Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez receives his first vaccine against Covid.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez received the first dose of the covid vaccine this afternoon, Friday, June 18, at Puerta de Hierro Hospital in Madrid.
Sanchez posted the news on his Twitter account, saying, “Vaccines save lives and pave the way for recovery. They are our horizon of hope ”, although he did not reveal what type of vaccination he received, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, etc.
This morning, Sánchez highlighted the vaccination rate in Spain during an intervention at the Cercle d’Économie de Barcelona. The President also announced today that the masks will no longer be needed after Saturday, June 26, although this must be approved by the Spanish Parliament, it is understood that this will go through Congress.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, now 49, has been vaccinated with the vaccine corresponding to his age group. The health ministry added 4,214 infections on Friday and reported 18 deaths to the official tally, bringing the total number of cases in Spain to 3,757,442 and the number of deaths to 80,652 since the start of the pandemic, data shows official.
In total, 31.6% of people aged 40 to 49 in Spain have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Of the 17 Spanish regions – which are in charge of the vaccination campaign – only Madrid, the Basque Country and Castilla y León have vaccinated less than 20% of this population. Since the start of the vaccination campaign last December, Spain has administered more than 33 million doses, and 45.3% of the total population – 21.4 million people – have received at least one injection (over 53% of those over 16 – see graph below).
The Spanish government‘s goal is to fully immunize 15 million people by the end of the third week of June. The previous two targets – to have 10 million people fully immunized by the first week of June and five million by the first week of May – were both met on schedule.
The incidence rate drops below 100.
The cumulative incidence of Spain remains stable at 96 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over 14 days. The incidence rate of the coronavirus in Spain is now at its lowest level since August 2020.
This is the first time that the incidence rate has fallen below 100 cases since August 12, when it stood at 96. At that time, the second wave of the coronavirus was starting to take shape and rates of transmission increased.
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