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Coronavirus in Spain (3 Jan) – incidence rate jumps 520 points to 2,295

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Report below updated in Spain at 20h on Mon 3 Jan 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 3 January for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 6,667,511. This is an overall increase of 372,766 against the figure released on Thursday, of which 36,876 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Thursday had seen an overall increase of 161,688 over Wednesday, of which 74,487 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen 520 points to 2,295 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Thursday it was 1,775 and Wednesday 1,508. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Andalusia at 1,482. It is at its highest in Navarra at 5,523 – followed by the Basque Country at 4,142. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged 20-29, at 3,639. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 2,202 (previously 1,799)
  • 12-19 years – 2,307 (1,716)
  • 20-29 years – 3,639 (2,880)
  • 30-39 years – 3,066 (2,353)
  • 40-49 years – 2,786 (2,134)
  • 50-59 years – 2,222 (1,699)
  • 60-69 years – 1,221 (1,005)
  • 70-79 years – 750 (521)
  • Aged 80 and over – 697 (465)

There have now been 1,088,177 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 6,667,511. The figure for the past 7 days is 638,832

There are currently 12,339 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 10,768), representing a 10.10% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (8.81%). 1,974 are in intensive care (1,803), representing 21.18% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (19.42%) – the first time it has been over 20% again since last August.

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Monday 3 Jan is now 89,573 – an increase of 168 since Thursday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 36,876 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Monday 3 Jan, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 8,884 in the Basque Country (current incidence rate: 4,142)
  • 4,482 in Catalonia (2,614)
  • 4,293 in Madrid (2,600)
  • 3,920 in Castilla y León (3,167)
  • 3,286 in Aragón (3,440)
  • 2,004 in Galicia (1,975)
  • 1,809 in the Canary Islands (1,857)
  • 1,918 in Asturias (2,039)
  • 1,659 in Extremadura (2,794)
  • 1,657 in Navarra (5,523)
  • 998 in Cantabria (2,066)
  • 554 in Murcia (1,529)
  • 415 in the Balearic Islands (1,547)
  • 383 in La Rioja (2,916)
  • 305 in Andalusia (1,482)
  • 143 in the Valencia Region (1,600)
  • 1 in Castilla La Mancha (2,243)
  • 116 in Ceuta (1,536)
  • 49 in Melilla (1,332)

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

Vaccinations against Covid in Valencia.
Vaccinations against Covid in Valencia. (GVA.es)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Sunday 2 January) show that Spain has administered 84,250,146 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 38,016,879 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 80.1% of the total population. A further 14,272,046 ‘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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