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Spain's national coronavirus incidence rate rises for the fifth consecutive day

Last week Spain returned to the medium risk from Covid-19 level, of between 50 to 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

ANTONIO PANIAGUA

Data on the evolution of the coronavirus cases in Spain continues to show a rebound in the figures. On Monday, 8 November, the Ministry of Health notified 6,417 new infections. And, according to official statistics, for the fifth consecutive day the national Covid-19 cumulative incidence rate increased again, going from 51.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Thursday to 58.5 on Monday.

Ever since Spain re-entered the medium risk from Covid zone (between 50 to 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), which happened last week, the transmission rate has been registering daily growth.

Another 54 deaths have been added to the death toll which means that 87,558 people, with a positive diagnostic test for the virus, have died since the virus first arrived in Spain.

Hospital occupancy

The hospital occupancy has also registered an increase, rising 65 since last Friday to 1,858 patients. And an additional 14 patients are being treated in an intensive care unit, making a total of 400.

By region, all have suffered a rise in the cumulative incidence rate, except the Asturias, which remains at 41 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. At the other extreme is Navarra which is the region with the greatest increase in its incidence rate, going from the 94 that it counted on Friday to 112 on Monday.

Positivity rate

Meanwhile, the positivity rate for tests stands at 3.22 per cent, compared to the 2.79 per cent on Friday. The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that this figure be below 5 per cent to consider the spread of the virus as controlled.