Tuesday, October 19

The incidence falls another 20 points and Health adds 71 ​​deaths


A health company performs an antigen test in Madrid.

A health company performs an antigen test in Madrid.
EFE

The autonomous communities have notified the Ministry of Health this Wednesday 21,874 new cases of COVID-19, 11,765 of them diagnosed in the last 24 hours. These figures are lower than those of the same day last week, when 27,149 positives were reported, indicating a slight downward trend in the evolution of the pandemic.

The total number of infections in Spain already rises to 4,545,184 since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The cumulative incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 633.07, compared to at 653.81 this Tuesday. In the past two weeks, a total of 300,398 positives have been registered.

In this Wednesday’s report they have been added 71 new deaths, compared to 73 last Wednesday. Up to 81,844 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, 293 people with a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis have died in Spain.

Currently, there are 10,184 patients admitted for COVID-19 throughout Spain (10,317 yesterday) and 1,904 in the ICU (1,867 yesterday). In the last 24 hours, there have been 1,407 entries (1,286 yesterday) and 1,449 discharges (1,512 yesterday). The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 8.60 percent (8.69% yesterday) and in ICUs at 20.76 percent (20.40% yesterday).

Between July 25 and 31, the autonomous communities have carried out 1,170,590 diagnostic testss, of which 759,587 have been PCR and 411,003 antigen tests, with an overall rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 2,489.23. The total positivity rate stands at 15.13 percent, up from 15.34 percent yesterday.

Vaccination

Secondly, The autonomous communities have administered a total of 57,653,031 doses until this Wednesday of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines, 511,277 of them in the last 24 hours. This represents 95.2 percent of those distributed, which amount to 60,545,888 units.

In addition, a total of 27,811,786 people have already received the complete guideline, 374,283 more than yesterday. This represents 58.6 percent of the Spanish population. A total of 32,650,750 people have received at least one dose, 68.8 percent of the Spanish.

The data indicate that in this period 41,065,473 doses of Pfizer have been delivered in Spain, with 40,031,079 administered; 6,644,680 corresponding to Moderna, with 6,180,270 already inoculated; 10,187,400 from AstraZeneca, with 9,605,553 injected; and 2,648,335 from Janssen, with which 1,836,129 people have been vaccinated.

The Ministry of Health has provided this information in the activity report of the vaccination process against COVID-19 based on data collected between December 27, 2020, the day on which vaccinations began, and August 3.


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