Updated: Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:31 PM
Published on: 07.11.2020 12:39
Spain continues to be severely affected by the health crisis caused by the coronavirus and is currently the sixth territory in the world with the highest number of people affected by the pandemic. Our country continues to experience high death rates during the second wave, although for the moment institutions continue to drop more drastic restrictions in the face of limited activities and mobility.
The Autonomous Communities notified the Ministry of Health 22,516 new cases of COVID-19, of which 9,150 were diagnosed in the last 24 hours. That’s a lower figure than 25,595 on the same day the week before. The global number of infections in Spain has already risen to 1,328,832 since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The cumulative incidence over the past 14 days per 100,000 population is 525, up from 527 yesterday and 485 last Friday, with a total of 247,235 positives in the past two weeks.
In addition, in the past week, 1,088 people with a confirmed positive diagnosis have died in Spain. Up to 38,833 people with a positive diagnostic test have died since the virus arrived in Spain, according to data collected by the ministry. 347 new deaths were added to this Friday’s report.
The epidemic is not only severely affecting Spain. Countries like the United States or Germany have broken records again in the past 24 hours, and 642,724 new cases have been recorded worldwide. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are currently more than 49 million people infected and 1.24 million deaths worldwide, according to the updated toll.
Catalonia added 4,459 other covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, around 500 fewer than on Friday, and reported 61 deaths, although the rate of transmission of the virus (Rt) continues to decline slowly and stands at 0.93. – one hundredth less – and hospital patients continue to decline. The speed of spread of the virus (Rt) in Catalonia continues to slow, even if it does so slowly, 11 hundredths in the last two days, but it already seems that it is starting to stand out in hospitalizations, since this Saturday there is a 2,621 admitted with covid, 104 less than the day before, including 551 in intensive care, eleven more than the day before.
The data of patients admitted to the ICU already include those found in private centers and work mutuals, since the Catalan health service approved on Friday an instruction by which these centers are integrated into the public network to expand hospital capacity. installed, similar to that adopted during the first wave of the pandemic. According to data updated this Friday by the Ministry of Health, the number of deaths since the start of the pandemic is 14,543 people in Catalonia, including 61 reported in the last 24 hours.
This is the tenth day in a row that the speed of spread of the virus has decreased, even if it does so very slowly, and, according to epidemiologists, it is now a matter of keeping the Rt below 1 and gradually reducing this indicator. so that little by little This leads to a decrease in the number of infections, less hospitalization, decrease in serious patients and finally that this results in a decrease in mortality. In the coming days, analysts expect the numbers to continue to improve due to the effect of the nighttime curfew, which the Procicat has extended for another 15 days, and the closure of theaters, cinemas. and gymnasiums, reduced commercial capacity and closure. perimeter and by municipality on weekends.
Cantabria reduced the number of new positives for covid-19 by 86, registering 222 this Friday against 308 Thursday, while it added two new deaths and 158 hospitalizations – compared to 148 the day before – with 23 patients in ucis . The deceased are a 65-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman with previous pathologies, according to data closed at midnight this Friday and provided this morning by the Ministry of Health.
Cantabria has 2,804 active cases, 2,466 are in home quarantine. Since the start of the pandemic, the region has accumulated 12,322 positives, of which 9,255 have been cured – 75% of the total – and 263 deaths. Of the total number of infections, 11,322 were detected by PCR and 1,000 by antibody tests. Cantabria has already carried out 249,942 tests, which represents a rate of 42,998 per hundred thousand inhabitants. Of the 158 hospitalized patients, 113 are in Valdecilla Hospital, 25 in Sierrallana, 17 in Laredo and 3 in Tres Mares Hospital in Reinosa. In residences, there are 92 active cases of coronavirus among users and 56 social and health professionals affected.
The Autonomous Community of Galicia recorded 666 infections in one day (including 639 by PCR), the total number of people infected with covid-19 is therefore 41,206, according to the latest data published by the Service. Galician health (Sergas). The latest 24-hour records that appear on the Sergas-activated website, collected until six in the afternoon on Friday, indicate that there are 10,276 patients with active infection, 80 fewer than in the previous count, and deaths increased to 976, since there were seven more. There are 495 people in the hospitals, which is why the health pressure drops by 98 people.
In the ICU, there are 84, one patient less and 411, 97 fewer in the ward. There were 29,955 cured patients, 579 more, and the PCR performed amounted to 730,777 (7,976 more) while the serological values were 405,494 (1,001 more). By health zone, Vigo has 2,530 patients with active infection (55 more) and 165 new infections detected (11 more); that of Ourense has 1,096 (35 fewer) and 54 new infections (6 fewer); and that of A Coruña shows 1,886 (55 more) and 135 new infections (18 fewer).
Pontevedra has 1,229 active cases (35 more) and 75 new infections (17 fewer) and Ferrol 1,089 active cases (29 fewer) and 40 daily infections (18 fewer). The Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle and Barbanza health area has 1,289 infected patients (49 fewer) and 71 new infections (10 fewer); while Lugo has 1157 infections, 48 more and 99 infections in one day (8 fewer).
The Valencian Ministry of Health reported this Saturday 2,327 new coronavirus infections that were confirmed by PCR or antigen tests in the Valencian Community, bringing the total number of positives to 71,952 people. By province, 271 cases were recorded in Castellón (8,157 in total); 732 in Alicante (24,750) and 1,190 in the province of Valencia (38,909 in total). In addition, 134 unattributed cases were reported, bringing the total to 136.
In addition, Valencian hospitals currently accommodate 1,359 people: 118 in the province of Castellón, with 23 patients in intensive care; 473 people in Alicante, including 84 in intensive care; and 768 in the province of Valencia, including 134 in the USI.
The number of hospitalized this Saturday in Andalusia due to covid-19 fell by 462 people compared to Friday and the total income stands at 2,764, below the barrier of 3,000, 14.3% lower, according to A informed the Junta de Andalucía. Intensive care admissions also fell by 45 people, to 381 from 426 recorded on Friday.
Last Wednesday, the barrier of 3000 admissions due to covid-19 in the Andalusian community was exceeded and since then it has continued to grow until this Saturday, when it was below this level. The maximum number of hospitalized during the first wave of the pandemic was reached on March 30, when they were 2,709.