will come into force next Wednesday
they will not affect the large outdoor events of the Viva Lorca festival, which are already programmed, and which “will develop as planned”, following established health and safety protocols.
He also referred to the fact that a
very low presence of disease in wastewater monitoring with the City Sentinel system of Aguas de Lorca, which works as an early warning of the evolution of the coronavirus in the municipality. This system is very useful, he acknowledged, to “anticipate possible increases” in the incidence of coronavirus in Lorca but it is yet to be determined whether it is valid to detect the presence of the Delta variant.