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Coronavirus in Spain (18 Jan) – incidence rate falls for first time since November

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Report below updated in Spain at 19.15h on Tues 18 Jan 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 18 January for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 8,518,975. This is an overall increase of 94,472 against the figure released on Monday – the lowest overall increase since 23 December – of which 52,078 have been registered in the past 24 hours. Last Tuesday’s figures were 134,942 and 79,601 respectively.

Monday had seen an overall increase of 331,467 over Friday, of which 36,414 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has dropped 91 points to 3,306 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days – the first decrease since early November. On Monday it was 3,397 and Friday 3,192. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is still those aged 20-29, at 4,025. However, it has fallen for all age groups except for those aged 11 and under. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 3,494 (previously 3,421)
  • 12-19 years – 3,929 (4,013)
  • 20-29 years – 4,025 (4,267)
  • 30-39 years – 3,988 (4,117)
  • 40-49 years – 4,001 (4,131)
  • 50-59 years – 3,111 (3,269)
  • 60-69 years – 1,747 (1,810)
  • 70-79 years – 1,547 (1,575)
  • Aged 80 and over – 1,845 (1,850)

There have now been 1,566,796 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 8,518,975. The figure for the past 7 days is 721,308

There are currently 18,918 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 18,821), representing a 15.17% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (15.13%). 2,243 are in intensive care (2,251), representing 23.69% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (23.83%). It as at the highest in Catalonia at 42% followed by 30% in Navarra.

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Tuesday 18 Jan is now 91,277 – an increase of 284 since Monday. Last Tuesday’s figure had showed 247 deaths in 24 hours.

Incidence rate per region

The incidence rate has dropped in 13 regions, compared to yesterday’s data. The current incidence rate for each region on Tuesday 18 Jan is as follows:

  • 5,974 in Navarra (previous incidence rate: 6,056)
  • 5,882 in Aragón (5,962)
  • 5,681 in the Basque Country (5,981)
  • 4,714 in Murcia (4,714) – no update today
  • 4,619 in Castilla y León (4,629)
  • 4,280 in Cantabria (4,213)
  • 4,135 in Catalonia (4,417)
  • 3,845 in Asturias (3,814)
  • 3,771 in Extremadura (3,777)
  • 3,738 in La Rioja (3,825)
  • 3,426 in Galicia (3,464)
  • 3,158 in the Valencia Region (3,197)
  • 3,086 in the Balearic Islands (3,140)
  • 2,908 in the Canary Islands (2,876)
  • 2,895 in Castilla La Mancha (3,093)
  • 2,454 in Madrid (2,522)
  • 1,416 in Andalusia (1,440)
  • 5,713 in Ceuta (5,328)
  • 4,060 in Melilla (3,958)

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

A woman giving the thumb up after receiving a vaccination in Valencia.
From our archive: a woman giving the thumb up after receiving a vaccination in Valencia. (GVA.es)

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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