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The sixth wave of the pandemic in Spain begins to slow down

Spain continues to add infections by Covid-19 to the sixth wave of the pandemic, although the rate at which it does so begins to slow down and the incidence of the coronavirus is moving away from the figures registered at Christmas, according to data offered this Saturday by some autonomous communities.

The latest official balance placed the total number of positive cases in Spain at more than eight million and the number of deaths at 90,759, according to what was published yesterday by the Spanish Ministry of Health, which will not update the numbers until next Monday.

But some regions did release today’s figures, including Catalonia – until now at the head of the autonomous communities in infections -, where they continue to rise, with 30,598 more in the last hours.

However, the pressure on hospitals has eased with a reduction in both the total number of admissions (2,405) and ICU care (510), according to regional health authorities.

The advance of the omicron variant has led to a great demand for antigen tests, which since this Saturday are sold by more than 22,000 Spanish pharmacies at a maximum of 2.94 euros, a price set by the Government after that increase in consumption arrived to triple its price.

Only 6.7% of the population in Spain has not been vaccinated

Around 3.2 million citizens, 6.7% of the total population of Spain, have not yet received any injection of the coronavirus vaccines, so the bag of undecideds about vaccination has been slightly reduced in the last month before the omicron advance.

Vaccination data from the Spanish Ministry of Health show that, in addition, there are around 828,000 citizens who still have their first injection and estimates that the total percentage of incomplete guidelines is 5.2% of those vaccinated

The expansion of the omicron variant has dragged in the last month more than 386,000 citizens to start the vaccination process with the double dose, a bag of undecided that hardly changed -almost 3.6 million people-, but that has been going down little by little. little over these weeks.

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