This Friday, the Autonomous Communities notified the Ministry of Health of 13,582 new cases of coronavirus infection, compared to 20,188 on the same day last week, of which 13,289 cases occurred in people over 60 years of age..
According to official statistics, the total number of infected people in Spain since the beginning of the pandemic has already risen to 13,294,139 people. The incidence in people over 60 years of age is at 283.38 in the last 14 days per 100,000, compared to 336.05 on Tuesday. (53 points less). A total of 34,907 positive results have been reported in this age group in the last two weeks.
This Friday’s report added 328 new deaths, up from 381 last Friday. Up to 111,667 people According to data collected by the ministry, since the arrival of the virus in Spain, people have died with a positive diagnostic test. In the past week, 236 people have died in Spain with confirmed positive results.
There are currently 5402 hospitalized and infected COVID-19 patients in Spain (6043 on Tuesday) and 369 in intensive care units (392 on Tuesday). The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus is 4.62% (5.16% on Tuesday) and in intensive care units in 4.35% (4.60% on Tuesday).
Between August 2 and 8, 92,804 diagnostic tests were carried out in the Autonomous Communities for people over 60 years of age, of which 49,257 PCR and 43,547 antigen tests, with a total rate of 753.40 per 100,000 inhabitants.
However, the percentage of positive is 24.43% compared to 25.85% on Tuesday.. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that this rate be below 5% to consider the spread of the virus “controlled”.
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