Despite the fact that the incidence of cases infected by coronavirus in this fifth wave continues to decline clearly, the Ministry of Health has reported 190 deaths due to this condition on Tuesday, the peak of deaths registered in Spain since May 11 . On the same day last week, 144 deaths were registered, 46 less than those indicated this Tuesday.
The ministry directed by Carolina Darias has notified 10,072 new cases of coronavirus . These figures offered by the autonomous communities are lower than those of the same day of the previous week , when 14,336 positives were reported, which confirms the downward trend in the evolution of the pandemic.
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The total number of infections in Spain already rises to 4,804,424 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to official statistics provided by Health . The accumulated incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 305 compared to 317 yesterday . In the past two weeks, a total of 145,013 positives have been registered.
Up to 83,527 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, 367 people with a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis have died in Spain.
Currently, there are 7,959 patients admitted for COVID-19 throughout Spain (8,330 yesterday) and 1,769 in the ICU (1,839 yesterday). In the last 24 hours, there have been 799 admissions (774 yesterday) and 1,141 discharges (419 yesterday) .
The occupancy rate of beds occupied by patients with a positive diagnosis for coronavirus stands at 6.79 percent (7.11% yesterday) and in ICUs at 19.28 percent (20.04% yesterday) .
Between August 14 and 20, the autonomous communities have carried out 782,125 diagnostic tests, of which 505,482 have been PCR and 276,643 antigen tests, with an overall rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 1,663.17 . The overall positivity rate stands at 10.68 percent, up from 10.79 percent yesterday.