Cases Climbing Steadily

Contagion is climbing exponentially in Andalucía; yesterday saw the highest number of new daily cases (3,561) since February. There were also three deaths.

SPN Contagion Rate 14JL21The 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.

(News: Andalucia)

  3 comments for “Cases Climbing Steadily

  1. Darren
    July 16, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    @Deborah – From what I’ve been reading, vaccinated people are significantly protected against serious effects and death. Not 100% immune, but you greatly improve your chances and it’s worth doing.

    Possibly more troubling is that vaccinated people can catch and spread some of the variants; usually with few symptoms or no symptoms at all.

    Vaccines help the vaccinated, but don’t necessarily do a lot of good for the people around them.

  2. July 16, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Deborah: we’re publishing an article tomorrow morning (around 08.00h) which goes into that.

  3. Deborah Jeffries
    July 16, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    It would be informative to know if those going into hospital and subsequently dying have had the vaccine .. this is never reported?

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