By Ron Howells • 02 July 2021 • 20:12
Infections in young Spaniards causes sharp rise in incidence rate. image: Pexels
Infections in young Spaniards aged between 20 and 29 years of age have caused a sharp rise in the countries incidence rate.
Spain continues to break its daily vaccination record by inoculating a staggering 765,399 of it’s inhabitants in just 24 hours.
54.7% of Spain’s population has received at least one dose and 38.9% have now completed the full regimen. The Ministry of Health has reported 12,563 new infections today, Monday, July 2, also adding a further 28 deaths to the official toll.
In young people between 20 and 29 years of age, the incidence continues to climb and has risen 83 points to 449 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The average incidence rate for Spain now rises 18 points to 152 cases, with Cantabria and Catalonia above 200- which places the country at high risk.
There are only four communities left below the barrier of 100 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
The explosion of infections among young people complicates the summer in Spain
The macro outbreak in Mallorca has been the largest registered in Spain throughout the pandemic. Health authorities on the island have reported 1,800 positives, with 5,000 travellers in quarantine, 14 hospitalised and at least one case in the ICU.
In addition, Primary Care services will have to keep track of all family contacts and infections, which are clearly on the rebound- signalling a trend that is not exclusive to the outbreak of the Balearic archipelago.
In total, 3,833,868 people have been infected and 80,911 have died since the start of the pandemic. The rapid expansion of the delta variant of the coronavirus, already detected in 98 countries, is causing the pandemic to be at a “very dangerous” moment in time, warned the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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