Spain Passes 70% Vaccination As Fifth Wave Receedes

The government has announced that it has passed the 70% milestone that was set by the Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez back in April of this year.

The milestone was reached a little later than the hoped for end of August date but nevertheless is an impressive achievement with one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.

According to the Ministry of Health some 33,376,693 of Spain’s 47,450,795 people have now been fully vaccinated.

Only Portugal, Iceland and Malta can claim a higher rate, while those of early front runners the UK, United States have fallen behind.

In addition the latest official Spanish government´s figures for the country’s infection rate show are continuing fall.

The figures released for September 6th show that the overall incidence rate has fallen 21 points since Friday 3rd September to 176.74 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Of the current 83,000 coronavirus cases there are 5,776 people requiring hospital treatment of which 1,382 are in intensive care.

To date Spain has recorded 4,887,394 cases of whom 84,928 have died.


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