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Coronavirus in Spain (20 Oct) – incidence rate rises, hospitalisations fall

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Report below updated in Spain at 18h on Weds 20 Oct 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 20 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 4,993,295. This is an overall increase of 2,528 against the figure released on Tuesday, of which 1,285 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 1,889 over Monday, of which 1,057 were registered in 24 hours

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen again to 43.15 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Tuesday it was 41.90 and Monday 42.51. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Asturias at 21. It is at its highest in Catalonia at 64. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

There have now been 20,475 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 4,993,295. The figure for the past 7 days is 11,003

There are currently 1,828 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 1,848), representing a 1.49% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (1.51%). 447 are in intensive care (433), representing 4.91% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (4.76%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday 20 Oct is now 87,082 – an increase of 31 since Tuesday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 1,285 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Wednesday 20 Oct, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 338 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 45)
  • 181 in Catalonia (64)
  • 140 in the Basque Country (63)
  • 108 in Castilla y León (40)
  • 94 in Aragón (57)
  • 78 in the Canary Islands (35)
  • 71 in the Valencia Region (38)
  • 52 in Andalusia (29)
  • 46 in Murcia (52)
  • 43 in Navarra (58)
  • 35 in Cantabria (51)
  • 31 in Extremadura (36)
  • 24 in the Balearic Islands (55)
  • 15 in Asturias (21)
  • 13 in Galicia (14)
  • 8 in La Rioja (29)
  • 5 in Castilla La Mancha (36)
  • 0 in Ceuta (17)
  • 3 in Melilla (37)

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

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From our archive: mass Covid-19 tests being carried out in Barcelona during 2020. (Catalan Health Dept)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Monday 18 October) show that Spain has administered 71,072,261 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 37,086,628 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 78.2% 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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