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Coronavirus in Spain (17 Nov) – incidence rate now at 96

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Report below updated in Spain at 18.15h on Weds 17 Nov 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 17 November for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 5,067,712. This is an overall increase of 6,667 against the figure released on Tuesday, of which 3,586 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 4,091 over Monday, of which 2,793 were registered in 24 hours

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen eight points to 96.12 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Tuesday it was 88.65 and Monday 82.02. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Asturias at 48. It is at its highest in Navarra at 247. It is also over 100 in the Basque Country, Aragón, Valencia, the Baleares, the Canary Islands, La Rioja and Catalonia. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

Due to the number of citizens fully vaccinated (see below and link), Spain is reclassifying the ‘low risk’ threshold of Covid as being for incidence rates up to 100. Previously it was up to 50. ‘Medium risk’ is to be considered between 100-300, with ‘high risk’ at 300-500 and ‘extreme risk’ above 500 per 100,000 inhabitants over 14 days.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged under 11, at 141. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 141.08 (previously 128.31)
  • 12-19 years – 52.13 (48.65)
  • 20-29 years – 77.80 (72.73)
  • 30-39 years – 101.71 (93.78)
  • 40-49 years – 113.14 (104.13)
  • 50-59 years – 85.71 (77.35)
  • 60-69 years – 91.62 (84.11)
  • 70-79 years – 88.66 (81.97)
  • Aged 80 and over – 71.52 (67.11)

There have now been 45,609 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 5,067,712. The figure for the past 7 days is 26,407

There are currently 2,260 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 2,164), representing a 1.82% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (1.75%). 447 are in intensive care (427), representing 4.90% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (4.68%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday 17 Nov is now 87,775 – an increase of 30 since Tuesday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 3,586 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Wednesday 17 Nov, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 721 in Catalonia (current incidence rate: 130)
  • 565 in Madrid (83)
  • 483 in the Basque Country (201)
  • 307 in Castilla y León (97)
  • 231 in Aragón (153)
  • 226 in the Canary Islands (102)
  • 185 in the Valencia Region (101)
  • 172 in Navarra (247)
  • 139 in Galicia (59)
  • 136 in Andalusia (51)
  • 126 in Murcia (84)
  • 109 in the Balearic Islands (133)
  • 51 in Extremadura (51)
  • 47 in La Rioja (126)
  • 44 in Asturias (48)
  • 33 in Cantabria (69)
  • 2 in Castilla La Mancha (58)
  • in Ceuta (33)
  • in Melilla (63)

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

A man accompanying an elderly lady
A man accompanying an elderly lady in Barcelona during the Coronavirus crisis. (Clara Soler)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Tuesday 16 November) show that Spain has administered 74,168,369 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 37,487,833 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 79.0% 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

Click here for all previous reports on: Coronavirus in Spain

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