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Citizens arriving for vaccinations in La Rioja region during August. (LaRioja.org)
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Coronavirus in Spain (20 Aug) – incidence rate falls to 345

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Report below updated in Spain at 23.30h on Fri 20 Aug 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 20 Aug for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,770,453. This is an overall increase of 12,450 against the figure released on Thursday, of which 6,313 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Thursday had seen an overall increase of 12,445 over Wednesday, of which 6,811 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 another 15 points to 345.18 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Thursday it was 360.56 and Wednesday 378.13.

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

  • Under 11 – 374 (Thursday was 387)
  • Aged 12-19 – 726 (762)
  • Aged 20-29 620 (665)
  • Aged 30-39 – 350 (368)
  • Aged 40-49 – 265 (273)
  • Aged 50-59 – 233 (241)
  • Agend 60-69 – 197 (205)
  • Aged 70-79 – 175 (180)
  • Over 80 – 250 (254)

There have now been 163,790 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,770,453. The figure for the past 7 days is 65,130. 

There are currently 8,166 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain (8,507 yesterday), of which 1,818 are in intensive care (1,847). This represents 19.83% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain (20.12%). It remains highest at 40.93% in Catalonia (42.50%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Friday 20 Aug is 83,136 – another increase of 132 since Thursday.

Increase in infections per region

Of the 6,313 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Friday 20 Aug, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 1,397 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 1,665)
  • 863 in Catalonia (945)
  • 573 in the Basque Country (633)
  • 556 in Castilla y León (567)
  • 450 in Galicia (291)
  • 442 in Extremadura (435)
  • 413 in Aragón (400)
  • 277 in the Canary Islands (313)
  • 270 in Andalusia (290)
  • 221 in Murcia (281)
  • 173 in the Valencia Region (196)
  • 137 in Cantabria (179)
  • 135 in the Balearic Islands (182)
  • 134 in Navarra (150)
  • 103 in La Rioja (104)
  • 85 in Asturias (94)
  • 15 in Castilla La Mancha (19) 
  • 30 in Ceuta (34)
  • 39 in Melilla (33)

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

Citizens arriving for vaccinations in La Rioja region during August. (LaRioja.org)
Citizens arriving for vaccinations in La Rioja region during August. (LaRioja.org)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (up to 20 Aug) show that Spain has administered 63,090,941 jabs of Covid-19 vaccines. 35,442,173 people have now received at least one jab, representing 74.7% of the total population. 31,096,470 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 65.5% 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

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