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Sanidad proposes to increase from 250 to 500 cases to consider that a territory is at very high risk of coronavirus

BayRadio | November 16, 2021
Covid Traffic Light

Sanidad will discuss the new COVID traffic light draft at the Public Health Committee on Tuesday. The new document proposes to modify the limits of risk for coronavirus.

Thus, the cumulative incidence at 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants would increase to 500 cases so that it would be considered at very high risk. From 300 to 500 cases would be high risk; from 300 to 100 medium risk; from 100 to 50 low risk and with less than 50 positive, the situation would be ‘controlled circulation’, which until now was known as ‘new normality’.

According to these parameters, and analyzing the current epidemiological situation of each region, Basque Country, Navarre, Aragon, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, La Rioja would be within the new medium risk. For their part, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile and Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Valencia, Madrid and Murcia would remain at the middle threshold and finally, only Andalusia, Galicia, Asturias and Extremadura would be in a controlled situation.

In addition, in areas where indoor activities are carried out and the use of masks can be guaranteed, “there shall be no capacity reduction at alert level 1 and capacity shall be maintained at 75 per cent at level 2, 50 per cent at levels 3 and 4. At level 4, depending on the evolution of the epidemiological situation, the closure of the premises or establishments or any additional measure adapted to the specific area may be assessed”.

In this sense, the draft determines that “to go down from alert level 1 to ‘controlled circulation’ it is necessary that each and every indicator is below the minimum value”.

Sanidad details that the current epidemiological situation, “with a marked decrease in the proportion of serious cases and lethality, has led to the revision of the document that “justifies an upward revision of the thresholds of the disease incidence indicators, and a relaxation of the recommended non-pharmacological measures, especially in the case of alert levels 1 and 2”.

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