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Report below updated in Spain at 19h on Weds 13 Oct 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 13 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,980,206. This is an overall increase of 2,758 against the figure released on Monday, of which 451 have been registered in the past 24 hours. Tuesday was a national holiday in Spain and the health ministry did not release figures.

Monday had seen an overall increase of 3,829 over Friday, of which 308 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 dropped five points to 41.45 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Monday it was 46.08 and Friday 48.18. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Asturias at 16. It is at its highest in Catalonia at 68. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

There have now been 19,668 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,980,206. The figure for the past 7 days is 8,529

There are currently 1,908 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 1,942), representing a 1.57% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (1.60%). 486 are in intensive are (507), representing 5.33% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (5.55%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday 13 Oct is now 86,869 – an increase of 57 since Monday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 451 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Wednesday 13 Oct, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 81 in Catalonia (current incidence rate: 68)
  • 76 in the Basque Country (51)
  • 47 in the Canary Islands (37)
  • 46 in Madrid (43)
  • 45 in Andalusia (28)
  • 27 in Aragón (58)
  • 23 in Castilla y León (27)
  • 17 in Asturias (16)
  • 17 in Extremadura (40)
  • 17 in Murcia (44)
  • 14 in Navarra (43)
  • 11 in the Balearic Islands (52)
  • 11 in Galicia (15)
  • 8 in Cantabria (62)
  • 4 in the Valencia Region (31)
  • 2 in La Rioja (31)
  • 4 in Castilla La Mancha (38)
  • 0 in Ceuta (33)
  • 1 in Melilla (59)

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

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From our archive: workers dismantling one the temporary hospitals set up at a sports pavilion in Barcelona during the first wave of Coronavirus in 2020. (Mariona Gil / Barcelona.cat)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Tuesday 12 October) show that Spain has administered 70,859,558 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 36,961,165 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 77.9% 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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