All epidemic indicators in Catalonia continue to decline, although this Sunday hospital pressure rose again after a Saturday in which hospital admissions had dropped and, for the first time in this fifth wave, also in ucis. According to the Ministry of Health, today there are 2,227 patients with covid-19 in the conventional ward (79 more than the day before) and 567 in intensive care units (seven more than on Saturday).
However, the rest of the indicators continue their good evolution, despite the fact that they are still very high. The accumulated incidence at 14 days, which had been over a thousand weeks, has dropped from this figure: this Sunday it has stood at 958.67 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. But, above 250, the alert level is very high, so it still needs to go much lower. For its part, the cumulative incidence at seven days this Sunday is 387.24 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The speed of reproduction of the virus (or Rt) also continues its decline and is already at 0.78 points, two hundredths less than the previous day. When this indicator is below 1, it means that the epidemic is in contraction. And the risk of regrowth (EPG) has also dropped to 727 points, but it is still very high: above 200, the risk is extreme.
The positivity (the percentage of diagnostic tests that are positive) this Sunday is 14.45%, lower than that of Saturday (the day before it was 15.42%), but far from that 5% that the World Organization of the Health (WHO) has set itself to consider that the pandemic is under control.
This Sunday, in addition, Salut has reported 2,455 new infections and 26 deaths. These are lower figures than those of Saturday, but it must be ta
ken into account that less is reported on weekends.
Regarding vaccination, in Catalonia a total of 5,080,329 people already have a dose and another 4,534,750 already have the complete schedule.