Tuesday, May 17

Health communicates 6,623 new infections and 128 deaths from coronavirus

The autonomous communities have notified the Ministry of Health on Tuesday 6,623 new cases of COVID-19, 4,103 of them diagnosed in the last 24 hours. These figures are higher than the same day last week, when 4,994 positives were reported.

The total figure of contagions in Spain now rises to 3,317,948 since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The cumulative incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants is at 164,71, up from 163.37 yesterday. In the past two weeks, a total of 78,154 positives have been registered.

Of the 4,103 positive yesterday, 186 have occurred in Andalusia, 227 in Aragon, 96 in Asturias, 14 in the Balearic Islands, 194 in the Canary Islands, 57 in Cantabria, 23 in Castilla-La Mancha, 393 in Castilla y León, 93 in Catalonia, 35 in Ceuta, 33 in the Valencian Community, 83 in Extremadura, 38 in Galicia, 1,930 in Madrid, 35 in Melilla, 72 in Murcia, 177 in Navarra, 395 in the Basque Country and 22 in La Rioja.

In this Tuesday’s report 128 new deaths have been added, compared to 106 last Tuesday. Up to 75,911 people with a positive diagnostic test have died since the virus arrived in Spain, according to data collected by the Ministry.

In the last week 237 people with a diagnosis of COVID-19 have died positive confirmed in Spain: 41 in Andalusia, 18 in Aragon, 14 in Asturias, none in the Balearic Islands, 12 in the Canary Islands, three in Cantabria, five in Castilla-La Mancha, 22 in Castilla y León, five in Catalonia, three in Ceuta, four in the Valencian Community, three in Extremadura, 17 in Galicia, 68 in Madrid, four in Melilla, ten in Murcia, two in Navarra, two in the Basque Country and four in La Rioja.

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Currently there 9,463 patients admitted for COVID-19 throughout Spain (8,944 yesterday) and 1,990 in the ICU (1,925 yesterday). In the last 24 hours, there have been 1,126 admissions (931 yesterday) and 850 discharges (437 yesterday). The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 7.61 percent (7.49% yesterday) and in ICUs at 19.92 percent (19.65% yesterday).

Until 2,005 people have required hospitalization for COVID-19 in the last week (333,556 in the pandemic so far): 400 in Andalusia, 149 in Aragon, 101 in Asturias, nine in the Balearic Islands, 95 in the Canary Islands, 50 in Cantabria, 26 in Castilla-La Mancha, 178 in Castilla y León , 141 in Catalonia, six in Ceuta, 40 in the Valencian Community, 39 in Extremadura, 103 in Galicia, 509 in Madrid, 26 in Melilla, 40 in Murcia, 76 in Navarra, none in the Basque Country and 17 in La Rioja.

Likewise, they have registered 222 admissions to intensive care units (ICU) in the last seven days (30,182 since the virus reached Spain): 39 in Andalusia, 13 in Aragon, nine in Asturias, none in the Balearic Islands, eight in the Canary Islands, 10 in Cantabria, four in Castilla-La Mancha, 11 in Castilla and León, 11 in Catalonia, two in Ceuta, six in the Valencian Community, three in Extremadura, 17 in Galicia, 70 in Madrid, five in Melilla, three in Murcia, ten in Navarra, none in the Basque Country and one in La Rioja.

Between March 27 and April 2, the autonomous communities have carried out 620,305 diagnostic tests, of which 393,145 have been PCR and 227,160 antigen tests. The total positivity rate continues to grow, standing at 7.23 percent, up from 7.04 percent yesterday.

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