! Murcia today – Spain has registered a low number of patients at Covid hospital for 8 months
Fourth wave of coronavirus infection continues to ease in Spain
The situation of the coronavirus pandemic in Spain continues to show signs of significant improvement, and the latest data released by the Ministry of Health shows another decrease in the cumulative incidence rate over 14 days to fall to 166 , 3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, despite the confirmation of 5,701 others. new cases and the addition of 73 other Covid-related deaths to the toll since the start of the crisis.
Official ministry data now shows a total of 79,281 Covid-related deaths since the start of last year.
Thursday afternoon’s update also shows that the number of patients receiving inpatient care has fallen and continues to decline and now stands at 7,375, occupying 5.9% of all hospital beds, the numbers the lowest. lowest since September 2020. Intensive care units have fallen to 19.5%, although the disparity between the 17 regions remains very apparent: in the Madrid region the figure is 38.5%, while in the Comunidad Valenciana is only 4.33%.
Comunidad Valenciana is also the region with the lowest 14-day incidence rate (32.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), although Murcia, Extremadura, Galicia, the Canaries, Balearic Islands and Asturias also have less than 100 years, while at the other end of the scale only Aragon (259), Madrid (267) and the Basque Country (333) remain above the “extreme risk” threshold of 250.
At the same time, the positivity rate for PCR tests has fallen over the past week to 5.3%, close to the figure of 5% which is considered by the WHO to indicate that the spread of the virus is under control.