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Coronavirus in Spain (17 Aug) – incidence rate drops below 400

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Report below updated in Spain at 20h on Tues 17 Aug 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 17 Aug for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,733,602. This is an overall increase of 14,336 against the figure released on Monday, of which 5,558 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Monday had seen an overall increase of 25,726 over Friday, of which 2,749 were registered 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 across Spain has fallen by 17 points to 398.94 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Monday it was 415.90 and Friday 462.23.

The incidence rate has fallen since yesterday for each age group per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days, as follows:

  • Under 11 – 420 (Friday was 427)
  • Aged 12-19 – 854 (876)
  • Aged 20-29 769 (804)
  • Aged 30-39 – 414 (433)
  • Aged 40-49 – 294 (301)
  • Aged 50-59 – 261 (268)
  • Agend 60-69 – 225 (231)
  • Aged 70-79 – 192 (196)
  • Over 80 – 264 (264)

There have now been 189,300 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,733,602. The figure for the past 7 days is 77,163. 

There are currently 9,191 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain (9,356 yesterday), of which 1,907 are in intensive care (1,931). This represents 20.71% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain (20.96%). It remains highest at 41.35% in Catalonia (43.80%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Tuesday 17 Aug is 82,739 – an increase of 144 since Monday, the highest daily increase since May.

Increase in infections per region

Of the 5,558 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Tuesday 17 Aug, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 1,568 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 352)
  • 1,272 in Catalonia (469)
  • 574 in the Basque Country (502)
  • 290 in Extremadura (183)
  • 270 in the Canary Islands (219)
  • 266 in Castilla y León (0) – no update yesterday
  • 213 in Galicia (189)
  • 174 in Murcia (21)
  • 154 in Navarra (96)
  • 137 in the Valencia Region (16)
  • 126 in the Balearic Islands (91)
  • 110 in Cantabria (193)
  • 80 in Aragón (158)
  • 79 in Andalusia (122)
  • 71 in La Rioja (49)
  • 46 in Asturias (55)
  • in Castilla La Mancha (2) 
  • 97 in Ceuta (17)
  • 28 in Melilla (15)

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

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Vaccinations in Valencia. (GVA.es)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (up to 17 Aug) show that Spain has administered 61,723,171 jabs of Covid-19 vaccines. 34,867,478 people have now received at least one jab, representing 73.5% of the total population. 29,968,303 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 63.2% of the total population. In a separate report, we publish the amount of vaccines administered for each region and its population in Spain, as well as the overall percentage of citizens vaccinated per age group: Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Click here for all previous reports on: Coronavirus in Spain

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