The total death toll in Spain since the beginning of the pandemic has now surpassed 85,000
The 7-day rate is also well under half of the fortnightly figure at 61.44 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, indicating that this downward trend should continue.
On Tuesday, the Ministry reported 5,246 new coronavirus cases throughout Spain, of which 2,311 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours alone. This brings the total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,892,640.
The highest cumulative incidence rate over a two week period remains with the youngest age group, those aged between 12 and 19 years, with 269 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This is hardly surprising since this group was the last in the vaccination campaign, but the Spanish government is now redoubling its efforts to fully immunise this population, and currently 45.4 per cent of youngsters have been double jabbed.
Hospitalisations and Fatalities
There are currently 5,584 patients admitted to hospitals, 192 fewer than on Monday and 1,349 patients in the country’s ICUs, 33 fewer than the previous day. In the last 24 hours, there have been a total of 516 admissions and 696 people have been discharged. Overall, occupancy rates have improved with Covid patients accounting for 14.74% of intensive care beds and just 4.72% of beds on the ward.
Source: Murcia Today