Covid numbers in Spain show a slight drop in infections and hospitalisations

Malaga province has four times fewer hospitalised Covid patients than in December 2021

Image of Covid vaccine. Credit: Julia Agin/

The latest Covid data from the Ministry of Health in Spain show a small decrease in both hospitalisations and new infections.

The Ministry of Health published its twice-weekly Covid numbers in Spain this Friday, July 16. These figures are compiled using data provided by the autonomous communities. This latest report showed the first decrease in the number of new infections for more than a month, which could indicate that the pandemic curve is in remission.

For the first time since June 10, the accumulated incidence rate of the coronavirus in Spain among those over 59 years of age has dropped. It now stands at 1,158 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is 67 points less than last Tuesday, July 12.

Another 428 deaths have been reported in the last seven days, bringing the number of deaths in Spain since the start of the pandemic to 109,348. This figure is 100 deaths more than the 321 reported in the seven days leading up to last Friday, July 8.

The occupancy of beds in hospitals has also decreased slightly to 9.70 per cent, compared to last Tuesday when it exceeded 10 per cent. There are currently 11,713 patients admitted throughout Spain with coronavirus, of which 513 are in the Intensive Care Units (ICU). They occupy 5.88 per cent of the total beds, which represents a slight increase compared to the 5.7 per cent of last week.

In the last month, the general hospital occupancy in Spain has almost doubled with the escalation of transmission by the ba.4 and ba.5 omicron variants, rising from 5.5 to reaching almost 10 per cent.


Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Written by

Chris King

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. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at


    • M

      16 July 2022 • 19:15

      Omicron will not be a problem for the healthy section of society, the old and vunerable will allways be at risk from varying factors other than B.A.5 (Omicron).
      The numbers highlighted in the report gives no age group or identifies if admission and or death is WITH Omicron or due soley to this mild strain? Untill specific details are provided, then this information can only be viewed as advancing an Autumn campaign for another unlicensed injection.
      Please judge for youself.

    • John

      17 July 2022 • 21:25

      Pointless reporting on hospitalisations with covid – all we should be told about is hospitalisations BECAUSE OF covid. And then how many of those are under 60 and not obese. Probably none. Let’s have some non-scaremongering truth please, people.

    Comments are closed.