20th January 2022
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Coronavirus in Spain (5 Jan) – incidence rate rises another 141 points to 2,574

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Report below updated in Spain at 20h on Weds 5 Jan 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 5 January for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 6,922,466. This is an overall increase of 137,180 against the figure released on Tuesday, of which 83,334 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 117,775 over Monday, of which 72,867 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen 141 points to 2,574 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Tuesday it was 2,433 and Monday 2,295. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Andalusia at 1,528. It is at its highest in Navarra at 6,422 – followed by the Basque Country at 4,959. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged 20-29, at 3,980. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 2,281 (previously 2,277)
  • 12-19 years – 2,690 (2,462)
  • 20-29 years – 3,980 (3,831)
  • 30-39 years – 3,220 (3,228)
  • 40-49 years – 3,094 (2,952)
  • 50-59 years – 2,580 (2,380)
  • 60-69 years – 1,410 (1,293)
  • 70-79 years – 916 (824)
  • Aged 80 and over – 884 (776)

There have now been 1,219,910 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 6,922,466. The figure for the past 7 days is 654,766

There are currently 13,359 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 12,942), representing a 10.91% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (10.58%). 2,005 are in intensive care (1,983), representing 21.58% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (21.35%). It as at the highest in Catalonia at 40% 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 Wednesday 5 Jan is now 89,837 – an increase of 148 since Tuesday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 83,334 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Wednesday 5 Jan, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 14,845 in Madrid (current incidence rate: 2,667)
  • 13,224 in the Basque Country (4,959)
  • 11,619 in Catalonia (2,922)
  • 10,691 in Castilla y León (3,761)
  • 6,831 in Aragón (4,213)
  • 4,807 in the Canary Islands (2,151)
  • 3,707 in Galicia (2,308)
  • 3,443 in Navarra (6,422)
  • 3,402 in Extremadura (3,186)
  • 2,621 in Murcia (1,746)
  • 2,342 in Asturias (2,295)
  • 1,853 in Cantabria (2,535)
  • 1,360 in the Valencia Region (1,823)
  • 1,328 in the Balearic Islands (1,951)
  • 514 in Andalusia (1,528)
  • 221 in La Rioja (3,012)
  • 6 in Castilla La Mancha (2,460)
  • 258 in Ceuta (1,906)
  • 262 in Melilla (1,735)

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

People queuing outside the Faculty of History & Philosophy of the University of Barcelona to receive jabs of the AstraZeneca vaccine, after health authorities started to administer it again
From our archive: people queuing outside the Faculty of History & Philosophy of the University of Barcelona to receive jabs of the AstraZeneca vaccine, in March 2021.

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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