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Coronavirus in Spain (18 Oct) – incidence rate rises by 2 points

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Report below updated in Spain at 19.30h on Mon 18 Oct 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 18 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,988,878. This is an overall increase of 4,492 against the figure released on Friday, of which 455 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Friday had seen an overall increase of 2,248 over Thursday, of which 1,068 were registered in 24 hours

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen by two points since Friday to 42.51 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Friday it was 40.85 and Thursday 40.52. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Asturias at 20. It is at its highest in Catalonia at 68. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

There have now been 20,169 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,988,878. The figure for the past 7 days is 9,818

There are currently 1,851 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 1,835), representing a 1.52% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (1.50%). 444 are in intensive care (443), representing 4.86% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (4.86%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Monday 18 Oct is now 87,030 – an increase of 56 since Friday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 455 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Monday 18 Oct, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 81 in the Basque Country (current incidence rate: 60)
  • 62 in Catalonia (68)
  • 54 in Madrid (44)
  • 46 in the Canary Islands (33)
  • 38 in Navarra (49)
  • 36 in Castilla y León (35)
  • 30 in Aragón (52)
  • 22 in Cantabria (52)
  • 18 in Extremadura (37)
  • 14 in Asturias (20)
  • 12 in Andalusia (29)
  • 11 in Murcia (49)
  • 8 in the Balearic Islands (54)
  • 8 in Galicia (14)
  • 8 in La Rioja (27)
  • 6 in the Valencia Region (35)
  • 1 in Castilla La Mancha (39)
  • 0 in Ceuta (21)
  • 0 in Melilla (36)

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

Antigen tests for Covid-19 being carried out in Madrid region.
From our archive: antigen tests for Covid-19 being carried out in San Sebastián de los Reyes in the Madrid region.

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Sunday 17 October) show that Spain has administered 71,048,577 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 37,074,146 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 78.1% 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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