Spain recorded a record of daily cases of covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, with about 39,000 notifications since Tuesday, the Ministry of Health this Wednesday. In its daily part, the ministry indicated that 38,869 new confirmed cases were registered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 2,176 million.
Likewise, 195 deaths were counted in the last 24 hours, with which Spain now officially adds 52,878 deaths. The data «places us at a very high risk, extreme risk» throughout the country, taking into account the incidence of the disease in the last two weeks, hospitalizations, admissions to intensive care, the positivity of tests and fatality, he said at a press conference Carolina Darias, Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function.
“Hospital pressure continues to grow,” added the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, who specified that 27% of intensive care beds are occupied by coronavirus patients. Illa also specified that in recent days the rate of testing for the virus has “increased” after the Christmas holidays.
The ministers made these statements just when several regional governments, competent in health management, announced a hardening of measures in their respective territory to contain the pandemic in Spain, reported AFP.
The announced measures include the earlier closure of the hotel industry, or the perimeter confinement of municipalities, which means that you can only leave them for reasons such as going to the hospital or work, or attending dependent people.
The regional government of Andalusia He even asked the central executive to consider home confinement, as in the spring, but he again rejected the option and asked not to rush. The increase in incidence is observed after the authorized mobility in the Christmas holidays for family reasons, and while the country continues its vaccination campaign.
Illa announced this Wednesday that at the moment more than 581,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Spain. Pfizer, and affirmed that the campaign is reaching “cruising speed”, since in the last 24 hours some 93,000 injections were made.