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Coronavirus in Spain (7 Oct) – ‘low risk’ for first time in 15 months

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Report below updated in Spain at 18h on Thurs 7 Oct 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 7 Oct for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,971,310. This is an overall increase of 1,807 against the figure released on Wednesday, of which 792 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 2,303 over Tuesday, of which 995 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 48.92 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days – below the ‘low risk’ threshold of 50 for the first time in 15 months, since the end of July 2020. On Wednesday it was 50.96 and Tuesday 52.51. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Asturias at 15. It is at its highest in Cantabria at 79. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

There have now been 23,215 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,971,310. The figure for the past 7 days is 10,378

There are currently 2,088 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 2,235), representing a 1.71% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (1.83%). 551 are in intensive are (611), representing 6.02% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (6.67%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Thursday 7 Oct is now 86,701 – an increase of 23 since Wednesday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 792 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Thursday 7 Oct, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 215 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 52)
  • 84 in the Basque Country (55)
  • 70 in Andalusia (36)
  • 63 in Aragón (73)
  • 59 in the Canary Islands (46)
  • 59 in Castilla y León (32)
  • 33 in Navarra (43)
  • 31 in Extremadura (47)
  • 29 in Cantabria (79)
  • 28 in Murcia (52)
  • 27 in the Balearic Islands (65)
  • 24 in Catalonia (76)
  • 22 in the Valencia Region (38)
  • 18 in Galicia (19)
  • 11 in Asturias (15)
  • 11 in La Rioja (38)
  • 6 in Castilla La Mancha (46)
  • 1 in Ceuta (59)
  • 1 in Melilla (96)

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

Cleaner working at temporary hospital
From our archive: a cleaner working at one of the temporary hospitals that had been set up at the Pavelló Salut Guinardó in Barcelona during the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring 2020. (Isaac Planella / Barcelona.cat)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Wednesday 6 October) show that Spain has administered 70,646,137 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 36,832,362 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 77.6% 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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