By Chris King •
Published: 11 Sep 2022 • 1:53
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The Ministry of Health published its twice-weekly Covid numbers in Spain this Friday, September 9, compiled using data provided by the autonomous communities. AIt showed that a total of 9,489 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded, of which 5,530 have occurred in people over 60 years of age. This brings the total number of infections in Spain to 13,352,019 since the start of the pandemic.
In the last 14 days, after several weeks of declining, the current average incidence rate of infections in Spain in people over 60 years of age remains at roughly the same figure as the last report on Tuesday, September 6.
It stands at 153.87 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 153.05 reported last Tuesday. In the past two weeks, a total of 18,954 positives have been registered in this age group.
Currently, there are 3,023 patients admitted for Covid-19 throughout Spain and 210 in the ICU. Last Friday, September 2, admissions stood at 3,510 and 241 in the ICU.
The capacity of beds occupied by coronavirus patients stands at 2.58 per cent compared to 3.06 per cent on Friday, and in ICUs at 2.46 per cent compared to 2.91 per cent reported a week ago. This shows a drop in hospital admissions and ICU patients.
Another 204 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. This makes the death toll from coronavirus in Spain rise to 112,804 people.
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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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