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Coronavirus in Spain (8 Sept) – incidence rate now at 150 ‘medium risk’

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Report below updated in Spain at 18h on Weds 8 Sept 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 8 Sept for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,898,258. This is an overall increase of 5,618 against the figure released on Tuesday, of which 2,741 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 5,246 over Monday, of which 2,311 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 10 points to 150.37 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Tuesday it was 160.73 and Monday 176.74.

There have now been 71,353 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,898,258. The figure for the past 7 days is 26,608. 

There are currently 5,344 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain (5,584 yesterday), of which 1,313 are in intensive are (1,349). This represents 14.36% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain (14.74%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday 8 Sept is now 85,147 – an increase of 81 since Tuesday. This is the first time the daily increase in deaths has been below 100 in three weeks.

Increase in infections per region

Of the 2,741 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Wednesday 8 Sept, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 716 in Madrid (last 24hr increase: 553)
  • 382 in Catalonia (470) – no update yesterday 
  • 246 in the Basque Country (231)
  • 207 in Castilla y León (157)
  • 175 in Aragón (126)
  • 146 in Andalusia (66)
  • 145 in Extremadura (122)
  • 127 in Murcia (111)
  • 123 in the Canary Islands (105)
  • 92 in Galicia (88)
  • 70 in the Valencia Region (33)
  • 63 in the Balearic Islands (52)
  • 60 in Cantabria (58)
  • 53 in Navarra (68)
  • 49 in Castilla La Mancha (7)
  • 29 in Asturias (20)
  • 18 in La Rioja (21)
  • 20 in Ceuta (11)
  • 20 in Melilla (12)

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

A man giving the thumbs up whilst receiving a jab of the Covid-19 vaccine in Barcelona
A man giving the thumbs up whilst receiving a jab of the Covid-19 vaccine in Barcelona. (Mariona Gil)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Tuesday 7 September) show that Spain has administered 67,798,496 jabs of Covid-19 vaccines. 37,008,271 people have now received at least one jab, representing 78.0% of the total population. 34,739,745 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 73.2% 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

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