Covid among children tumbles in Catalonia after bending the curve

  • Infections among the population between 0 and 19 years of age peaked on 22 January. Since then, the decline is noticeable

The sixth wave epidemic curve it is tumbling in Catalonia and for the second consecutive day, this Monday, the rate of spread was below one, so the virus is retreating at a rate of 20% per week. When the Ministry of Health reported 193,000 new infections two weeks ago and last week reported that there were 245,000 infected, the cases have returned and remained in the past seven days. about 215 000. The visits of covid patients in primary care centers (CAP) were also halved and went from more than 100,000 a few days ago to just over 50,000.

The most spectacular decline has been experienced in recent days by people between the ages of 0 and 19whose incidence curve per 100,000 inhabitants peaked on January 22 (a week ago), after a two weeks uphill, after returning to school after the Christmas holidays. The decline in the curve in this population group was also very clear in the past week, partly because the peak reached much higher than in other groups.

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With them, the peak of the curve of the sixth wave also reached the group between 30 and 49 years old, that is, the parents of those between 0 and 19 years old, a proof that the transmission takes place, in many cases, from domestic form. For the age groups between 20 and 29 and those between 50 and 59, on the other hand, the peak in Catalonia was reached on 13 January and the decrease was less pronounced.

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