but it has been decreasing ever since, falling to below 200 – as of August 29, this figure stands at 170.And outbreak risk of above 100 is considered to be 'high' risk and authorities deem anything above 200 'very high' risk. It is calculated using an iEPG index,which is found by multiplying the average spread of the virus over the past seven days by the cumulative incidence over the past two weeks.Likewise, the transmission rate continues below 1. 1 or over concerns authorities. Indeed, as of August 29, the number of people who get the virus per every positive case is 0.82.
Sharp decrease in daily transmissionsAfter an all-time high number of new transmissions at the beginning of summer, with over 8,000 at the peak of the fifth wave, this indicator has also gone down, as slightly over 1,000 new cases are now declared per day on average.
This is a similar progression to cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days, peaking at 1,245 in July, and sharply declining to 219.25 on August 29.
Catalonia is approaching a million Covid-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic – 961,693 as of August 29 – out of a population of 7.7 million.
Under 400 patients in for first time since July 19
The fifth wave brought with it an increase in the number of deaths. Hardly any were reported before mid-July, when figures began to climb to an average of 20 per day. Yet, vaccinations contributed to lowering the number of deaths compared to those that occurred during waves prior to their rollout.Hospitalizations have always been the slowest indicator to drop after a Covid-19 wave, and this wave is no different. The number of people in medical centers after testing positive is now 1,152, while 399 of them are in intensive care units. This figure has fallen below 400 for the first time since July 19.If the figure reaches 600 patients in ICUs, other medical appointments have to be postponed, according to the health department.
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