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Coronavirus in Spain (12 Jan) – incidence rate 3,127 – but falls in 3 regions

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Report below updated in Spain at 21.45h on Weds 12 Jan 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 12 January for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 7,771,367. This is an overall increase of 179,125 against the figure released on Tuesday, of which 78,855 have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 134,942 over Monday, of which 79,601 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen 85 points to 3,127 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Tuesday it was 3,042 and Monday 2,989. The region with the lowest incidence rate is Andalusia at 1,527. It is at its highest in Navarra at 7,156 (lower than yesterday’s figure) – followed by the Basque Country at 6,613. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged 20-29, at 4,285. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 2,571 (previously 2,488)
  • 12-19 years – 3,385 (3,259)
  • 20-29 years – 4,285 (4,274)
  • 30-39 years – 3,706 (3,620)
  • 40-49 years – 3,712 (3,603)
  • 50-59 years – 3,103 (3,036)
  • 60-69 years – 1,679 (1,646)
  • 70-79 years – 1,338 (1,283)
  • Aged 80 and over – 1,426 (1,332)

There have now been 1,482,165 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 7,771,367. The figure for the past 7 days is 700,437

There are currently 17,028 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 16,555), representing a 13.71% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (13.34%). 2,228 are in intensive care (2,200), representing 23.77% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (23.50%). It as at the highest in Catalonia at 44.24% followed by 35.7% in the Basque Country.

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday 12 Jan is now 90,508 – an increase of 125 since Tuesday.

Incidence rate per region

The incidence rate has dropped in three regions, compared to yesterday’s data (in Navarra, La Rioja and Castilla La Mancha). The current incidence rate for each region on Wednesday 12 Jan is as follows:

  • 7,156 in Navarra (previous incidence rate: 7,253)
  • 6,613 in the Basque Country (6,425)
  • 6,002 in Aragón (5,799)
  • 4,469 in Castilla y León (4,392)
  • 3,754 in Cantabria (3,533)
  • 3,667 in Extremadura (3,660)
  • 3,479 in Murcia (3,090)
  • 3,477 in Catalonia (3,330)
  • 3,261 in Asturias (3,102)
  • 3,164 in Galicia (3,042)
  • 3,158 in La Rioja (3,249)
  • 2,919 in Castilla La Mancha (2,988)
  • 2,696 in the Balearic Islands (2,542)
  • 2,677 in the Valencia Region (2,581)
  • 2,633 in the Canary Islands (2,552)
  • 2,528 in Madrid (2,441)
  • 1,527 in Andalusia (1,577)
  • 3,813 in Ceuta (3,390)
  • 3,296 in Melilla (2,992)

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

Spanish military personnel carrying out vaccination duties
Spanish military personnel carrying out vaccination duties against Covid at a medical centre in Zaragoza on 10 January 2022. (Ministry of Defence / @Defensagob Twitter)

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’.

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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