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Report below updated in Spain at 21.45h on Tues 28 Dec 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 28 December for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 6,032,297. This is an overall increase of 99,671 against the figure released on Monday, of which 54,655 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Monday had seen an overall increase of 214,619 over Thursday, of which 23,311 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen 154 points to 1,360.62 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Monday it was 1,206.21 and Thursday 911.31. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Valencia at 898. It is at its highest in Navarra at 2,339. It is also over 2,000 in Madrid, the Basque Country 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 2,258. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 1,466.68 (previously 1,332.35)
  • 12-19 years – 1,249.73 (1,064.14)
  • 20-29 years – 2,258.16 (2,006.68)
  • 30-39 years – 1,845.59 (1,648.45)
  • 40-49 years – 1,613.75 (1,423.20)
  • 50-59 years – 1,249.44 (1,087.98)
  • 60-69 years – 800.83 (735.19)
  • 70-79 years – 371.23 (327.27)
  • Aged 80 and over – 332.42 (295.59)

There have now been 645,624 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 6,032,297. The figure for the past 7 days is 403,416

There are currently 9,852 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 9,530), representing a 8.06% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (7.69%). 1,736 are in intensive care (1,715), representing 18.71% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (18.26%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Tuesday 28 Dec is now 89,253 – an increase of 114 since Monday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 54,655 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Tuesday 28 Dec, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 17,007 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 2,018)
  • 5,981 in the Basque Country (2,105)
  • 5,745 in Castilla y León (1,941)
  • 5,545 in Catalonia (1,185)
  • 3,778 in the Canary Islands (1,332)
  • 3,227 in Aragón (1,783)
  • 2,538 in Galicia (1,068)
  • 2,495 in Extremadura (1,566)
  • 2,416 in Navarra (2,716)
  • 1,419 in Murcia (1,228)
  • 1,106 in Asturias (1,199)
  • 920 in Cantabria (1,120)
  • 819 in the Balearic Islands (1,042)
  • 658 in La Rioja (2,485)
  • 455 in the Valencia Region (999)
  • 334 in Andalusia (898)
  • 2 in Castilla La Mancha (1,064)
  • 130 in Ceuta (1,087)
  • 80 in Melilla (844)

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

Children arriving for vaccinations
Children arriving for vaccinations in La Rioja region. (LaRioja.org)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Sunday 26 December) show that Spain has administered 85,443,894 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 37,853,370 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 79.8% of the total population. A further 12,720,094 ‘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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