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Coronavirus in Spain (20 Jan) – slight decrease in hospitalisations

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Report below updated in Spain at 21h on Thurs 20 Jan 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 20 January for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 8,834,363. This is an overall increase of 157,447 against the figure released on Wednesday, of which 55,002 have been registered in the past 24 hours. Last Thursday’s figures were 159,161 and 70,803 respectively.

Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 157,941 over Tuesday, of which 60,025 were registered in 24 hours.

The overall incidence rate across Spain has dropped seven points to 3,279 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days the third consecutive decrease, even though slight. On Wednesday it was 3,286 and Tuesday 3,306. See below for the incidence rate for each region.

The age group with the highest incidence rate is those aged 11 and under, at 4,212. The incidence rates per age group are as follows:

  • Aged 11 and under – 4,212 (previously 3,908)
  • 12-19 years – 3,947 (3,896)
  • 20-29 years – 3,613 (3,810)
  • 30-39 years – 4,066 (4,067)
  • 40-49 years – 3,978 (3,986)
  • 50-59 years – 2,867 (2,968)
  • 60-69 years – 1,631 (1,666)
  • 70-79 years – 1,518 (1,538)
  • Aged 80 and over – 1,874 (1,850)

There have now been 1,553,930 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 8,834,363. The figure for the past 7 days is 700,353

There are currently 18,934 people hospitalised for Covid-19 in Spain (previously 19,000), representing a 15.20% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (15.25%). 2,204 are in intensive care (2,230), representing 23.30% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across Spain (23.30%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Thursday 20 Jan is now 91,599 – an increase of 162 since Wednesday. The figures last Thursday had showed 112 deaths in 24 hours.

Incidence rate per region

The incidence rate has dropped in 12 regions, compared to yesterday’s data. The current incidence rate for each region on Thursday 20 Jan is as follows:

  • 5,550 in Aragón (previous incidence rate: 5,711)
  • 5,480 in Navarra (5,705)
  • 5,126 in Murcia (5,103)
  • 4,996 in the Basque Country (5,327)
  • 4,550 in Catalonia (4,315)
  • 4,268 in Cantabria (4,324)
  • 4,240 in Castilla y León (4,495)
  • 3,946 in Asturias (3,911)
  • 3,655 in Extremadura (3,733)
  • 3,397 in La Rioja (3,535)
  • 3,332 in Galicia (3,355)
  • 3,277 in the Valencia Region (3,199)
  • 3,236 in the Balearic Islands (3,159)
  • 2,796 in the Canary Islands (2,880)
  • 2,753 in Castilla La Mancha (2,883)
  • 2,252 in Madrid (2,354)
  • 1,361 in Andalusia (1,323)
  • 6,116 in Ceuta (5,923)
  • 3,993 in Melilla (4,027)

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

A Covid-19 vaccination jab being administered to an agent of the Catalan police
From our archive: a Covid vaccination jab being administered to an agent of the Catalan police (Mossos d’Esquadra) in February 2021.

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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