By Ron Howells • 26 October 2021 • 22:27
Spain's incidence rate falls again after rising over the weekend. image: Twitter
Spain’s incidence rate has fallen again after rising slightly over the weekend.
The accumulated incidence rate in Spain per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days has stopped rising, falling three tenths to 46.01, cases compared to 46.38 on Monday, October 25.
The Ministry of Health registered 1,926 new cases and 52 deaths today, Tuesday, October 26. Spain has accumulated a total of 5,004,143 infections since the beginning of the pandemic, according to official statistics. So far, 87,238 people that presented with a positive diagnostic test have died in the country.
There are currently 1,753 patients admitted to hospitals for Covid-19 and 434 are in Intensive Care Units (ICU’s). The occupancy rate for beds occupied by coronavirus patients stands at 1.43% and in ICUs at 4.76% (the total was 4.80% on Friday, October 22).
In the last 24 hours, the autonomous communities have administered 22,084 doses of the covid vaccines, of which 9,375 are first doses and 15,776 are second doses.
Today, the Public Health Commission endorsed administering a booster dose with Pfizer or Moderna vaccines from November 15 to those vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine. From yesterday, some autonomous communities were already administering the third dose of Pfizer to the general population of over 70 year olds.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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