22nd June 2021
El Camí de la Fita, Sitges
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Covid-19 cases increasing, but remain below the Catalan average

The latest Covid-19 epidemiological data has seen an increase in Sitges, meaning it has temporarily deviated from the encouraging scenario presented in recent weeks. The highest figure is the ‘rebound risk’ of the virus.

In the last week there have been 27 new positive cases in Sitges. This is not an alarming figure, but it is significantly higher than the 17 of the previous week or the 11 in the week after Easter. At the time when Sitges experienced significant increases in the virus (in late October and after Christmas), the number of cases increased by more than 100 a week.

This increase, however, has broken the last few weeks of favourable data. The increase represents 1.7%, compared to 1.08% the previous week. Across Catalonia, however, the increase was 1.92%.

The ‘rebound risk’ (or iEPG)* has also exceeded the 200-point limit in recent days. On Tuesday it stood at 226 (in all of Catalonia it is 282).

The rate of contagion (RT) is twice as high in Sitges (at 2) than the region’s average (1.02), while the percentage of PCR and antigen tests that have come out positive is 5.05% (in all of Catalonia it is 6.41%).

The most favourable figure for the town is cumulative incidence rate (IA) over 14 days, which is 111.14, less than half of the 277 figure for Catalonia.

In Sant Pere de Ribes, the indicators show a better picture than in Sitges, especially with the iEPG, which is at 123. The RT has risen to 1.17, while positivity of tests is up to 4.5%.

*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). 

El Camí de la Fita, Sitges
El Camí de la Fita, Sitges, on Tuesday morning. (L’Eco)

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