Monday, February 08, 2021

Covid measures remain

The President of the Generalitat believes that it is not the time to relax measures in the Valencian Community

Incidence of cases in the Valencian Community  stand at 1,190 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. That is 17 percent less than last week, but it is still very high, with 36,181 positives since Monday (which are also down 33 percent) and 3,651 admissions for covid in hospitals, almost 850 less than seven days ago. Despite the improvement, hospital occupancy by coronavirus patients  remains 34 percent, in ICUs it is close to 60 and so far this week 569 people have died. Data that, for Puig, show that it is not yet the time to relax any measure.

This Monday 60,000 doses of vaccines will arrive in the Valencian Community in a week that Puig considers "key" for the advancement of immunization. The Health Service  hopes to have finished in mid-February vaccinating the first groups (residences and first-line health) allowing them to advance with the following groups.

The Astra Zeneca vaccine will only be given to the 18-55 year old group amid fears about its efficiency for older people. 

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