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Coronavirus in Spain (23 Sept) – incidence rate falls to 71

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Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Thurs 23 Sept 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 23 Sept for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,943,855. This is an overall increase of 3,031 against the figure released on Wednesday, of which 1,307 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 2,840 over Tuesday, of which 1,449 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 3 points to 71.86 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Wednesday it was 74.19 and Tuesday 78.88.

The region with the lowest overall incidence rate is Asturias at 18.06. Only two regions have an incidence rate higher than 100: the Balearic Islands (100.72) and Cantabria (103.62).

There have now been 34,100 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,943,855. The figure for the past 7 days is 14,002. 

There are currently 3,056 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 3,237), of which 867 are in intensive are (894). This represents 9.52% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (9.80%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Thursday 23 Sept is now 86,185 – an increase of 100 since Wednesday.

Increase in infections per region

Of the 1,307 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Thursday 23 Sept, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 324 in Madrid (last 24hr increase: 371)
  • 220 in Catalonia (191)
  • 105 in the Basque Country (116)
  • 86 in Aragón (134)
  • 86 in Murcia (78)
  • 85 in Andalusia (81)
  • 67 in Castilla y León (86)
  • 65 in the Canary Islands (98)
  • 53 in Extremadura (47)
  • 44 in Cantabria (40)
  • 41 in the Valencia Region (57)
  • 35 in the Balearic Islands (23)
  • 31 in Galicia (63)
  • 18 in La Rioja (8)
  • 16 in Navarra (27)
  • 10 in Asturias (10)
  • 8 in Castilla La Mancha (0)
  • 6 in Ceuta (12)
  • 7 in Melilla (7)

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

Vaccinations at the Palau d'Esports Catalunya in Tarragona
From our archive: vaccinations at the Palau d’Esports Catalunya in Tarragona. (Catalan Health Dept)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Wednesday 22 September) show that Spain has administered 69,642,236 jabs of Covid-19 vaccines. 37,538,323 people have now received at least one jab, representing 79.1% of the total population. 36,259,105 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 76.4% 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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