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Coronavirus in Spain (15 Oct) – incidence rate rises very slightly

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Report below updated in Spain at 19.30h on Fri 15 Oct 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 15 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,984,386. This is an overall increase of 2,248 against the figure released on Thursday, of which 1,068 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Thursday had seen an overall increase of 1,932 over Wednesday, of which 994 were registered in 24 hours

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen for the first time since the end of July, but just by 0.33 to 40.85 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Thursday it was 40.52 and Wednesday 41.45. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Asturias at 17. It is at its highest in Catalonia at 65. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

There have now been 19,382 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,984,386. The figure for the past 7 days is 8,706

There are currently 1,835 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 1,854), representing a 1.50% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (1.52%). 443 are in intensive are (454), representing 4.86% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (4.98%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Friday 15 Oct is now 86,974 – an increase of 57 since Thursday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 1,068 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Friday 15 Oct, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 255 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 43)
  • 162 in Catalonia (65)
  • 128 in the Basque Country (54)
  • 89 in Castilla y León (31)
  • 79 in Andalusia (28)
  • 60 in the Valencia Region (32)
  • 54 in Aragón (51)
  • 48 in the Canary Islands (34)
  • 46 in Murcia (44)
  • 26 in Navarra (43)
  • 24 in Extremadura (38)
  • 23 in the Balearic Islands (53)
  • 22 in Asturias (17)
  • 21 in Cantabria (56)
  • 20 in Galicia (14)
  • 5 in La Rioja (27)
  • 4 in Castilla La Mancha (37)
  • 1 in Ceuta (33)
  • 1 in Melilla (44)

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

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From our archive: customers and workers at the Mercado de Montserrat in Barcelona stop to applaud the health workers in Spring 2020, during the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. (Isaac Planella)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Thursday 14 October) show that Spain has administered 70,982,052 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 37,029,165 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 78.0% 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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