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Coronavirus in Spain (23 Dec) – incidence rate now at 911

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Report below updated in Spain at 21.45h on Thurs 23 Dec 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 23 December for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 5,718,007. This is an overall increase of 72,912 against the figure released on Wednesday, of which 41,433 have been registered in the past 24 hours. For the third consecutive day Spain has set a new record for the increase in cases in the country.

Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 60,041 over Tuesday, of which 37,609 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen another 127 points to 911.31 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Wednesday it was 784.20 and Tuesday 695.38. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Castilla-La Mancha at 428. It is at its highest in Navarra at 1,750. It is also over 1,000 in six other regions: the Basque Country, Aragón, Castilla y León, Madrid, Murcia and La Rioja. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged 20-29, at 1,429. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 1,074.76 (previously 957.59)
  • 12-19 years – 741.95 (619.31)
  • 20-29 years – 1,429.85 (1,180.11)
  • 30-39 years – 1,222.10 (1,029.34)
  • 40-49 years – 1,087.63 (937.59)
  • 50-59 years – 810.40 (699.33)
  • 60-69 years – 643.02 (583.03)
  • 70-79 years – 278.28 (254.16)
  • Aged 80 and over – 235.00 (209.31)

There have now been 432,422 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 5,718,007. The figure for the past 7 days is 267,432

There are currently 7,924 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 7,732), representing a 6.40% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (6.23%). 1,515 are in intensive care (1,466), representing 16.27% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (15.77%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Thursday 23 Dec is now 89,019 – an increase of 82 since Wednesday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 41,433 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Thursday 23 Dec, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 13,122 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 1,284)
  • 4,514 in Castilla y León (1,233)
  • 4,241 in the Basque Country (1,404)
  • 3,820 in Catalonia (876)
  • 2,799 in the Canary Islands (868)
  • 2,068 in Aragón (1,217)
  • 1,842 in Extremadura (808)
  • 1,636 in Galicia (683)
  • 1,578 in Navarra (1,750)
  • 1,525 in Murcia (1,008)
  • 1,016 in Asturias (875)
  • 831 in the Valencia Region (813)
  • 741 in Cantabria (703)
  • 562 in Andalusia (572)
  • 526 in the Balearic Islands (795)
  • 463 in La Rioja (1,341)
  • 26 in Castilla La Mancha (428)
  • 60 in Ceuta (995)
  • 63 in Melilla (757)

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

Christmas market near the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
From our archive: people with face masks at the Christmas market near the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. (Laura Guerrero).

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Wednesday 22 December) show that Spain has administered 84,868,049 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 37,832,328 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 79.7% of the total population. A further 12,254,905 ‘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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