After Sant Pere de Ribes and then Sitges had both seen seven days without registering any positive cases of Covid, this week it has returned, albeit at low levels.
Between 7-14 October, Sitges had not registered any cases, which was for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. This week nine cases were detected in the town. In Sant Pere de Ribes the increase has been more significant: 25 (last week there were nine).
The new cases represent an increase of 0.30% in the rate of positive test results for Sitges, a figure lower than the Catalan average (0.40%). In Sant Pere de Ribes, on the other hand, it is almost double that in Catalonia: 0.77%.
The rebound risk (iEPG)* in Sitges is 30 points, one of the best figures for 18 months. The incidence rate (IA) at 14 days is also low (17), as is the positivity of PCR and antigen testing (1.01%). Only the the rate of contagion (RT) is above the recommended level (1.71), although the number of positive cases is not an alarm.
In Sant Pere de Ribes, the figures are higher, especially with the 25 new positive cases. The iEPG has exceeded 100 points and the RT has stayed at 3.14. The positivity of the tests and the incidence rate are twice that in Sitges.
*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).
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