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Report below updated in Spain at 19.15h on Mon 17 May 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 17 May for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,615,860. This is an overall increase of 11,061 against the figure released on Friday, and of which 1,170 have occurred in the past 24 hours. Castilla La Mancha has not updated its figures today 

Friday had seen an overall increase of 6,347 cases over Wednesday, of which 3,084 occurred in 24 hours. The peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period during this third wave of the pandemic in Spain was on 21 January, when 18,504 cases were registered. 

The overall incidence rate has dropped another eleven points to151.82 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Friday it was 162.03 and Thursday 166.32.

It remains above the ‘extreme risk’ level in just the Basque Country (295). It is under 100 in seven regions: Valencia (29), the Balearic Islands (46), Murcia (63), Asturias (71), Extremadura (80), the Canary Islands (83) and Galicia (88).

Presenting today’s figures at a media briefing, Fernando Simón, the director of Spain’s Health Ministry’s ‘Coordination Centre for Health Alerts and Emergencies’, said that ‘it is possible, that soon, the wearing of face masks outdoors could be reduced’. 

There have now been 72,041 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,615,860. The figure for the past 7 days is 30,960

There are currently 6,923 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 1,836 are in intensive care. This represents 18.66% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain. 

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Monday 17 May is now 79,432 – an increase of 93 since Friday.

Increase in infections per region

Of the 1,170 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Monday 17 May, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 264 in the Basque Country (last 24 hour increase was 368)
  • 186 in Madrid (1,027)
  • 130 in the Canary Islands (114)
  • 120 in Castilla y León (261)
  • 77 in Andalusia (331)
  • 62 in Aragón (234)
  • 58 in Navarra (70)
  • 57 in the Valencia Region (81)
  • 45 in Galicia (91)
  • 40 in Catalonia (149)
  • 40 in Asturias (52)
  • 26 in Cantabria (47)
  • 24 in Extremadura (85)
  • 17 in La Rioja (36)
  • 11 in Murcia (71) 
  • 10 in the Balearic Islands (18)
  • in Castilla La Mancha (40) – no update today
  • 0 in Ceuta (3)
  • in Melilla (6)

A full breakdown of the data per region can be found by clicking here.

Vaccinations against Covid-19 being administered to citizens aged over over 80 at a sports centre in Villamediana de Iregua
Vaccinations against Covid-19 being administered to citizens at a sports centre in Villamediana de Iregua, in the region of La Rioja. (LaRioja.org)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (up to 17 May) show that Spain has received 23,878,785 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 22,313,088 jabs have been administered. 15,320,846 people have now received at least one jab, representing 32.3% of the population. 7,213,716 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 15.2% of the population. In a separate report, we publish the amount of vaccines received and administered for each region in Spain, as well as the percentage of citizens vaccinated per age group: Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

‘State of Alarm’ in Spain has ended

The State of Alarm in Spain ended on Sunday 9 May. Each region still has measures and restrictions in place, and you can find all the details in our separate, and regularly updated report: Details of restrictions for all regions of Spain, now ‘State of Alarm’ has ended

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