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Ministry of Health adds 144 Covid deaths in Spain, for the second consecutive day

Vaccinations in Valencia.
Vaccinations in Valencia. / EFE
  • In the latest 24-hour period, the country registered 11,956 positive coronavirus tests while the cumulative incidence rate fell to 378

Spain has officially recorded 82,883 Covid-19 deaths, confirmed with a positive coronavirus test, since the start of the pandemic. Although the fifth wave is in remission, for the second consecutive day, another 144 deaths were added this Wednesday (18 August).

However, the number of new infections and the cumulative incidence rates have improved, which should lead to the death toll dropping.

The country’s Ministry of Health, headed by Carolina Darias, has reported 11,956 new positive coronavirus tests, well below the average 15,000 that have been registered in recent days. According to the department, the number of infections reported since the start of the pandemic has reached 4,745,558.

The national incidence rate maintains its downward trend and falls 20, to 378.13, in the last 24 hours.

Hospital pressure has also eased. Covid patients represent 7.53 per cent of all beds occupied (7.83 the day before) and 20.28 per cent (20.71 the day before) in intensive care units. Specifically, there are 8,819 patients are admitted for Covid throughout Spain of which 1,861 are in an ICU.