“Masks are here to stay, at least as long as we have the flu virus”

The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has expressed after the meeting of the Interterritorial Council, that the “downward” trend observed in the last 11 weeks with respect to the coronavirus pandemic and the decrease in incidence, below the Low risk. Currently the cumulative incidence per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days is 41.45 cases of covid-19.

Darias points out that the rate of decline “has been smoothing”, but that this downward trend is observed in all age groups.

“The delta variant is almost 100% already of the sequenced cases “, expressed the Minister of Health, who has added that for now,”no new variants identified of interest circulating in our territory “.

Until when will we use the mask?

The masks will continue to be used, according to Darias, “the masks are here to stayAt least as long as we have flu viruses or other possible viruses in this autumn time. We are clear that at least for a while the masks will continue with us“.

Coronavirus data

The Ministry of Health has registered 2,758 new cases of coronavirus, of which 451 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, compared to the 308 registered on Monday, which brings to 4,980,206 the total number of people infected with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Regarding the number of patients hospitalized for Sars-CoV-2, the occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 1.57% and in ICUs at 5.33%. The total number of deaths from this virus is 86,869 people, of which 80 have been registered in the last week.

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Covid-19 vaccine

During the press conference, Darias pointed out that the 87.8% of the target population, over 12 years old, has already received the complete schedule of the coronavirus vaccine. The report of the Ministry of Health indicates that 70,859,558 doses of the vaccines against the Covid-19 of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen, 93.7% of those distributed among the autonomous communities,

“Spain continues leading in the EU vaccination and also in the G-20 countries, “indicated Carolina Darias, who has also commented that there are 349,748 people who have received the additional dose of the vaccine, currently approved for people with high-risk conditions and people who live in residences.

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