The autonomous communities have notified this Tuesday to the Ministry of Health 49,829 new cases of covid-19, compared to 57,329 on the same day last week, of which 25,573 have occurred in people over 60 years of age.

The total number of infections in Spain already rises to 12,058,888 since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The incidence in people over 60 years of age stands at 843.24 in the last 14 days per 100,000, vs. 813.22 last Friday. In the past two weeks, a total of 103,871 positives have been registered in this age group.

Added to this Tuesday’s report 254 new deathscompared to 212 last Tuesday.

Up to 105,123 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, 222 people with a confirmed positive have died in Spain.

Currently, there are 7,291 patients admitted and positive in covid-19 throughout Spain (6,858 on Friday) and 356 in the ICU (362 on Friday). The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 5.89 percent (5.53% on Friday) and in ICUs at 3.96 percent (4.04% on Friday).

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Between April 30 and May 6, the autonomous communities have carried out 191,108 diagnostic tests in people over 60 years of age, of which 97,125 have been PCR and 93,983 antigen tests, with an overall rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 1,551.45.

In the meantime, the positivity rate stands at 31.33 percent, the same percentage as last Friday. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that this figure be below 5 percent to consider the spread of the virus as ‘controlled’.

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