Spain has again, this Wednesday (21 July), exceeded 30,000 daily coronavirus infections for the third time this month. Exactly 30,587 new positives were registered by the Ministry of Health, a considerable increase compared to Tuesday's data when 27,286 infections were counted.
The strong increase in new infections has caused a new rebound in the cumulative incidence rate, climbing to 644.50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, a figure not been seen since the beginning of February after reaching the peak of the third wave. However, the incidence rate 'only' increased 22 points, the smallest increase since Tuesday, 6 July.
The incidence rate of the virus increased in all age groups without exception. Once more, the worst data was among the youngest, although it appears to be slowing down. In the 20 to 29 age group, the rate went from 1,838 to 1,866 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 24 hours, an increase of 28 points in day, when last week there were jumps of almost 200 points in just 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the incidence rate in the 12 to 19-year-old group rose from 1,525 to 1,560 cases between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Catalonia, the region that leads the incidence rate ranking of the whole country with 1,239, today became the first area area to register a decrease after several days of constant generalised increases in Spain’s 17 regions and two autonomous cities.