Spain exits the extreme risk of covid in the fifth wave and is less than a point of 70% immunized



A sanitary vaccinates a minor against the coronavirus.


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A sanitary vaccinates a minor against the coronavirus.

The fifth wave of coronavirus It continues with the fall that it undertook in mid-July and notes, for yet another day, a reduction in transmissibility in the country hand in hand with the advance of the fully immunized population, whose percentage is now close to 70%.

The incidence, for example, has fallen 22 points and stands this Monday at 242.18 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, dating thus the level of ‘extreme’ risk of contagion. Data that is also reflected in the numbers of infected that, as reported by the autonomous communities to the Ministry of Health, have been registered 15,489 new infections of coronavirus since Friday, which brings the global figure to 4,847,298 positives since the start of the health crisis.

Deaths, however, remain at still worrying figures: still over 100. In total, the department of Carolina Darias has added 146 more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths since the pandemic began in Spain to 84,146.

In fact, this Monday the World Health Organization (WHO) has alerted an 11% increase in the number of deaths in Europe in the last week and has predicted a less favorable scenario for the coming months. According to the warning issued by the WHO regional director, Hans Klugue, in the next three months (from September to December) there will be 236,000 deaths related to covid-19 in the Region. “Several countries are beginning to see a higher burden for hospitals and more deaths,” he noted.

Meanwhile, Spain is getting closer and closer to its vaccination goal. The government’s plan was to have 70% of the population completely immunized by the end of August, and everything indicates that the goal could be reached; if not on the last day of August, in the first of September.

And it is that in the report this Monday, Health indicates that 69.1% of the population (32,811,664 people) have already received the complete guideline of vaccination against covid-19, while 76.6% have at least one dose (26,346,563 people).

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