21st October 2021
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Coronavirus in Spain (16 Sept) – incidence rate under 100, first time since June

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Report below updated in Spain at 18h on Thurs 16 Sept 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 16 Sept for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,926,324. This is an overall increase of 4,075 against the figure released on Wednesday, of which 1,727 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 3,723 over Tuesday, of which 1,762 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 5 points to 96.30 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days – the first time it has dropped below 100 since 25 June. On Wednesday it was 101.55 and Tuesday 109.38. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Asturias at 31, followed by Valencia (65) and the Canary Islands (73). It is at its highest in Catalonia (209).

There have now been 45,697 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,926,324. The figure for the past 7 days is 18,520. 

There are currently 3,947 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 4,425), of which 1,058 are in intensive are (1,058). This represents 11.62% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain (12%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Thursday 16 Sept is now 85,638 – an increase of 101 since Wednesday.

Increase in infections per region

Of the 1,727 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Thursday 16 Sept, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 422 in Madrid (last 24hr increase: 462)
  • 272 in Catalonia (278) 
  • 195 in the Basque Country (182)
  • 130 in Aragón (86)
  • 105 in Murcia (47)
  • 88 in the Canary Islands (110)
  • 79 in the Valencia Region (77)
  • 77 in Galicia (61)
  • 60 in Extremadura (43)
  • 59 in Castilla y León (149)
  • 54 in Andalusia (115)
  • 49 in Navarra (44)
  • 46 in Cantabria (0) – no update yesterday
  • 42 in the Balearic Islands (44)
  • 11 in Castilla La Mancha (7)
  • 10 in La Rioja (14)
  • in Asturias (10)
  • 9 in Ceuta (17)
  • 10 in Melilla (16)

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

A home care worker receiving a jab against Covid-19 in Barcelona.
A healthcare worker receiving a jab against Covid-19 in Barcelona during February. (Laura Guerrero)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Wednesday 15 September) show that Spain has administered 68,955,191 jabs of Covid-19 vaccines. 37,341,455 people have now received at least one jab, representing 78.7% of the total population. 35,688,441 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 75.2% 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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