Report below updated in Spain at 19h on Fri 8 Oct
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 8 Oct for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,973,619. This is an overall increase of 2,309 against the figure released on Thursday, of which 956 have been registered in the past 24 hours.
Thursday had seen an overall increase of 1,807 over Wednesday, of which 792 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 remained flat at 48.18 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days – still below the ‘low risk’ threshold of under 50. On Thursday it was 48.92 and Wednesday 50.96. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Asturias at 14. It is at its highest in Cantabria and Catalonia at 77. See below for the incidence rate for each region.
There have now been 22,862 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,973,619. The figure for the past 7 days is 9,725.
There are currently 2,136 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 2,088), representing a 1.75% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (1.71%). 550 are in intensive are (551), representing 6.00% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (6.02%).
The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Friday 8 Oct is now 86,778 – an increase of 77 since Thursday.
Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate
Of the 956 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Friday 8 Oct, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 244 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 51)
- 132 in Catalonia (77)
- 98 in the Basque Country (55)
- 80 in Castilla y León (33)
- 64 in Aragón (70)
- 60 in the Canary Islands (45)
- 51 in Andalusia (34)
- 50 in Murcia (49)
- 34 in Cantabria (77)
- 33 in Extremadura (47)
- 26 in the Valencia Region (37)
- 23 in the Balearic Islands (64)
- 21 in Navarra (42)
- 13 in Asturias (14)
- 12 in Galicia (17)
- 5 in La Rioja (34)
- 2 in Castilla La Mancha (45)
- 4 in Ceuta (61)
- 4 in Melilla (90)
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 Thursday 6 October) show that Spain has administered 70,699,744 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 36,867,685 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 77.7% 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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