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Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Thurs 22 July 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 22 July for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,249,258. This is an overall increase of 29,535 against the figure released on Wednesday, of which 17,716 have occurred in the past 24 hours

Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 30,587 over Tuesday, of which 17,611 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 15 points to 659.08 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Wednesday it was 644.50 and Tuesday 622.41. The incidence rate is at its highest in Catalonia (1,216), Castilla y León (903), Navarra (956) and Aragón (843).

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

  • Under 11 – 436 (yesterday 409)
  • Aged 12-19 – 1,586 (1,560)
  • Aged 20-29 – 1,863 (1,866)* 
  • Aged 30-39 – 874 (862)
  • Aged 40-49 – 430 (416)
  • Aged 50-59 – 279 (266)
  • Agend 60-69 – 276 (262)
  • Aged 70-79 – 135 (124)
  • Over 80 – 184 (167)

*The incidence rate is still over 3,000 for the 20-29 age group in Navarra (3,605) and Castilla y León (3,192).

There have now been 312,740 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,249,258. The figure for the past 7 days is 158,213

There are currently 7,618 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain (7,255 yesterday), of which 1,240 are in intensive care (1,180 yesterday). This represents 13.52% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain (12.92% yesterday). It is now over 39% in Catalonia

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Thursday 22 July is 81,194 – an increase of 28 since Wednesday.

Increase in infections per region

Of the 17,716 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Thursday 22 July, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 4,275 in Catalonia – (last 24 hour increase was 4,386)
  • 3,935 in Madrid (4,077)
  • 1,599 in the Basque Country (1,357)
  • 1,494 in Castilla y León (1,499)
  • 1,078 in Galicia (777)
  • 964 in Aragón (1,074)
  • 845 in the Canary Islands (757)
  • 519 in Andalusia (626)
  • 473 in Extremadura (552)
  • 471 in the Valencia Region (479)
  • 425 in Navarra (457)
  • 386 in the Balearic Islands (319)
  • 384 in Asturias (442)
  • 339 in Murcia (305)
  • 285 in Cantabria (289)
  • 144 in La Rioja (152)
  • 74 in Castilla La Mancha (21) 
  • 15 in Ceuta (27)
  • 11 in Melilla (15)

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

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Citizens receiving vaccinations against Covid in Barcelona in March. (Govern.cat)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (up to 22 July) show that Spain has received 55,918,413 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 52,879,267 jabs have been administered. 30,217,311 people have now received at least one jab, representing 63.7% of the total population. 25,060,958 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 52.8% 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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