Spain has become the European country with more cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days beating Luxembourg, according to data published this Tuesday by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.
The Spanish rate is 132.2 cases, the only country that exceeds 100. They are followed by Luxembourg (98.6), Malta (98.2), Romania (88.5) and Belgium (60.8). The incidence in the rest is below 50 cases, although the numbers are influenced by the number of tests carried out by each country. The number of deaths accumulated in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 0.4.
The autonomous communities and the Government have already taken measures such as the 11 announced last Friday by the minister Salvador Illa, which will be autonomous in nature, and which, among other things, prohibit smoking on public roads if the safety distance cannot be maintained and they decree the closure of nightlife.
However, since these are limitations that must be imposed by the regional administrations, these 11 regulations they have not yet entered into force throughout the territory. In fact, all of these restrictions are not effective at the moment in Aragon, Asturias, Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha, Madrid, the Basque Country and the Canary Islands, where they are expected to come into force this week.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned this Tuesday that one of the main causes of the current increase in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is the contagions between people of young profiles, between 20, 30 and 40 years old. The agency has also pointed out that many of them were unaware that they were infected, which poses a danger to vulnerable groups, especially with regard to sick and elderly people.
"The pandemic is changing," the WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, Takeshi Kasai, said in a virtual briefing, who also warned that "what we are seeing is not simply a resurgence. We believe it is a sign of that we have entered a new phase of pandemic in Asia-Pacific. "