By Chris King • 01 March 2022 • 18:37
The Ministry of Health released the Covid numbers in Spain on Tuesday, March 1, collected from the autonomous communities. It reports an extra 58,561 new positives diagnosed with Covid-19.
This figure corresponds to the cases recorded since last Friday 25, since the department did not publish the data yesterday, Monday, February 28. Since the pandemic began, this brings the number of registered infections in Spain to a total of 11,036,085.
Another 473 deaths have been added, with the total number of deaths in Spain from Covid amounting to 99,883, according to official data.
In the last 14 days, the accumulated incidence stands at 515 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a drop of 98 points compared to last Friday’s 613.15. This figure brings Spain closer to leaving the ‘extreme risk’ traffic light zone of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and entering the lower, ‘high-risk’ zone, instead.
Five autonomous regions have already fallen to this high-risk level, which are Andalucia (333), the Balearic Islands (446), Castilla-La Mancha (302), the Community of Madrid (320), and the Basque Country (432).
The drop in infections is observed in all age groups, although in the group of 12 to 19 years the incidence exceeds the national average (792), as well as in the groups of 20 to 29 years (656), from 30 to 39 (564), and in the population aged 40 to 49 years (542).
The accumulated incidence rate at 7 days of 207 cases per 100,000 inhabitants underlines the good current downward evolution of the pandemic.
There are currently 6,478 patients hospitalised with coronavirus, and the occupancy rate of conventional beds has dropped to 5.23 per cent, from 5.84 per cent last Friday. ICUs have an occupancy of 962 patients, with a 10.47 capacity of beds used, compared to 11.38 last Friday.
In the week of February 18 to 24, 673,309 diagnostic tests were carried out, whose positivity fell to 17.18 per cent, as reported by larazon.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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