By Sarah Keane -22 February 2021
SPAIN is on the verge of exiting the state of ‘extreme risk’ as Covid figures continue to plummet
The latest date from the Ministry of Health has once again shown that the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Spain is firmly in retreat. The all-important accumulated incidence rate has fallen to 252 cases per 100,000 infections, the lowest figure recorded yet this year; any number below 250 is considered to be below the ‘extreme risk’ rating by the experts.
Spain has recorded 20,849 new cases of coronavirus and 535 deaths since Friday.
Around the country, infections, hospitalisations and deaths continue on a downward curve as a whole, and many Communities are relaxing their restrictions as a result.
Andalusia has registered 650 cases of coronavirus this Monday, February 22, the lowest daily figure since January 2, when 407 were added, according to data published in the Andalucían Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), which counts eleven deaths in the last 24 hours, the lowest figure since January 11, when nine were added. In addition, the accumulated incidence rate has also dropped to 279.4 in the last 14 days, a massive drop from 341.2 on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto told Spanish media last week that she was confident the tourism sector would resume its activity by the summer and that the Spanish government was working closely with the EU to develop tourist corridors and vaccination passports “as an element of safe mobility.”