Report below updated in Spain at 19h on Weds 6 Oct
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 6 Oct for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,969,503. This is an overall increase of 2,303 against the figure released on Tuesday, of which 995 have been registered in the past 24 hours.
Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 1,801 over Monday, of which 905 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 two points to 50.96 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days – on the verge of ‘low risk’, which is considered below 50 by Spain’s Health Ministry. On Tuesday it was 52.51 and Monday 54.12. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Asturias at 15. It is at its highest in Cantabria at 82. See below for the incidence rate for each region.
There have now been 24,180 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,969,503. The figure for the past 7 days is 10,129.
There are currently 2,235 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 2,509), representing a 1.83% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (2.06%). 611 are in intensive are (604), representing 6.67% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (6.61%).
The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday 6 Oct is now 86,678 – an increase of 57 since Tuesday.
Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate
Of the 995 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Wednesday 6 Oct, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 301 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 55)
- 165 in Catalonia (80)
- 83 in the Basque Country (56)
- 79 in Aragón (75)
- 60 in the Canary Islands (47)
- 57 in Castilla y León (33)
- 52 in Murcia (57)
- 42 in Andalusia (37)
- 34 in Extremadura (48)
- 32 in the Valencia Region (39)
- 28 in the Balearic Islands (67)
- 27 in Cantabria (82)
- 15 in Galicia (19)
- 7 in Navarra (41)
- 4 in La Rioja (40)
- 4 in Asturias (15)
- 4 in Castilla La Mancha (47)
- 0 in Ceuta (65)
- 1 in Melilla (103)
A full breakdown of the data per region can be found by clicking here.
Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain
Latest figures (with data collated up to Monday 4 October) show that Spain has administered 70,279,166 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 36,771,680 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 77.5% 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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