The fifth wave of Covid-19 has not yet passed. After three weeks with epidemiological figures declining, the decrease has slowed in recent days and, although the increase has been minimal, the new situation is not as bad as after the Sant Joan festival. The level of mortality of this fifth wave has also been significantly below the previous ones, thanks to the effect of vaccinations.
In recent days, 81 new cases of Coronavirus have been detected in Sitges and 98 in Sant Pere de Ribes. It is a figure lower than the previous seven days (92 and 130, respectively), but it is still high and, above all, the local improvement is lower than that recorded across Catalonia.
In Sitges this week, new cases have increased by 2.94% (the previous week they did so by 3.46%) and in Sant Pere de Ribes, by 3.38% (compared to the previous 4.70%). In Catalonia as a whole, the increase was 2.70%, a figure that significantly improves upon the previous 4.21%.
The ‘rebound risk’ (iEPG)* remains high: 592 in Sitges and 582 in Sant Pere de Ribes. A week ago, the town had managed to drop below 500 points, but recent mobility has resulted in it slightly increasing. In Catalonia it is 578.
The rate of contagion (RT) stands at 1.15 for Sitges, while in Sant Pere de Ribes it remains below the recommended 0.90 of the health agencies. The positivity of PCR and antigen testing also continues to decline, but it is doing so at a slow pace: it is still around 15% locally, a figure three times higher than recommended. The active incidence rate at 14 days in Sitges is 506 and in Sant Pere de Ribes it is 754.
*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).
Don’t miss out on the English section in the weekly L’Eco de Sitges (and Ribes edition). Click here to subscribe and have it delivered to your home each week.