Maria Jose Sierra, head of area of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), and Silvia Calzón, Secretary of State for Health, appeared to assess the evolution of the pandemic in Spain. This Monday, Health has notified 61,628 infections and 23 deaths since Friday, last day of data update. The cumulative incidence continues to rise and is already at 600 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
Sierra pointed out that this rate has grown especially in the group between 20 and 29 years old, although he pointed out that it is increasing in all age groups. Regarding positivity, dstated that “we have exceeded 15% positivity. At the beginning of July it was only 5% and there are communities that are around 20% “.
“Hospitalizations have also grown 65% compared to last Monday, and 45% in the ICU in the whole of Spain. It is true that the speed of infections is slowing, but we are in a very delicate moment. Everyone, vaccinated and not, we should be very careful. We have a significant virus circulation at the moment, “Sierra added.
Questioned about the Balearic Islands’ decision to use the mask outdoors again, was resounding: “Indoors, outdoors if there are many people together, the use of the mask is still absolutely necessary. If this is fulfilled, the risk has no implications. “
More than half of Spain, with the complete guideline
The communities have administered a total of 51,229,989 doses of the vaccines against COVID-19 from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen, 990,941 of them over the weekend. This represents 95% of those distributed, which amount to 53,907,858 units.
What’s more, a total of 24,041,017 people have already received the complete guideline, 50.7 percent of the Spanish population. Y 29,484,796 people have been inoculated with at least one dose, 62.1 percent of citizens.