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Coronavirus in Spain (10 Jan) – incidence rate rises to 2,989

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Report below updated in Spain at 20.30h on Mon 10 Jan 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 10 January for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 7,457,300. This is an overall increase of 292,394 against the figure released on Friday, of which 44,039 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Friday had seen an overall increase of 242,440 over Wednesday, of which 35,311 were registered in 24 hours. Thursday had been a public holiday in Spain.

Earlier on Monday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said in a radio interview that the EU should soon start to consider treating Covid as an ‘endemic illness’ and not a pandemic, due to falling death rates and vaccination protection. ALSO READ: Pedro Sánchez calls for EU debate to consider treating Covid as ‘endemic illness’

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen 267 points to 2,989 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Friday it was 2,722 and Wednesday 2,574. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Andalusia at 1,616. It is at its highest in Navarra at 7,101 – followed by the Basque Country at 6,184. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged 20-29, at 4,314. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 2,476 (previously 2,317)
  • 12-19 years – 3,207 (2,909)
  • 20-29 years – 4,314 (4,084)
  • 30-39 years – 3,605 (3,417)
  • 40-49 years – 3,580 (3,262)
  • 50-59 years – 3,029 (2,769)
  • 60-69 years – 1,637 (1,496)
  • 70-79 years – 1,234 (1,051)
  • Aged 80 and over – 1,270 (1,039)

There have now been 1,416,565 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 7,457,300. The figure for the past 7 days is 691,793

There are currently 16,496 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 14,426), representing a 13.40% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (11.79%). 2,200 are in intensive care (2,056), representing 23.58% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (22.06%). It as at the highest in Catalonia at 43.9% followed by 35.5% in the Basque Country.

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Monday 10 Jan is now 90,136 – an increase of 202 since Friday.

Increase in infections per region & current incidence rate

Of the 44,039 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours (and current incidence rate) on Monday 10 Jan, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 8,708 in Catalonia (current incidence rate: 3,504)
  • 7,575 in the Basque Country (6,184)
  • 4,373 in Madrid (2,491)
  • 4,322 in Castilla y León (4,208)
  • 4,164 in Aragón (5,415)
  • 2,314 in the Canary Islands (2,425)
  • 2,286 in Extremadura (3,548)
  • 2,219 in Asturias (2,968)
  • 2,073 in Navarra (7,101)
  • 1,969 in Galicia (2,926)
  • 1,574 in Cantabria (3,389)
  • 901 in Murcia (2,192)
  • 744 in the Balearic Islands (2,460)
  • 155 in La Rioja (3,131)
  • 147 in Andalusia (1,616)
  • 114 in the Valencia Region (2,454)
  • 3 in Castilla La Mancha (3,082)
  • 306 in Ceuta (3,056)
  • 92 in Melilla (2,624)

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

Children getting vaccinated against Covid-19
Children getting vaccinated against Covid-19 in La Rioja. (La Rioja.org)

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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