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The incidence drops to 472 cases with hospital occupation at low risk

The magnitude of the sixth wave continues its decline with the cumulative incidence in 472 cases (14 points less) and 23,140 new infections detected, while hospitals get rid of covid patients with an occupation in intensive units (9.7%) and in the plant (4.8%) already at low risk.

The communities have reported 202 deaths to the Ministry of Health in the last day, which brings the number of deaths to 13,322 so far in the sixth wave, which has lasted more than four months, already 100,239 the total consigned since the start of the pandemic.

More than 23,000 infections have been registered compared to 18,803 yesterdaywith the incidence standing at levels similar to those registered in mid-December, when the sixth wave exceeded 400 cases and was on the rise.

With this data, the cumulative incidence at 14 days is still at high risk, after lowering this week the very high alert indicator for infections (from 500 cases).

The 7-day registry, which measures the level of transmission in the last week, is also at high risk (from 150 to 250 cases) and It has only dropped in the last day by 2 points, to 192 cases.

By age, from 12 to 19 years (725) and 20 to 29 (603) have the highest incidence levels.

The number of covid patients admitted to hospitals drops from 6,188 to 5,989, while 890 seriously ill patients remain in the ICU, 12 fewer than yesterday.

Covid revenues continue to drop, so that in the last day there have been 557 registrations, compared to 753 cancellations.

Only Catalonia (18.1%), Aragón (16.6%) and Ceuta (17.5%) have their intensive units at high risk, set between 15% and 25% occupancy.

The rest of the territories are at levels equal to or less than 13%, with Extremadura as the community with the lowest occupation (3.3%).

Catalonia, Navarra, Ceuta, the Canary Islands, Asturias, the Balearic Islands and Madrid exceed a 5% occupation of covid patients in the plant, compared to the national average of 4.8%.

International organizations ask for caution in the face of the decrease in cases

The European Medicines Agency (EMA, for its acronym in English) has warned today that, “although the wave of omicron seems to lose strength, we must remain cautious and ha urged the authorities of each country to “not lower their guard”.

He highlights that ómicron is a highly transmissible variant and new sub-variants could still emerge that make infections grow again and advocates caution before launching the bells on the fly.

This same week the World Health Organization (WHO) has also warned that it would be premature to end the pandemic and has recalled that infections are still high in many countries, with a global vaccination has not reached the minimum required.

Among other countries that lift restrictions, France has announced that from March 14 it will dispense with masks everywhere, even indoors except on transport, and will suspend the covid passport.

The third dose campaign continues in Spain

More than 38.4 million citizens, 81.1% of the population, have been vaccinated with the double dose and of that total 24,184,184 have received an extra or booster serum.

Just over 2.9 million in Spain have refused, for the time being, to be vaccinated. This figure has remained almost unchanged for months, while 746,922 people have only the first dose yet.

This week Spain has received the first 800,000 doses of Novavax, the fifth vaccine approved in Europe against covid-19, which will be destined for people who have not been able to complete the guideline due to allergy or medical indication.

On the third dose, 92.5% of those over 60 years of age have ita percentage that drops from 50 to 59 years to 76.3% and 59.5% in the case of citizens from 40 to 49.

41.5% of thirtysomethings have the booster dose and 41.6% of those in their twenties.

The inoculation of the first doses among children aged 5 to 11 years remains almost stagnant at 57.5% due to, among other reasons, because children under 11 years of age monopolized the highest incidences during the sixth wave and vaccination is recommended after 8 weeks of infection. Only 19.5% have the double dose, since the second inoculation began in mid-February.

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