Report below updated in Spain at 21h on Fri 1 April
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
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Spain’s Health Ministry has now changed its method of publishing statistics for Covid-19 across the country, and is now only focusing on cases registered among citizens of ‘higher vulnerability’ and the older age groups.
For Friday 1 April, the Health Ministry has only released the incidence rate of Covid in people aged 60 and over, which has been registered as 459 per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 43,265 new cases of Covid for those aged 60 and over since the last update on Tuesday.
The incidence rates for each higher age group are: 407 for 60-69 years; 476 for 70-79 years; 534 for those aged 80 and over.
In total (across all age groups), there are currently 4,150 people hospitalised for Covid-19 (last Friday it was 4,497), representing a 3.34% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (3.62%). 420 are in intensive care (last Friday 510), representing 4.62% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across the country (5.59%).
The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Friday 1 April is now 102,541 – an increase of 149 since last Friday’s figure of 102,392.The previous week’s increase had been 689.
Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain
Latest figures (with data collated up to Wednesday 23 March) show that Spain has administered 93,807,121 jabs of the Covid vaccine. 38,969,612 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 82.2% of the total population (92.4% of the population aged over 12). A further 24,424,856 ‘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.