Publication: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:42 PM
Coronavirus cases are starting to drop slightly in what may already be the valley of this fourth wave. Thus, in the last 24 hours, Santé recorded 7,486 new infections; Although deaths are on the rise from last Friday, there are 114 deaths from COVID today.
The cumulative incidence has stagnated and has not registered any point increase since yesterday, which, like today, stood at 230 cases. The seven-day cumulative incidence, which stood at 109 points yesterday, has fallen to 107. Nine Autonomous Communities have seen AI declines, although there are nine at extreme risk.
The situation in the ICUs is not improving either, although there is now a territory less at extreme risk after the decline in patients in Melilla. The total number of hospitalized patients has decreased: yesterday there were 10,447 patients in the department and today there are 10,345, 102 less than the day before.
In total, since the start of the pandemic in Spain, 77,216 people have died from the coronavirus and 3,435,840 have been infected with the disease, according to confirmations from PCR tests. The number of infected people has already been exceeded by that of those vaccinated with one of the vaccines used in Spain: currently, 3,452,119 people are already immune to COVID in our country.
The director of CCAES, Fernando Simón, yesterday hoped for the possibility that Spain will enter a situation “in which this increase in cases has already stabilized” and in which, if it continues to increase, it would be “a small increase”. .
A theory that is accompanied by the increase in vaccination in Spain. Precisely today, the European Medicines Agency cleared the Janssen vaccine for use after being detained for days due to the suspected thrombotic effects given to some people who had been inoculated with it in the United States.
The EMA concluded that a warning about possible unusual thrombi with low blood platelet count should be added to the package leaflet and information about the Janssen vaccine. However, he also found that these events should be listed as very rare side effects of the vaccine.