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Coronavirus in Spain (29 Dec) – over 100,000 more cases, incidence rate at 1,508

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Report below updated in Spain at 21.15h on Weds 29 Dec 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 29 December for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 6,133,057. This is an overall increase of 100,760 against the figure released on Tuesday – the highest overall increase to date – of which 59,867 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 99,671 over Monday, of which 54,655 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen 148 points to 1,508.39 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Tuesday it was 1,360.62 and Monday 1206.21. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Andalusia at 978. It is at its highest in Navarra at 3,236. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged 20-29, at 2,484. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 1,580.86 (previously 1,466.68)
  • 12-19 years – 1,422.85 (1,249.73)
  • 20-29 years – 2,484.79 (2,258.16)
  • 30-39 years – 2,033.29 (1,845.59)
  • 40-49 years – 1,797.45 (1,613.75)
  • 50-59 years – 1,408.87 (1249.44)
  • 60-69 years – 867.47 (800.83)
  • 70-79 years – 417.85 (371.23)
  • Aged 80 and over – 376.07 (332.42)

There have now been 715,741 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 6,133,057. The figure for the past 7 days is 434,575

There are currently 10,411 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 9,852), representing a 8.51% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (8.06%). 1,773 are in intensive care (1,736), representing 19.10% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (18.71%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday 29 Dec is now 89,331 – an increase of 78 since Tuesday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 59,867 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Wednesday 29 Dec, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 16,612 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 2,224)
  • 8,148 in Castilla y León (2,224)
  • 7,179 in the Basque Country (2,341)
  • 4,689 in the Canary Islands (1,502)
  • 4,616 in Aragón (2,066)
  • 3,465 in Extremadura (1,869)
  • 3,323 in Galicia (1,214)
  • 3,227 in Navarra (3,236)
  • 2,135 in Murcia (1,228)
  • 1,925 in Asturias (1,359)
  • 1,338 in Cantabria (1,316)
  • 1,156 in the Balearic Islands (1,192)
  • 754 in the Valencia Region (1,082)
  • 536 in Andalusia (978)
  • 424 in La Rioja (2,537)
  • 48 in Catalonia (1,251)
  • 3 in Castilla La Mancha (1,211)
  • 146 in Ceuta (1,142)
  • 143 in Melilla (939)

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

A young boy receiving a vaccination jab against Covid
A young boy receiving a vaccination jab against Covid 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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