February 26, 2021

Spain registers 29,960 new cases of Covid, 11,388 in the last 24 hours and 432 deaths


A nurse prepares a vaccine against the coronavirus.

A nurse prepares a vaccine against the coronavirus.
EFE

The autonomous communities have notified this Thursday to Ministry of Health 29,960 new cases of coronavirus, of which 11,388 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, compared to 12,544 registered on Wednesday. The global number of people infected with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 2,913,425.

The current average incidence of infections in Spain in the last 14 days continues to decline, standing at 783.25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to the 815.82 reported on Wednesday by the department led by Carolina Darias.

Regarding those killed by Covid-19, this Thursday 432 more have been notified, of which 1,883 have been registered in the last week. This brings the global death toll from coronavirus in Spain to 60,802 people. “These are very high figures, very high and unfortunately we are going to observe a few more days,” said the director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, after informing that the fatality stands at 1 or 1.5 percent.

Nowadays, there are 29,276 patients admitted for Covid-19 throughout Spain and 4,823 in an ICU, although in the last 24 hours there have been 2,628 admissions and 3,442 registrations. The occupancy rate for beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 22.78 percent and in ICUs at 44.36 percent.

Of the 11,388 people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last day, 3,367 have been located in Madrid, although 760 in Andalusia, 597 in Aragon, 396 in Asturias, 110 in the Balearic Islands, 220 in the Canary Islands, 113 in Cantabria, 276 in Castilla -La Mancha, 1,401 in Castilla y León, 1,232 in Catalonia, 42 in Ceuta, 540 in the Valencian Community, 285 in Extremadura, 582 in Galicia, 46 in Melilla, 177 in Murcia, 229 in Navarra, 825 in the Basque Country and 190 in The Rioja.

Regarding deaths, Health has already registered 6,651 deaths in Andalusia (298 in the last week); in Aragon 3,007 (93 in the last seven days); in Asturias 1,558 (68 in the last week); in the Balearic Islands 617 (24 in the last seven days); in the Canary Islands 540 (20 in a week); in Cantabria 464 (12 in the last seven days); in Castilla-La Mancha 4,861 (93 in the last week); and in Castilla y León 5,780 (151 in the last seven days).

In addition, 9,494 people have died in Catalonia as a result of the coronavirus (58 in the last seven days); In Ceuta, 74 deaths have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic (five in the last week); in the Valencian Community 5,184 (439 in the last seven days); in Extremadura 1,529 (101 in one week); in Galicia 1,862 (172 in the last seven days); in Madrid 12,804 (124 in the last seven days); in Melilla 54 (three in the last seven days); in Murcia 1,190 (128 in the last seven days); 1,041 in Navarra (12 in the last seven days); in the Basque Country 3,427 (52 in the last seven days); and in La Rioja 665 (30 in the last seven days).

Regarding diagnostic tests, from January 25 to January 31, 1,785,260 have been carried out, of which 1,065,059 have been PCR and 720,201 antigen tests. The total positivity rate stands at 13.29 percent.

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