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Coronavirus in Spain (22 Sept) – Covid occupation of ICUs now under 10%

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Report below updated in Spain at 19.15h on Weds 22 Sept 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 22 Sept for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,940,824. This is an overall increase of 2,840 against the figure released on Tuesday, of which 1,449 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 2,450 over Monday, of which 1,306 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 4 points to 74.19 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Tuesday it was 78.88 and Monday 83.43. The age group with the highest incidence rate is now those aged under 12, where it is 115.

The region with the lowest overall incidence rate is Asturias at 19. Only three regions have an incidence rate higher than 100: the Balearic Islands (103), Cantabria (105) and the Basque Country (101).

There have now been 35,202 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,940,824. The figure for the past 7 days is 14,255. 

There are currently 3,237 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 3,450), of which 894 are in intensive are (931). This represents 9.80% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (10.21%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday 22 Sept is now 86,085 – an increase of 102 since Tuesday.

Increase in infections per region

Of the 1,449 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Wednesday 22 Sept, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 371 in Madrid (last 24hr increase: 342)
  • 191 in Catalonia (246)
  • 134 in Aragón (90)
  • 116 in the Basque Country (107)
  • 98 in the Canary Islands (81)
  • 86 in Castilla y León (78)
  • 81 in Andalusia (52)
  • 78 in Murcia (77)
  • 63 in Galicia (30)
  • 57 in the Valencia Region (37)
  • 47 in Extremadura (40)
  • 40 in Cantabria (37)
  • 27 in Navarra (23)
  • 23 in the Balearic Islands (44)
  • 10 in Asturias (0) – no update yesterday
  • in La Rioja (6)
  • 0 in Castilla La Mancha (0)
  • 12 in Ceuta (8)
  • 7 in Melilla (8)

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

Pabellón Salud Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona
From our archive: workers dismantling one of the field hospitals, the Pabellón Salud Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona, that had been set up during the height of the first wave of Covid in Spring 2020. (Clara Soler Chopo)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data still collated up to Tuesday 21 September) show that Spain has administered 69,549,078 jabs of Covid-19 vaccines. 37,508,658 people have now received at least one jab, representing 79.0% of the total population. 36,184,677 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 76.3% 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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