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Coronavirus in Spain (17 Jan) – incidence rate rises to 3,397

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Report below updated in Spain at 20h on Mon 17 Jan 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 17 January for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 8,424,503. This is an overall increase of 331,467 against the figure released on Friday, of which 36,414 have been registered in the past 24 hours. Last Monday’s figures were 292,394 and 44,039 respectively.

Friday had seen an overall increase of 162,508 over Thursday, of which 65,937 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has risen another 205 points to 3,397 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. Last Monday it had risen 267 points over the weekend. On Friday it was 3,192 and Thursday 3,156. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged 20-29, at 4,267. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 3,421 (previously 2,848)
  • 12-19 years – 4,013 (3,679)
  • 20-29 years – 4,267 (4,250)
  • 30-39 years – 4,117 (3,891)
  • 40-49 years – 4,131 (3,926)
  • 50-59 years – 3,269 (3,212)
  • 60-69 years – 1,810 (1,743)
  • 70-79 years – 1,575 (1,456)
  • Aged 80 and over – 1,850 (1,645)

There have now been 1,609,955 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 8,424,503. The figure for the past 7 days is 785,262

There are currently 18,821 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 17,436), representing a 15.13% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (14.0%). 2,251 are in intensive care (2,224), representing 23.83% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (23.62%). It as at the highest in Catalonia at 44% 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 Monday 17 Jan is now 90,993 – an increase of 234 since Friday. Last Monday’s figures showed 202 deaths over the weekend period.

Incidence rate per region

The incidence rate has dropped in two regions, compared to Friday’s data. The current incidence rate for each region on Monday 17 Jan is as follows:

  • 6,056 in Navarra (previous incidence rate: 6,594)
  • 5,981 in the Basque Country (6,430)
  • 5,962 in Aragón (5,955)
  • 4,714 in Murcia (4,079)
  • 4,629 in Castilla y León (4,499)
  • 4,417 in Catalonia (3,771)
  • 4,213 in Cantabria (3,984)
  • 3,825 in La Rioja (3,180)
  • 3,814 in Asturias (3,338)
  • 3,777 in Extremadura (3,641)
  • 3,464 in Galicia (3,350)
  • 3,197 in the Valencia Region (2,875)
  • 3,140 in the Balearic Islands (2,923)
  • 3,093 in Castilla La Mancha (2,904)
  • 2,876 in the Canary Islands (2,699)
  • 2,522 in Madrid (2,408)
  • 1,440 in Andalusia (1,419)
  • 5,328 in Ceuta (4,429)
  • 3,958 in Melilla (3,695)

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

Vaccinations against Covid-19 being administered to citizens aged over 80
From our archive: vaccinations against Covid-19 being administered at a sports centre in La Rioja. (LaRioja.org)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (with data collated up to Thursday 13 January) show that Spain has administered 86,659,109 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 38,114,506 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 80.5% of the total population. A further 17,195,074 ‘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 Covid booster jabs for all adults aged over 18.

On 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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