Ministry Of Health Confirms Downward Trend Across Spain

The Spanish Ministry of Health´s  latest Covid infection rate figures for the 14-day cumulative number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants fell again yesterday, 4th February in all 17 of Spain’s autonomous communities.

Spain now has a national average of 783,25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is around 100 less than the end of January but still far from the 25 rate of the government´s goal.

The government´s director of the Health Ministry’s Coordination Centre for Health Alerts (CCAES), Fernando Simón, said that he hoped the downward trend would continue and accelerate.

Nevertheless, the Health Ministry reported 29,960 new infections on Thursday, as well as an additional 432 fatalities due to Covid-19.

The downward trend in cases has relieved pressure on Spain’s hospitals with Covid-19 patients occupancy down to 22.78% of all hospital beds.

The picture has also improved for the country´s ICUs ( intensive care units) which have fallen slightly to  44.36% of all ICUs now occupied by Covid-19 related cases.

The government´s latest vaccination figures show that Spain has now received 2,218,755 doses of Covid-19 vaccines (95% from Pfizer-BioNTech and 5% Moderna), of which 1,865,342 have been administered, which represents 84.1% of the total received and including 586,122 of the all important second injection.


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