May 17, 2022 2:21 pm

Spain exceeds nine million infections and the incidence drops 37 points since Friday



The autonomous communities have notified the Ministry of Health this Monday of 305,432 new cases of Covid-19, 27,248 of them diagnosed in the last 24 hours. These figures are lower than those of the same day last week, when 331,467 positives were reported, which shows the slight downward trend in the evolution of the pandemic.

The total number of infections in Spain it already rises to 9,280,890 since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The accumulated incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 3,381.16, compared to 3,418.46 on Friday. In the past two weeks, a total of 1,602,164 positives have been registered.

Added to this Monday’s report 253 new deaths, compared to 234 last Monday.

Up to 91,994 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, 573 people with a confirmed positive have died in Spain.

Currently, there are 19,617 patients hospitalized and positive for COVID-19 throughout Spain (18,675 on Friday) and 2,261 in the ICU (2,202 on Friday). In the last 24 hours, there have been 2,067 admissions (2,178 on Friday) and 1,229 registrations (2,351 on Friday). The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 15.76 percent (14.96% on Friday) and in ICUs at 23.94 percent (23.25% on Friday).

Between January 14 and 20, the autonomous communities have carried out 2,209,284 diagnostic tests, of which 779,863 have been PCR and 1,429,421 antigen tests, with an overall rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 4,697.98.

Meanwhile, the positivity rate stands at 37.39 percent, up from 38.05 percent on Friday. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that this figure be below 5 percent to consider the spread of the virus as ‘controlled’.

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