194 Covid fatalities were reported in Spain on Tuesday, only slightly lower than the maximum of 201 deaths registered on August 23
The downward trend in the 14-day cumulative incidence rate continues in Spain as the Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday August 31 that it has dropped another eight points and now stands at 233 cases per 100,000 people, keeping the average rate below the “extreme risk” threshold of 250. This represents a drop of almost 72 points compared to the same day last week. In addition, the 7-day rate is less than half this figure at 142 cases, a strong indicator that the decline is likely to continue.
There are currently only three regions in Spain with a 14-day incidence rate higher than 400, with Ceuta being the highest with 464.36 cases followed by Extremadura at 463.82 and Melilla at 461.67 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Hospital patients and fatalities
While the number of daily infections and the cumulative incidence rate continue to show improvements, this trend has sadly not been reflected in the death toll, which reached its second highest number of the entire fifth wave yesterday after 194 deaths were reported in Spain. This figure is 48 more than Monday and four more than the same day the previous week, bringing the total death toll to 84,340. The highest death toll of this wave of the pandemic was reached on August 23, with 201 fatalities.
The number of Covid patients admitted to hospital has also fallen slightly to 6,806, equivalent to 5.8 per cent of all hospital beds, while patients in the country’s ICUs account for 17.39 per cent of available beds.
At the end of August, Spain has failed to meet its target of 70 per cent vaccination rate but is not drastically far off the target with 32,996,436 people now fully immunised, 69.5 per cent of the population.
The number of people who have received one dose of the vaccine has reached 76.8 per cent, or 36,431,416 individuals.
The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has reiterated her confidence that the 70 per cent vaccination target would be met in the next couple of days.
Source: Murcia Today