In 24 hours on Tuesday, 49,823 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Spain, and the pervasive Omigron variant now accounts for almost half of the new cases.
According to the latest preliminary data from the Spanish Ministry of Health, the Omicron variant “surpassed” the delta variant by 47.2% of new cases detected between December 6 and 12.
Just days before Christmas, Tuesday reached 695 cases per 100,000 people in 14 days, while the total number of cases reached 5,585,054, including 88,887 deaths since the epidemic began in this country of nearly 47 million people.
New restrictions depending on the region
The government will hold an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday with leaders of regions competent in health to consider further measures to deal with this new wave of Omigron cases.
The region of Catalonia (Barcelona), one of the most populous countries in the country, announced on Tuesday that it was seeking permission from the courts to use the new restrictions, including a curfew from 1am to 6am and the closure of discotheques. Thursday through Friday night.
Implementing a health passport to enter certain public places has spread to many areas in recent weeks.
Isolation is no longer available for vaccinated contact cases
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health on Tuesday recommended that no more isolation be imposed on fully vaccinated individuals who have been in contact with cases of the Omigran variant, but should reduce contact.
Spain is among the countries where 89.7% of people over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated. It was one of the first countries in Europe to introduce the vaccine to 5-11 year olds on December 15th.
A new variant of the corona virus is spreading at lightning speed, which has been demonstrated by recent reports from several countries. Omicron now dominates Denmark, which also recorded a national 24-hour lawsuit on Tuesday.
According to the French government, more than one-third of the pollutants are now linked to Omigran in Paris, and one-fifth in the country.