Madrid reports Christmas COVID spike

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NEW data from the Carlos III Health Institute in Madrid indicates that COVID-19 may be making a mild comeback in the capital, just in time for the holidays. The latest data reflects the week of November 27 to December 3, indicating spikes in positive tests for people over 60, as well as an overall increase in test positivity weeks from the previous week. 

The weekly data shows that, among the 60-plus population, the number of new cases has grown by 25.6 per cent since the previous week. Looking at the two-week data, we find an overall incidence of 69.2 cases per 100,000 people. This reflects a 1,112 increase in cases among the 60 and older population over the past two weeks, 619 in the past week. 

However, among all populations, the short-term incidence data paints a more promising picture, with 38.5 cases per 100,000 people, a 7.8 per cent decrease from the prior week. Still the latest data from the health institute shows an overall upward fluctuation in test positivity of 15.2 per cent in COVID-19 cases over the previous week. 

Nearly four years on from the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the virus is still mutating, with new, highly infectious variants frequently emerging. Currently, the Carlos III Health Institute is monitoring two variants which are spreading through the population: XBB 1.5, which has accounted for 42.5 per cent of cases, and BA 2.86, which has accounted for 44.4 per cent.

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    • Mark Grant

      11 December 2023 • 10:19

      They mean a spike in the cold or the flu !!!!! Bullshit news !!!!!

    • D Bath

      11 December 2023 • 20:01

      I don’t believe this crap, not one bit.

    • Marshall

      11 December 2023 • 20:38

      So the vaccine did not work hahahaha what was all that bullsjit about get vaxxed get fully protected what a massive lie we have all be conned .

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