By Chris King • 17 August 2022 • 4:46
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The Ministry of Health published its twice-weekly Covid numbers in Spain this Tuesday, August 16. It was compiled using data provided by the autonomous communities. A total of 12,162 new cases of Covid have been registered in Spain, of which 11,083 have occurred in the over-60s age group.
These data mean that the total number of infections in Spain since the start of the pandemic has risen to 13,306,301.
In the last 14 days, the accumulated incidence rate in Spain among those aged over 60 stands at 246 per 100,000 inhabitants. That is compared to the 283 recorded in last Friday’s report, showing a drop of 37 points in this age group.
To date, 5,138 people are hospitalised with a confirmed positive Covid test and 354 in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). The capacity of beds occupied by coronavirus patients currently stands at 4.40 per cent, and 4.20 per cent in the ICU.
According to this Tuesday’s report, another 181 people have died from a confirmed positive test in Spain. This brings the number of people who have died from the virus to 111,906 since the start of the pandemic in Spain.
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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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