Currently, Spain is passing the third wave of the pandemic, which continues to escalate daily in all communities. The past holidays have caused the transmission of COVID-19 to skyrocket and risen the accumulated incidence to 795.65 cases per 100.000 inhabitants. According to the Ministry of Health, values like this have not been known throughout the whole pandemic and have left Spain tripling what is considered an extreme risk situation.
This Thursday, a new maximum figure was registered that notified a total of 44.357 new cases in a single day. There are six autonomous communities with an incidence curve greater than 1.000: Extremadura, Murcia, Valencian Community, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y Leon, and La Rioja.
The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simon, indicated in a press conference that Spain is already in the “inflection phase” of the third wave. Nonetheless, he also warned that hospital admissions’ stabilization would not be observed for at least a week or ten days.
Evolution of coronavirus in Spain
Incidence of the last 14 days
As of today, more than one million doses of the Pfizer and Modern vaccines have been administered in Spain. However, until the second dose of the vaccine begins, which must be at least three weeks after the first dose, vaccinated persons cannot be considered immunized.
According to data from the ministry, only 0.033% of the Spanish population, 15.642 people, have received the two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. It is expected to reach the summer with 70% of the Spanish population and immunity.
Evolution of the vaccines administered to those received in the C.C.A.A. (In Spanish)
COMMUNITY OF MADRID
In response to the increase in coronavirus infections, the Community of Madrid imposed new containment and restriction measures for mobility and activity in the autonomous community, which came into effect from 00:00 hours on January 18, 2021.
Some of these are:
- Curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Social or family gatherings, both in public and private spaces, open or closed, are reduced to a maximum of 6 people with an express recommendation that only partners in the same address participate.
- All commercial and hospitality establishments of any kind must close before 10 p.m. and cannot open before 6 a.m. Only pharmacies, medical establishments, veterinarians, gas stations, and those that provide essential and unavoidable services can open at night.
|COMMUNITY OF MADRID|
|Accumulated Incidence (last 14 days)||875,06|
CASTILE AND LEÓN
As it was mentioned, Castile and Leon is one of the six autonomous communities that has an incidence curve greater than 1,000. To stop the accelerated expansion of COVID-19, stricter measures were imposed on entering into force from 8:00 p.m. on January 16.
Some of these are:
- Curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Social or family gatherings, both in public and private spaces, open or closed, are reduced to a maximum of 4 people with an express recommendation that only partners in the same address participate.
- All commercial and hospitality establishments of any kind must close before 8 p.m. and cannot open before 6 a.m. Only pharmacies, medical establishments, veterinarians, gas stations, and those that provide essential and unavoidable services can open at night.
- At the moment, the closure was ruled out at 6 p.m. to avoid further damage, especially to the small business.
- Movement between provinces is prohibited.
|CASTILE AND LEÓN|
|Accumulated Incidence (last 14 days)||1142,34|
REST OF EUROPE
Most European countries are going through a third wave of the pandemic and have restrictions on limiting infections. Until now, the continent has recorded more than 32.239,056 COVID-19 cases and 17.494.676 deaths.
The five most affected countries are Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain:
|Confirmed Cases||Total Deaths|
|Worldwide||96.2 M||2.06 M|