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Coronavirus in Spain (4 Jan) – incidence rate continues to rise, now at 2,433

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Report below updated in Spain at 19.45h on Tues 4 Jan 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 4 January for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 6,785,286. This is an overall increase of 117,775 against the figure released on Monday, of which 72,867 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Monday had seen an overall increase of 372,766 over Thursday, of which 36,876 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen 138 points to 2,433 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Monday it was 2,295 and Thursday 1,775. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Andalusia at 1,543. It is at its highest in Navarra at 5,977 – followed by the Basque Country at 4,505. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged 20-29, at 3,831. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 2,277 (previously 2,202)
  • 12-19 years – 2,462 (2,307)
  • 20-29 years – 3,831 (3,639)
  • 30-39 years – 3,228 (3,066)
  • 40-49 years – 2,952 (2,786)
  • 50-59 years – 2,380 (2,222)
  • 60-69 years – 1,293 (1,221)
  • 70-79 years – 824 (750)
  • Aged 80 and over – 776 (697)

There have now been 1,153,324 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 6,785,286. The figure for the past 7 days is 646,715

There are currently 12,942 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 12,339), representing a 10.58% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (10.10%). 1,983 are in intensive care (1,974), representing 21.35% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (21.18%). It as at the highest in Catalonia at 41.07% followed by 30% in the Basque Country.

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Tuesday 4 Jan is now 89,689 – an increase of 116 since Monday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 72,867 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Tuesday 4 Jan, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 14,288 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 2,666)
  • 11,459 in the Basque Country (4,505)
  • 11,424 in Catalonia (2,614)
  • 7,825 in Castilla y León (3,472)
  • 5,767 in Aragón (3,801)
  • 4,381 in the Canary Islands (2,039)
  • 3,127 in Navarra (5,977)
  • 3,060 in Extremadura (3,001)
  • 2,710 in Galicia (2,119)
  • 2,438 in Murcia (1,670)
  • 1,679 in Cantabria (2,297)
  • 1,648 in Asturias (2,146)
  • 1,113 in the Balearic Islands (1,762)
  • 685 in the Valencia Region (1,692)
  • 449 in La Rioja (3,032)
  • 435 in Andalusia (1,543)
  • 5 in Castilla La Mancha (2,342)
  • 175 in Ceuta (1,676)
  • 199 in Melilla (1,479)

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

Christmas shopping in La Rambla of Barcelona.
Recent image of people Christmas shopping in La Rambla of Barcelona. (Laura Guerrero)

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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