The autonomous communities have notified the Ministry of Health this Friday of 74,937 new cases of COVID-19. These figures are lower than those of the same day last week, when 118,922 positives were reportedwhich shows the downward trend in the evolution of the pandemic.
The total number of infections in Spain already rises to 10,274,653 since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The accumulated incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 2,299.44. In the past two weeks, a total of 1,089,594 positives have been registered.
In the report of this Friday 195 new deaths have been added, compared to 199 last Friday. Up to 94,235 people with a positive diagnostic test have died since the virus arrived in Spain, according to data collected by the Ministry. In the last week, 833 people with confirmed positive have died in Spain.
Currently, there are 16,326 patients hospitalized and positive for COVID-19 throughout Spain (17,012 yesterday) and 1,880 in the ICU (1,947 yesterday). In the last 24 hours, there have been 1,632 admissions (1,722 yesterday) and 2,164 registrations (2,195 yesterday). The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 13.08 percent (13.59% yesterday) and in ICUs at 19.96 percent (20.63% yesterday).
Between January 25 and 31, the autonomous communities have carried out 1,626,467 diagnostic tests, of which 633,562 have been PCR and 992,905 antigen tests, with an overall rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 3,458.64.
The total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic is close to 10.2 million, detected by test and notified to the health services of the communities.
Worldwide, cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic amount to 384 millionand deaths exceed 5.6 million.
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