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Coronavirus in Spain weekly figures (22 April) – incidence rate 555 for over 60s

Report updated in Spain at 19h on Fri 22 April 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

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Please note that since the start of April, Spain’s Health Ministry changed its method for reporting Covid-19 data. It now only focuses on cases registered among citizens of ‘higher vulnerability’ and older age groups.

For Friday 22 April, the Health Ministry has only released the incidence rate of Covid for people aged 60 and over, which has been registered as 555 per 100,000 inhabitants – an increase of 135 in two weeks. The figure on Friday 8 April was 420 for the same age group (there was no update on Friday 15 April, the Easter Good Friday). There have been 49,143 new cases registered of Covid for those aged 60 and over since the last update on Tuesday.

The incidence rates for each higher age group are: 443 for 60-69 years (Friday 8 April: 350); 583 for 70-79 years (438); 731 for those aged 80 and over (528). 

In total (across all age groups), there are currently 6,119 people hospitalised for Covid-19 (on Friday 8 April it was 4,217), representing a 4.94% occupation of hospital beds across Spain (3.40%). 339 are in intensive care (371), representing 3.76% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid patients across the country (4.08%).

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic on Friday 22 April is now 103,908 – an increase of 804 since the figure on Friday 8 April of 103,104.

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 (22 April), click here.

A lady receiving a jab against Covid-19 at Barcelona's exhibition centre
A lady receiving a jab against Covid-19 at Barcelona’s exhibition centre on 26 April 2021. (Edu Bayer)

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