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Spain hits milestone with over 50% population fully vaccinated against Covid

EFE / Madrid.- Just over half of Spain’s population has received the full course of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to the health ministry.

Some 24.04 million citizens, 50.7% of the national population, have received two doses of Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca, or a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The health ministry announced Monday Spain had reached the milestone over the weekend. But despite the steady vaccination pace on a national level, differences between regions are apparent.

The Asturias region has the most advanced campaign, with 62.4% of its citizens fully vaccinated, while the Madrid region, at the bottom of the list, has vaccinated 47.5% of its population.

While Spain’s vaccination campaign continued to progress rapidly, there was also growing pressure on the country’s ICU wards amid a fifth wave of infections.

Around 10% of ICU patients across the country were admitted for Covid treatment. Contrary to the first and second waves of the virus, the current average age of coronavirus patients in ICU is 50 years old, which demonstrates the effects of vaccination in protecting older people.

The 14-day incidencence rate has reached 599,7 cases per 100,000 people, up by 69 from the weekend, official data showed. The health ministry warned that the figures in Spain were worrying.

Catalonia, northeast Spain, is one of the worst-hit regions. Some 400 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized over the weekend and ICUs are on the cusp of being overwhelmed.

Unlike previous waves of infections, the fifth wave is affecting younger age groups including 12-19 and 20-29. The 14-day incidence rate in the 20-29 age group has reached 1,794 cases per 100,000 people, triple the national average, followed by an incidence rate of 1,488 per 100,000 in the 12-19 age group. (July 20, 2021, EFE/PracticaEspañol)

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En general, el texto habla de la campaña de vacunación de la COVID-19 en España.
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Sí.
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Question 2
Según el texto, poco más de la mitad de la población de España ya está vacunada contra la covid.
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No.
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Sí.
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Según Calzón, España es el único país de la UE que ha alcanzado ese objetivo.
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Sí.
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No.
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Todas las vacunas que se han puesto son de la misma empresa farmacéutica.
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No.
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¿Se han registrado nuevos casos de covid en España en los últimos días?
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Todos los jóvenes ya tienen la pauta completa de la vacunación de la covid.
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La quinta ola del coronavirus todavía no ha llegado a España.
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No.
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Sí.
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"70%" se lee...
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"setenta para cientos".
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"setenta por ciento".
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"setenta para cien".
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"62%" se lee...
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"sesenta y dos para ciento".
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"sesenta y dos para cien".
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"sesenta y dos por ciento".
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La escritura correcta de "3.000.000" es...
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"trescientos millones".
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"tres mil millones".
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"tres millones".
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La escritura correcta de "24.000.000" es...
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"veinticuatro mil millones".
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"veinticuatro mil".
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"veinticuatro millones".
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La expresión "esto es" es lo mismo que...
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"de ningún modo".
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"es decir".
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"no es así".
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Lo contrario de "descender" es...
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ascender.
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disminuir.
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bajar.
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El artículo determinado para "vacunación" es...
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lo
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la
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el
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En la mano.
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tiene el pelo corto.
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viste ropa de invierno.
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tiene la mascarilla puesta.
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"Los __________ siguen _____________ en plena _______________ de la ___________".
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contagios, aumentando, quinta ola, pandemia
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contagiados, aumentan, quinta ola, pandémica
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han notificado, 1.054, las últimas
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notificaron, 54, la última
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ha notificado, 1.064, las ultimas
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"La _________ _______________ es _________ en esta quinta ola que _______ ___________ ____________ de la pandemia".
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precisión, hospitalario, menor, que, anteriormente, picó
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presión, hospital, menos, en, anterior, pico
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presión, hospitalaria, menor, en, anteriores, picos
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prevé, tenga, completa, frente al
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prevé, tengan, completa, frente a
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