Contagion is climbing exponentially in Andalucía; yesterday saw the highest number of new daily cases (3,561) since February. There were also three deaths.
The per-100k ratio has risen for 15 days consecutively, putting Andalucía at 334.6 cases per 100,000 cases, according to the Instituto de Estadística y Cartografía de Andalucía (IECA). That’s a rise of 20.5 in 24 hours and 109.9 in just one week.
As for individual provinces, Málaga heads the rest with 1,114 per 100k, Cádiz with 641, Sevilla with 489, Granada with 413, Córdoba with 413, Huelva and Jaén both with 212 and Almería with 176. Two of the three deaths occurred in Málaga and one in Sevilla.
Now, if we look at this by age groups and on a national level, the age range most affected is the one between 20 and 29 years old. It boils down like this:
Ages between 30-39: 633.22 per 100k in 14 days
Ages between 20-29: 1,508.64 per 100k in 14 days
Ages between 12-19: 1,252.09 per 100k in 14 days
Up to 11: 236.99 per 100k in 14 days
The above figures clearly indicated that it is the group of people in their late teens and 20s where most contagion is spreading. Fortunately, most cases do not require hospitalisation otherwise we would be going into another crisis in the health system.
Editorial comment: do these figures mean that we should criminalise youngsters? No. The fact is that as long as they are only suffering mild symptoms and are not flooding the hospital system, then they are naturally immunising.