28th March 2023
The 'Can Perico' roundabout area in Sitges
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Relaxing perimeter restrictions has not resulted (for now) in increase of contagion

The Covid-19 epidemiological data is not on the increase, despite the change registered two weeks ago with the comarca (county) perimeter re-opening, which resulted in a pronounced increase of visitors to Sitges. The figures continue to be above the recommended limits for the World Health Organization (WHO), but they are not at a serious risk level. Furthermore, most of the figures have decreased.

The ‘rebound risk’ (or iEPG)* is currently 184 points, while a week ago it was 284. There has been a substantial improvement, despite the effects of the first re-opening weekend, which was 20-21 March. The rate of contagion (RT) is also now 0.98 and a week ago was 1.51 (health experts consider it to be favourable environment when it is below 1). The percentage of PCR and antigen tests that result in positive results has also improved: today it is 5.90% and a week ago it was 6.84%.

In Sant Pere de Ribes, the data also remains in a positive frame, despite a slight increase in recent days. The ‘rebound risk’ is 112 points (a week ago it was 101). The RT is 1.25 and the number of tests that result as positive is now 4.8%.

In the last week, 26 positive cases of Coronavirus have been registered in Sitges, less than the previous week (36). This is an increase of 1.70%, a figure similar to the Catalan average (1.67%). In Sant Pere de Ribes, there have been 17 new cases in the past seven days, which is a 1.03% increase.

*The potential rebound risk (iEPG) measures possible new cases diagnosed over the next 14 days, to evaluate the growth or slowdown in the contagion. It is calculated by multiplying the accumulated incidence rate (IA) and the rate of contagion (RT). 

The 'Can Perico' roundabout area in Sitges
The ‘Can Perico’ roundabout area in Sitges on Saturday afternoon. (L’Eco)

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