The number of registered Covid infections in Spain is at its lowest level in more than a year.
The latest figures released by the Ministry of Health on Monday reveal that the current infection rate stands at 83.43 per 100,000, representing a fall of more than 33 points in just one week.
It is the lowest rate of infection since August 7, 2020, when the ministry registered 79.82 infections per 100,000 people.
In total there have been 5,988 new infections recorded since Friday with 555 registered in the past 24 hours.
Number of new infections by Region
Of the 555 cases reported in the last 24 hours on Monday, September 20 the numbers by region are as follows.
As of Monday, September 20, a total of 3,668 people were in need of hospital treatment due to Covid, down from 4,652 at the same time last week.
Of those, 979 are currently receiving intensive care (ICU). This is a fall of 193 on last week where there were 1,172.
This means that just over 10% of ICU beds are now being occupied by Covid patients.
Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign Progress
Spain’s Covid incidence rate has fallen dramatically in recent weeks, primarily due to the vaccination campaign which shows that more than 75% of citizens have now been fully vaccinated against the virus.
Latest figures published on Monday from the Ministry of Health show that 36,005,546 people have now been fully vaccinated which equates to 75.9% of the population.
In addition, a total of 37,452,529 people have received at least one dose or 78.9%.
In regards to vaccinations by age, 93.4% of those over the age of 40 have now been fully vaccinated with 94.9% having received at least one dose.
Below you can see a breakdown by age group.
Three of the country’s 19 autonomous regions have now vaccinated more than 80% of their citizens which are Asturias (83.3%), Galicia (82.7%) and Extremadura (81.2%).
The regions with the lowest number of vaccinated residents are Melilla (60.2%) and Ceuta (66.8%).
Since the start of the pandemic, Spain has now registered a total of 4,935,534 cases and 85,901 deaths.
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