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Coronavirus in Spain (17 Dec) – incidence rate rises 39 points to 511

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Report below updated in Spain at 20.30h on Fri 17 Dec 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 17 December for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 5,455,527. This is an overall increase of 33,359 against the figure released on Thursday, of which 18,773 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Thursday had seen an overall increase of 28,900 over Wednesday, of which 17,309 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen another 39 points to 511.00 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Thursday it was 472.90 and Wednesday 441.69. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Castilla-La Mancha at 245. It is at its highest in Navarra at 1,359 – followed by the Basque Country at 1,038. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged under 11, at 705. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 705.13 (previously 686.24)
  • 12-19 years – 342.27 (306.99)
  • 20-29 years – 631.75 (534.38)
  • 30-39 years – 614.28 (550.61)
  • 40-49 years – 621.50 (582.94)
  • 50-59 years – 448.38 (420.54)
  • 60-69 years – 454.41 (440.87)
  • 70-79 years – 208.10 (208.05)
  • Aged 80 and over – 163.65 (160.83)

There have now been 242,474 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 5,455,527. The figure for the past 7 days is 151,425

There are currently 6,667 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 6,682), representing a 5.35% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (5.35%). 1,306 are in intensive care (1,292), representing 14.03% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (13.92%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Friday 17 Dec is now 88,708 – an increase of 41 since Thursday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 18,773 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Friday 17 Dec, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 5,527 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 482)
  • 2,394 in the Basque Country (1,038)
  • 1,927 in Castilla y León (703)
  • 1,562 in the Canary Islands (425)
  • 1,309 in Aragón (843)
  • 921 in Murcia (538)
  • 916 in Galicia (511)
  • 716 in Navarra (1,359)
  • 704 in Asturias (657)
  • 539 in Andalusia (286)
  • 482 in Extremadura (331)
  • 468 in the Valencia Region (563)
  • 327 in La Rioja (698)
  • 301 in Catalonia (483)
  • 277 in Cantabria (436)
  • 246 in the Balearic Islands (592)
  • 13 in Castilla La Mancha (245)
  • 92 in Ceuta (699)
  • 52 in Melilla (619)

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

Vaccinations against Covid being administered to children in Valencia.
Vaccinations against Covid being administered to children at a school in Valencia. (Valencia Health Dept.)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Thursday 16 December) show that Spain has administered 82,518,671 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 37,777,929 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 79.6% of the total population. A further 10,507,992 ‘booster’ jabs have also been administered. 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. Also read: Spain approves booster jabs against Covid for the over-40s.

On Wednesday 15 December, Spain also started its campaign of administering jabs against Covid-19 to children aged 5-11. Also read: Spain starts vaccinating 5-11 year olds against Covid.

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