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Coronavirus in Spain (26 Oct) – incidence rate drops slightly again

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Report below updated in Spain at 22h on Tues 26 Oct 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 26 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 5,004,143. This is an overall increase of 1,926 against the figure released on Monday, of which 1,146 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Monday had seen an overall increase of 4,485 over Friday, of which 496 were registered in 24 hours

The overall incidence rate across Spain has dropped slightly, by nearly four decimal points, to 46.01 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days – after four consecutive rises. On Monday it was 46.38 and Friday 44.49. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Galicia at 14. It is at its highest in the Basque Country at 75. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

There have now been 21,833 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 5,004,143. The figure for the past 7 days is 11,006

There are currently 1,753 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 1,799), representing a 1.43% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (1.47%). 434 are in intensive care (437), representing 4.76% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (4.80%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Tuesday 26 Oct is now 87,186 – an increase of 52 since Monday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 1,146 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Tuesday 26 Oct, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 238 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 48)
  • 232 in Catalonia (58)
  • 117 in the Basque Country (75)
  • 108 in Castilla y León (48)
  • 77 in the Canary Islands (43)
  • 68 in Aragón (62)
  • 46 in the Balearic Islands (66)
  • 40 in the Valencia Region (49)
  • 35 in Galicia (14)
  • 34 in Murcia (55)
  • 33 in Navarra (68)
  • 30 in Andalusia (31)
  • 30 in Extremadura (32)
  • 27 in Asturias (27)
  • 17 in Cantabria (42)
  • 8 in La Rioja (26)
  • 3 in Castilla La Mancha (37)
  • in Ceuta (16)
  • in Melilla (22)

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

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From our archive: an image of the Pau Farinetes sculpture in Barcelona during the first de-escalation of lockdown restrictions in 2020. (Edu Bayer)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Monday 25 October) show that Spain has administered 71,366,561 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 37,250,048 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 78.5% 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

Click here for all previous reports on: Coronavirus in Spain

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