Spain revises upwards threshold for all COVID-19 indicators

Released last week, the latest data placed Spain, with 82 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, at a “medium risk level”. The fresh data put the Iberian country at a “low COVID-19 risk”. [EPA-EFE / Andreu Dalmau]

The Spanish health ministry and the country’s health regional authorities on Tuesday (16 November) decided to revise upwards the thresholds of all COVID-19 indicators given a substantial reduction in the number of coronavirus patients being admitted in hospitals or treated in intensive care units (ICU), EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.

The government has also updated the “COVID-traffic light”, according to which the current 14-day cumulative incidence of COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants places the level of “COVID-19 low risk” at 50 to 100 cases.

Released last week, the latest data placed Spain, with 82 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, at a “medium risk level”. The fresh data put the Iberian country at a “low COVID-19 risk”.

Although the COVID-19 incidence rate in Spain has risen 67% in the last two to three weeks, the number of cases is still well below that of most other EU countries.

However, some Spanish regional governments, such as those in Navarre, are now considering reintroducing mobility restrictions to control the spread of the virus.

(Fernando Heller | EuroEFE.EURACTIV.es)

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