Coronavirus infections are skyrocketing in Spain just as the holidays begin. Sanidad calls for prudence in the face of an upturn that comes a few days from the Pride or San Fermin festivities and recommends the use of a mask to protect the elderly. The Head of Sanidad has called for the use of protection measures by recalling that, “in this time we have learnedo to keep the virus at bay”, while stressing again that the increase in incidence is due to the new highs of Omicron.
Those responsible for the increase in cases appear to be Omicron’s two subligns, BA.4 and BA.5. They are more contagious and also have the ability to evade vaccine immunity. Recent studies indicate that these subvariants attack the digestive system more.
In figures, Spain has exceeded the threshold of 10,000 covid entries (10,249), a figure only comparable to mid-February, when the epidemiological curve of the sixth wave was descending. Although at that time intensive care units had more than 1,300 critical and now 449, so the severity of cases has been reduced.
Since 10 June, the incidence has risen from 589 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to 996 and hospital occupancy has risen from 5.5% to 8.3% today, while in intensive care units it has risen from 3,8% to 5%. There are two communities where that number skyrockets. Madrid, with 1,650 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and La Rioja, with 1,589.