Spain ends state of alarm with 11 provinces at extreme risk of coronavirus

Updated: Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:23 PM

Published on: 08.05.2021 13:22

Pedro Sánchez announced on October 25, 2020 that a state of alarm had been declared across the country for the second time. Thus, we entered it with a cumulative incidence of 410 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and an alarming increase. However, the state of alarm made it possible to overcome a third wave in record time.

Today, a few hours after the end of the state of alert, 11 Spanish provinces are exposed to extreme risk: the three Basque provinces (Álava, Guipúzcoa and Vizcaya), Madrid, Girona, Lérida, Granada, Zaragoza, La Rioja, Toledo and Guadalajara. In addition, 13 other provinces are at high risk. These are Barcelona, ​​Tarragona, Seville, Cordoba, Huelva, Almería, Navarre, Ciudad Real, Cantabria, Huesca, Palencia, Burgos and Segovia.

At the start of the alarm state, the occupancy rate was 13% in hospital beds and 24% in ICUs. After the January peak, we closed the cycle with very similar percentages in the intensive care units. Among the least occupied communities, the Region of Murcia stands out, where only 1% of its beds and 6% of its ICUs are occupied by COVID patients. In addition, this Saturday there were no deaths from coronavirus.

The improvement in the data is reflected in the deaths: At the start of this state of alert we dated 628 coronavirus deaths in one week, while now we are reporting a two-thirds downward trend thanks to the advance without previous vaccination. In the last week alone, more than 1.2 million people received the full directive. In total, there are already about six million, 12% of the population of our country, those who are vaccinated,

At the head of vaccination are Asturias. Precisely this Saturday, Adrián Barbón, President of the Principality, indicated that 40% of its inhabitants already have at least one dose.

In addition, it should be noted that the first state of alarm decreased on June 21 with an incidence of eight cases per 100,000 inhabitants, only 141 new cases in 24 hours and 29 deaths last week. Now the data is very different, and it is not enough to let our guard down from this Sunday.

Daily Coronavirus Data

Regarding the daily data of the pandemic, it should be noted that the territories are reporting declining figures this Saturday: Catalonia records 1,300 new infections, nearly 800 less than last Saturday. In addition, there is also good news in the Basque Country, where they have fallen by around 200 infections. Galicia, for its part, has suffered a slight increase in cases: it has registered 191 new infections in recent hours.

Among the autonomous communities that are at extreme risk due to transmission is Navarre, although the number of infections has also fallen: this Saturday it reported 112 new cases, 48 ​​fewer than last week. However, its hospitals are still treating 165 people for coronavirus.

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