Spain's daily Covid death toll drops as vaccination campaign pays off

Coronavirus testing. File photograph.
Coronavirus testing. File photograph. / SUR
  • The national cumulative incidence rate continues to fall slightly to 125 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

The high levels of immunisation among the older age groups in Spain is beginning to pay off. This Thursday (27 May) the Ministry of Health registered 33 coronavirus deaths - one of the lowest figures since the official statistics began to be more reliable last August, after the first wave of Covid-19.

The department’s data also showed a slight, one point, drop in the 14-day national cumulative incidence rate from 126.3 on Wednesday to 125.02 this Thursday.

The Ministry of Health also notified 5,290 new cases of coronavirus in the latest 24 hour period, a figure similar to the one that has been recorded almost every day since the second week of May.

Despite the fact that the national cumulative incidence rate has dropped, some seven regions have reported an increase, although it is not significant in any of them. They were Andalucía, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Valencian, Melilla and Navarra.

However, none of the 17 regional territories are in the extreme risk zone, when the rate exceeds 250.

The cumulative incidence rate at seven days continued to fall by almost two points to 56.43 and is well below half of the 14-day rate, which suggests that the pandemic, at least at the national level, will continue to recede in the coming days.