Health reports 15,186 new cases of COVID-19, 6,591 in 24 hours, and 222 more deaths

MADRID, 16 Oct. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The autonomous communities have notified the Ministry of Health this Friday 15,186 new cases of COVID-19, 6,591 in the last 24 hours, which represents a slight decrease compared to the 6,603 diagnosed yesterday.

The global number of infections in Spain already rises to 936,560 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to official figures. In the last two weeks, 42,546 people have started coronavirus symptoms and have been diagnosed positive, 12,134 in the past seven days.

Of the 6,591 infections diagnosed yesterday, 497 have occurred in Andalusia, 625 in Aragon, 198 in Asturias, 23 in the Balearic Islands, 138 in the Canary Islands, 85 in Cantabria, 161 in Castilla-La Mancha, 61 in Castilla y León, 275 in Catalonia , 23 in Ceuta, 122 in the Valencian Community, 293 in Extremadura, 349 in Galicia, 2,149 in Madrid, 29 in Melilla, 89 in Murcia, 523 in Navarra, 805 in the Basque Country and 146 in La Rioja.

In the last week, 575 people with a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis have died in Spain, a large increase compared to the 494 notified this Thursday. Up to 33,775 people with positive PCR have died since the virus arrived in Spain. In this Friday’s report, 222 new deaths have been added.

The 575 deaths in the last week are distributed as follows: 87 in Andalusia, 33 in Aragon, 11 in Asturias, 11 in the Balearic Islands, nine in the Canary Islands, four in Cantabria, 40 in Castilla-La Mancha, 94 in Castilla y León , 7 in Catalonia, one in Ceuta, 29 in the Valencian Community, 18 in Extremadura, 35 in Galicia, 129 in Madrid, four in Melila, four in Murcia, 24 in Navarra, 25 in the Basque Country and ten in La Rioja.

Currently, there are 11,784 patients admitted for COVID-19 throughout Spain (11,692 yesterday) and 1,768 in the ICU (1,702 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,473 admissions and 1,308 discharges. The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus is already 9.83 percent and in ICUs at 19.56 percent.

A total of 3,298 people have required hospitalization for coronavirus in the past seven days (161,120 since the beginning of the pandemic): 519 in Andalusia, 290 in Aragon, 101 in Asturias, 33 in the Balearic Islands, 87 in the Canary Islands, 13 in Cantabria, 136 in Castilla-La Mancha, 553 in Castilla y León, 144 in Catalonia, eight in Ceuta, 243 in the Valencian Community, 94 in Extremadura, 175 in Galicia, 459 in Madrid, 16 in Melilla, 185 in Murcia, 157 in Navarra, 27 in the Basque Country and 58 in La Rioja.

In the same period, up to 214 people have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), for a combined figure of 14,510 since February: 23 in Andalusia, 15 in Aragon, two in Asturias, six in the Balearic Islands, 17 in the Canary Islands, three in Cantabria, eight in Castilla-La Mancha, 34 in Castilla y León, six in Catalonia, one in Ceuta, 18 in the Valencian Community, eight in Extremadura, 20 in Galicia, 14 in Madrid, one in Melilla, 20 in Murcia, 14 in Navarra and four in La Rioja.

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