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Report below updated in Spain at 22h on Fri 7 Jan 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 7 January for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 7,164,906. This is an overall increase of 242,440 against the figure released on Wednesday, of which 35,311 have been registered in the past 24 hours. Thursday was a public holiday in Spain.

Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 137,180 over Tuesday, of which 83,334 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen 148 points to 2,722 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Wednesday it was 2,574 and Tuesday 2,433. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Andalusia at 1,575. It is at its highest in Navarra at 6,704 – followed by the Basque Country at 5,539. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged 20-29, at 4,084. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 2,317 (previously 2,281)
  • 12-19 years – 2,909 (2,690)
  • 20-29 years – 4,084 (3,980)
  • 30-39 years – 3,317 (3,220)
  • 40-49 years – 3,262 (3,094)
  • 50-59 years – 2,769 (2,580)
  • 60-69 years – 1,496 (1,410)
  • 70-79 years – 1,051 (916)
  • Aged 80 and over – 1,039 (884)

There have now been 1,289,952 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 7,164,906. The figure for the past 7 days is 618,696

There are currently 14,426 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 13,359), representing a 11.79% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (10.91%). 2,056 are in intensive care (2,005), representing 22.06% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (21.58%). It as at the highest in Catalonia at 40% followed by 31% in the Basque Country.

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Friday 7 Jan is now 89,934 – an increase of 97 since Wednesday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 35,311 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Friday 7 Jan, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 9,155 in the Basque Country (current incidence rate: 5,539)
  • 3,525 in Castilla y León (3,913)
  • 3,346 in Madrid (2,388)
  • 2,673 in Galicia (2,597)
  • 2,588 in Catalonia (3,155)
  • 2,325 in Aragón (4,645)
  • 2,106 in the Canary Islands (2,205)
  • 2,085 in Asturias (2,545)
  • 1,641 in Navarra (6,704)
  • 1,522 in Murcia (1,940)
  • 1,394 in Cantabria (2,883)
  • 1,394 in Extremadura (3,285)
  • 563 in the Balearic Islands (2,153)
  • 356 in Andalusia (1,575)
  • 261 in La Rioja (3,107)
  • 144 in the Valencia Region (2,112)
  • 0 in Castilla La Mancha (2,822)
  • 123 in Ceuta (2,212)
  • 110 in Melilla (2,049)

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

Three Kings Parade in Barcelona
Children and families enjoying the Three Kings Parade in Barcelona on 6 January 2022. (Barcelona.cat)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Thursday 6 January) show that Spain has administered 84,998,187 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 38,052,240 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 80.2% of the total population. A further 15,170,652 ‘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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