The coronavirus incidence in Catalonia it is rising. For the third day in a row, the regrowth risk trend It has grown again and this Tuesday stood at 186.8, 18 points from yesterday. That is why the Ministry of Health will ask the Procicat reduce meetings of people, both in the public and private spheres, six people. Currently the limit is 10.
“We expected these indicators at the end of the month”, The Secretary of Public Health, Josep Maria Argimon, recognized this Tuesday at a press conference. In Catalonia, the number of hospitalized people continues to increase, which, for the first time in this second wave of the epidemic, now exceed 800, of which 135 are in intensive care units (ucis).
According to the epidemiological data of Salut, in the last 24 hours they have been diagnosed 938 new positives for coronavirus and six deaths have been recorded. In addition, the transmission speed of the covid (Rt) has also grown again, which has risen to 1.13 (0.13 points more than the day before), which means that each infected infects more than one person on average .
“We expected a less steep slope. It is necessary to stop. Catalunya is not an island. We have a complicated epidemiological situation that is increasing, “Argimon assured. One of the regions most affected today is Cerdanya, with a regrowth risk index of 2,052.5, when this indicator is considered high after 100.
“In La Cerdanya we will take the measures that we took last week in Girona and Salt”, said the Secretary of Public Health. Among these restrictions were the reduction to 50% of the restaurant’s capacity (and to 33% in religious ceremonies), the prohibition of bar consumption or the recommendation to leave the house as little as possible.
Salut has also announced that it will reduce quarantines from 14 to 10 days. “The objective is to increase the rate of people who do the quarantine,” said the director of the Covid-19 monitoring unit in Catalonia, Jacobo Mendioroz.