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Coronavirus in Spain weekly figures (8 April) – incidence rate 420 for over 60s

Report updated in Spain at 21h on Fri 8 April 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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Since the start of April, Spain’s Health Ministry has 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 8 April, the Health Ministry has only released the incidence rate of Covid in people aged 60 and over, which has been registered as 420 per 100,000 inhabitants. The figure for last Friday was 459 for the same age group. There have been 48,834 new cases registered of Covid for those aged 60 and over since the last update on Tuesday. Last Friday’s figure had been 43,265 for the same period.

The incidence rates for each higher age group are: 350 for 60-69 years (last Friday 407); 438 for 70-79 years (476); 528 for those aged 80 and over (534). 

In total (across all age groups), there are currently 4,217 people hospitalised for Covid-19 (last Friday it was 4,150), representing a 3.40% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (3.34%). 371 are in intensive care (last Friday 420), representing 4.08% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across the country (4.62%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Friday 8 April is now 103,104 – an increase of 563 since last Friday’s figure of 102,541. The previous week’s increase had been 149.

Click here for the statistics for each region.

Please note that we are no longer updating our separate reports on vaccination statistics. For the latest vaccination figures from the Spanish Health Ministry (8 April), click here.

Citizens in Barcelona at a news kiosk
From our archive: citizens in Barcelona at a news kiosk during the Coronavirus crisis. (Edu Bayer)

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