Carolina Darias (Minister of Health) stated that Spain is showing an "upwards trend" in Covid-19 cases, but not in other serious factors like hospitalizations and deaths.
The minister stated that everything seemed to support the assertion that Spain will continue to see positives as a result of the "greater expansion of the BA.4 subvariants and the BA omicron subvariants."
According to the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies' Monday report, "around 80-85% of cases" in certain autonomous communities is due to the fact "it is more transmissible".
The minister has insisted that it doesn't increase the severity. "Greater gravity isn't occurring, at least not in the past. Hospital occupancy is at 7-8%, and ICU occupancy is stable at around 5%. This is the lowest level since the pandemic. She assured that the sublineage expansion has not led to greater severity in countries like Portugal.
Darias, however, has called for "prudence as always in light of an increase number of cases." Darias also recalled the Health recommendation that those most at risk wear a mask in close spaces.
Concerning the administration, which some autonomous communities demand, the minister reminded that it has a "mechanism". She argued that the "mechanism works" and that the Autonomous Communities who request the fourth dose are well-informed.
It must be the Vaccine Report, which submits a proposal for approval to the Public Health Commission. The Commission has not yet approved the fourth dose for people over 80 and residents in nursing homes. Darias said, "It remains unconfirmed when."