Covid data in Spain show hospitalisation and ICU occupancy drop but incidence rate increases

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

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The latest Covid data published in Spain by the Ministry of Health show an increase in the incidence rate among the over 60s, but a drop in hospitalisations and ICU occupancy.

The Ministry of Health published its twice-weekly Covid numbers in Spain this Friday, September 23, compiled using data provided by the autonomous communities. Friday’s report shows that a total of 10,306 new cases of coronavirus have been added, which brings the total number of people infected with Covid-19 to 13,403,502 since the start of the pandemic.

In the last 14 days, the accumulated incidence rate in people aged over 60 currently stands at 136.26 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. 

Another 72 deaths have been registered from Covid-19 in the last week. Since the start of the pandemic in Spain, that brings the death toll from coronavirus to 114,009 people. The lethality in people over 60 years of age stands at 3.7 per cent.

A total of 2,209 patients are currently hospitalised throughout Spain, which is 246 less than the previous report last Friday 16. Meanwhile, in the ICUs, there are still 129 people, 17 less than last Tuesday, September 20. That is a drop of 11.6 per cent. Only the Basque Country registers an increase in this indicator.

The capacity of beds occupied by coronavirus patients stands at 1.86 per cent and in ICUs at 1.52 per cent. Hospital admissions fell in all the autonomous communities, except in Aragon, the Balearic Islands, and Navarra. Madrid, with 321, is the region with the most hospitalised patients, followed by the Valencian Community with 242, and Andalusia with 211.


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Chris King

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    • John

      24 September 2022 • 16:38

      “that brings the death toll from coronavirus to 114,009 people”. Is that really ‘from coronavirus’ or is it, as has been revealed in other countries’ with covid’. Two entirely different things. If you die in a car crash or of heart disease, if you tested positive at the time that goes down as a covid death even though it patently wasn’t. The UK figures were completely skewed by this (even worse as they also counted any covid positive test in the last 30 days of life, which was just stupid). So the actual truthful figures can be many multiples lower than the big numbers bandied around. Giving the real numbers wouldn’t be as effective in scaring people into compliance, though.

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