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Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Weds 21 July 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 21 July for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,219,723. This is an overall increase of 30,587 against the figure released on Tuesday, of which 17,611 have occurred in the past 24 hours

Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 27,286 over Monday, of which 16,418 occurred in 24 hours. The peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period during the pandemic in Spain was on 21 January, when 18,504 cases were registered.

The overall incidence rate has risen another 22 points to 644.50 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Tuesday it was 622.41 and Monday 599.69. The incidence rate is at its highest in Catalonia (1,239), Castilla y León (915), Navarra (925) and Aragón (825).

The incidence for each age group per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days is as follows:

  • Under 11 – 409 (yesterday 382)
  • Aged 12-19 – 1,560 (1,525)
  • Aged 20-29 – 1,866 (1,838)* 
  • Aged 30-39 – 862 (833)
  • Aged 40-49 – 416 (399)
  • Aged 50-59 – 266 (249)
  • Agend 60-69 – 262 (245)
  • Aged 70-79 – 124 (112)
  • Over 80 – 167 (148)

*The incidence rate is over 3,000 for the 20-29 age group in Navarra (3,549), Castilla y León (3,433), Catalonia (3,174) and Asturias (3,079).

There have now been 305,819 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,219,723. The figure for the past 7 days is 157,907

There are currently 7,255 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain (6,856 yesterday), of which 1,180 are in intensive care (1,116 yesterday). This represents 12.92% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain (12.23% yesterday). It is now over 37% in Catalonia

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday 21 July is 81,166 – an increase of 18 since Tuesday.

Increase in infections per region

Of the 17,611 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Wednesday 21 July, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 4,386 in Catalonia – (last 24 hour increase was 5,534)
  • 4,077 in Madrid (3,382)
  • 1,499 in Castilla y León (1,341)
  • 1,357 in the Basque Country (1,079)
  • 1,074 in Aragón (773)
  • 777 in Galicia (720)
  • 757 in the Canary Islands (581)
  • 626 in Andalusia (367)
  • 552 in Extremadura (403)
  • 479 in the Valencia Region (313)
  • 457 in Navarra (436)
  • 442 in Asturias (470)
  • 319 in the Balearic Islands (304)
  • 305 in Murcia (219)
  • 289 in Cantabria (300)
  • 152 in La Rioja (150)
  • 21 in Castilla La Mancha (17) 
  • 27 in Ceuta (11)
  • 15 in Melilla (18)

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

Health workers preparing to administer jabs of Covid-19 vaccines in Valencia.
Health workers preparing to administer jabs of Covid-19 vaccines in Valencia. (GVA.es)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (up to 21 July) show that Spain has received 55,918,413 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 52,293,044 jabs have been administered. 29,956,479 people have now received at least one jab, representing 63.1% of the total population. 24,700,450 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 52.1% of the total 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

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