Catalonia records 11 new covid deaths, ICU admissions rise
Catalonia in Spain has recorded 11 new deaths from covid and reports an increase in intensive care admissions.
Catalonia in Spain has recorded 11 new deaths from the coronavirus in the past few hours, so far there have been 22,318 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
While people admitted to intensive care units and the total number of hospitalizations have increased, this despite the fact that the rate of the virus’s spread has continued to decline.
Catalan resuscitations counted 25 new patients compared to those recorded on Saturday, July 17, up to 297, the number of hospitalized increased by 118.
According to data updated this Sunday by the Ministry of Health, the risk of regrowth (EPG), which measures the potential of the epidemic, fell to 1373 points, against 1409 yesterday.
In the past few hours, 4,648 new infections in Spain have been reported, bringing the total number since the start of the pandemic to nearly one million – the exact figure is 831,289.
The cumulative incidence per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days is 1,165, 23 more than yesterday, and in seven days it is 618, 14 less than yesterday.
The average age of those newly infected is 30.09 years old and positive PCR and antigen tests reach 20.32%, a figure well above the 5% that the WHO considers optimal for controlling the pandemic.
Residents and visitors to Barcelona must once again stay at home overnight after Catalonia’s regional government was allowed to impose a curfew.
Catalonia’s high court of justice has given the green light for the return of restrictions. The decision comes after a sharp increase in cases in Spain, driven by the spread of the more infectious Delta variant.
The curfew runs from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. in all towns with more than 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days, in an area that includes the regional capital itself, Barcelona.
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