Covid data in Spain show incidence rate is still falling on Friday, August 12

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The latest Covid data published by the Ministry of Health in Spain show the incidence rate falling steadily among the over-60s.


The Ministry of Health published its twice-weekly Covid numbers in Spain today, Friday, August 12, compiled using data provided by the autonomous communities. A total of 13,582 new cases have been reported, compared to 20,188 on the same day last week, of which 13,289 have occurred in people over 60 years of age.

In total, communities have reported 2,719 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last month, even though the spread of the virus has been curbed.

In the last 14 days, the accumulated incidence rate in people over 60 years of age stands at 283.38 per 100,000. That is compared to 336.05 last Tuesday, August 9, a drop of 53 points.  A total of 34,907 positives have been registered in this age group in the past two weeks.

Since the start of the pandemic in Spain, according to official statistics, the number of infections has risen to 13,294,139.

Another 328 deaths have been added to this Friday’s report, compared to 381 last Friday, August 5. According to data collected by the Ministry of Health, a total of 111,667 people with a positive diagnostic test have died since the virus arrived in Spain. In the last week, 236 people with a confirmed positive have died in Spain.

Currently, there are 5,402 patients hospitalised and positive for Covid-19 throughout Spain, compared to 6,043 last Tuesday, and 369 in the ICU, compared to 392 on Tuesday.

The capacity of beds occupied by coronavirus patients stands at 4.62 per cent, compared to 5.16 per cent on Tuesday, while in ICUs it stands at 4.35 per cent, compared to 4.60 per cent last Tuesday.

Between August 2 and 8, the autonomous communities carried out 92,804 diagnostic tests on people over 60 years of age. Of this total, 49,257 were PCR and another 43,547 antigen tests, with an overall rate of 753.40 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Meanwhile, the positivity rate stands at 24.43 per cent, up from 25.85 per cent last Tuesday. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that this figure should be below five per cent to consider the spread of the virus as ‘controlled’.


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