The pandemic ‘loosens’ after the Bridge in several autonomies, which are now focusing on minimizing risks before Christmas

The evolution of the pandemic is favorable in Spain, with a better epidemiological situation this Tuesday in Galicia, Catalonia and the Basque Country, but after the December bridge, the autonomous communities look with concern at the possible impact that the Christmas holidays may have on infections.

The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has been convinced this week that the measures agreed for the Christmas holidays, “very drastic”, they are tight and sufficient, although it has recognized that they can be modified if the evolution of the pandemic is bad.

However, some autonomous communities such as Murcia, Galicia and Andalusia want entry to be limited in the community to family members, so that, if their demands are addressed, those close to them could not travel during the festivities.

Fewer active infections in Galicia

Galicia has experienced a notable drop in the number of active cases by Covid-19 in the last twenty-four hours, as well as a reduction in the number of infections and in the pressure of care both in the plant and in intensive care units.

This Tuesday 5,996 active cases of coronavirus were registered, 668 less than those notified in the last count carried out by the Servizo Galego de Saúde (Sergas) and the new infections are 232, 28 less than the previous day. In Galicia there are 322 people admitted to the plant for coronavirus (30 less) and 50 in ICU (10 less).

This Tuesday the contagion rate also fell in the Basque Country, below 6%, and the accumulated incidence, which stands at 338.39 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Since last Thursday, there was no infection rate lower than 6% (that day it was 5.2%). 369 positives were detected on Monday, 54 more than on Sunday.

Catalonia: Rt falls and the risk of regrowth

For its part, in Catalonia the epidemiological situation improves slightly with a transmission speed of the coronavirus (Rt) that has dropped by one hundredth, to 0.98. The number of hospitalized and seriously ill has also decreased.

The Catalan Department of Health has indicated that the risk of regrowth, the potential growth rate of the pandemic, has dropped to 194 points, six less than this Monday, and the accumulated incidence of cases in the last fourteen days has also yielded to 214.19, four points less.

In Catalonia there are 1,574 people hospitalized for coronavirus16 less than the day before, 386 of which are in the ICU, which is nine less than on Monday.

The mortality trend in this territory is slowly decreasing: the number of deaths has been 41 on this day, compared to the maximum reached in this second wave on November 5, which was 85 deaths in a single day.

Meanwhile, in Navarra the containment of the pandemic is confirmed with a new day in which positives remain below a hundred (66) and the positivity rate stands at 4.9%.

In Murcia that rate is 6.2% and 106 new infected have been registered, 83 more than the previous day. However, the number of cured is 204, with which those affected by the disease decrease by a hundred.

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In a worse situation is the Balearic Islands, where the positivity rate has risen to 7.82% from 6.08% the day before and with 166 new infections, although it has not reported this Tuesday, for the third consecutive day, no deaths.

There are 11 deaths in Cantabria, infections have risen to 73 (16 more) and hospitalizations have increased in three patients. The number of patients in the ICU remains the same and active cases decrease by 302, to 3,154. Likewise, the cumulative incidence drops to 277 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants.

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