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Coronavirus in Spain (19 Jan) – second consecutive fall of incidence rate

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Report below updated in Spain at 20.30h on Weds 19 Jan 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 19 January for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 8,676,916. This is an overall increase of 157,941 against the figure released on Tuesday, of which 60,025 have been registered in the past 24 hours. Last Wednesday’s figures were 179,125 and 78,855 respectively.

Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 94,472 over Monday, of which 52,078 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has dropped 20 points to 3,286 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days the second consecutive decrease since early November. On Tuesday it was 3,306 and Monday 3,397. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is still those aged 30-39, at 4,067. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 3,908 (previously 3,494)
  • 12-19 years – 3,896 (3,929)
  • 20-29 years – 3,810 (4,025)
  • 30-39 years – 4,067 (3,988)
  • 40-49 years – 3,986 (4,001)
  • 50-59 years – 2,968 (3,111)
  • 60-69 years – 1,666 (1,747)
  • 70-79 years – 1,538 (1,547)
  • Aged 80 and over – 1,850 (1,845)

There have now been 1,557,283 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 8,676,916. The figure for the past 7 days is 703,762

There are currently 19,000 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 18,918), representing a 15.25% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (15.17%). 2,230 are in intensive care (2,243), representing 23.30% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (23.69%) – also a second consecutive decrease.

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday 19 Jan is now 91,437 – an increase of 160 since Tuesday. The figures last Wednesday had showed 125 deaths in 24 hours.

Incidence rate per region

The incidence rate has dropped in 10 regions, compared to yesterday’s data. The current incidence rate for each region on Wednesday 19 Jan is as follows:

  • 5,711 in Aragón (previous incidence rate: 5,882)
  • 5,705 in Navarra (5,974)
  • 5,327 in the Basque Country (5,681)
  • 5,103 in Murcia (4,714)
  • 4,495 in Castilla y León (4,619)
  • 4,324 in Cantabria (4,280)
  • 4,315 in Catalonia (4,135)
  • 3,911 in Asturias (3,845)
  • 3,733 in Extremadura (3,771)
  • 3,535 in La Rioja (3,738)
  • 3,355 in Galicia (3,426)
  • 3,199 in the Valencia Region (3,158)
  • 3,159 in the Balearic Islands (3,086)
  • 2,883 in Castilla La Mancha (2,895)
  • 2,880 in the Canary Islands (2,908)
  • 2,354 in Madrid (2,454)
  • 1,323 in Andalusia (1,416)
  • 5,923 in Ceuta (5,713)
  • 4,027 in Melilla (4,060)

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

Spanish military personnel carrying out vaccination duties
Spanish military personnel preparing to carry out vaccinations against Covid at a hospital in Zaragoza during January 2022. (Ministry of Defence)

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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