By Ron Howells • 30 August 2021 • 20:35
Spain drops from extreme risk to high risk as incidence rate continues to fall
Spain drops from extreme risk to high risk as the incidence rate continues to fall below 250.
The coronavirus incidence rate has dropped 22 points to 242 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. This means that Spain comes out of extreme risk and is now at high risk in the fifth wave of this pandemic.
These latest figures were supplied by the Spanish Ministry of Health, which also reported that since Friday 15,489 cases and 146 deaths have been registered.
Asturias fell to the medium risk category of transmission last week (below 150 cases) and is currently at 94 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days.
The Canary Islands go down this Monday to high risk with 150 cases. Below the 250 cases are the Valencian Community (197), Catalonia (204), Andalucia (235), Navarra (247), Aragón (244) and Murcia (247).
Hospital pressure continues to decline, standing at 6.07% of beds occupied on hospital wards by covid patients and 18.04% of ICU units (30% less than on Friday).
Meanwhile, Spain is getting closer and closer to its vaccination goal. The government’s plan was to have 70% of the population completely immunised by the end of August, and everything indicates that the goal could be reached; if not on the last day of August, it will be on the first of September.
The Spanish health ministry has advised that 69.1% of the population (32,811,664 people) has already received the complete vaccination schedule against covid-19, while 76.6% have at minus one dose (26,346,563 people).
The final phase of the vaccination campaign is being eagerly awaited by tourism and business sectors in Spain as it is hoped it would convince the UK to review the current amber list status the country has.
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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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