The Region has registered 5 deaths due to the coronavirus on Monday 27 December, a day on which the record number of coronavirus infections detected in the entire pandemic has been broken, with 2,556 positives in just 24 hours. The deceased are three men and two women aged 66, 60, 85, 86 and 82; three of them from health area II (Cartagena), one from area III (Lorca) and one from health area VI (Vega Media del Segura).
The speed of infection of the omicron variant – already predominant in the Region – together with the high level of social interaction that is being recorded over the Christmas period, has led to the highest peak of positive cases detected in just one day. Hospital pressure is also suffering, with 331 people admitted to hospital (44 more than the previous day), 79 of whom are in Intensive Care Units (4 more).
Murcia is always the municipality with the highest number of positives. Of the 2. 556 new cases, 905 correspond to the municipality of Murcia, 325 to Cartagena, 180 to Lorca, 115 to Molina de Segura, 87 to Alcantarilla, 76 to Caravaca de la Cruz, 57 to San Javier, 54 to Águilas, 51 to Las Torres de Cotillas, 50 to Yecla, 45 to Cieza, 40 to Totana, 39 to Jumilla, 36 to San Pedro del Pinatar, 39 to San Pedro del Pinatar, 50 to San Pedro del Pinatar and 40 to Jumilla, 36 to San Pedro del Pinatar, 36 to Santomera, 32 to Fuente Álamo, 31 to Archena, 31 to La Unión, 30 to Mula, 29 to Cehegín, 27 to Torre Pacheco, 24 to Abarán, 24 to Alguazas, 19 to Alhama de Murcia, 18 to Pliego, 17 to Calasparra, 17 to Mazarrón, 16 to Bullas, 16 to Ceutí, 15 to Lorquí, 14 to Alguazas. The rest are distributed among the other municipalities.
The 14-day incidence in the Region amounts to 1,226.53 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while the seven-day incidence is 712.85 cases.
To see similar figures you have to go back to 12 January 2021 when almost 2,300 positives were reported. The big difference between then and now is the lower number of admissions and deaths for which the high vaccination rate is directly responsible.