The autonomous communities have notified this Thursday to Ministry of Health 23,580 new cases of covid-19. The figure is the highest in the pandemic, above the previous maximum 20,983 infections registered on Thursday of last week, which brings the global number of people infected by coronavirus to 1,160,083. The accumulated incidence has also taken a new leap, climbing onto the 468 cases per each 100,000 inhabitants compared to the 436 recorded the previous day.
“We are in a very high incidence for what we would like to observe, “said the director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, who pointed out that a certain” reduction in the increase in cases is being observed. “That is, a slowdown in the increase.
Of the total of new infections, almost a quarter, 5,447, correspond to Catalonia, which is already the fifth community with the highest accumulated incidence, with 656 cases.
As for those killed by covid-19, the department headed by Salvador Illa has notified 173 more this Thursday, 790 in the last week. This brings the global death toll from coronavirus in Spain to 35,639 people.
More than 17,000 admitted
There are currently 17,520 patients admitted for covid-19 throughout Spain and 2,404 in an ICU, although in the last 24 hours there have been 2,349 admissions and 1,837 discharges. In addition, in the last week 5,056 people have been admitted to a hospital as a result of the infection caused by the contagion of the coronavirus and 348 in an ICU.
The occupancy rate for beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 14.17% and in ICUs at 25.8%. “This is increasing, very progressively, but it is increasing and several communities are already over 40% of the ucis, so that routine care is already greatly affected and even in some places completely stopped,” said Simón.