SPAIN UPDATE – 23 AUGUST 2021
MORE PILGRIMS - MORE VACCINATIONS - LESS INFECTIONS!
Pilgrim arrivals - 10265 pilgrims registered at the Pilgrims’ Office in Santiago in the last 7 days.
Pilgrim Accommodation – pilgrims are reporting difficulty finding accommodation on a number of routes due to the reduced capacity of albergues. Pilgrims setting out are advised to plan carefully and whenever possible to book a bed in advance.
Infections: Spain cumulative incidence last 14 days per 100,000 of the population: 345.18 (down from 462.23 last week, and from 591.14 two weeks ago).
Of the 17 regions of Spain, ALL now have incidence rates under 500. In Galicia the incidence is 374.53 (down from 494.89 last week, and from 605.78 two weeks ago).
Hospitals: There are currently 8,166 people in hospital with Covid in Spain (down from 9,308 last week, and from 10,015 two weeks ago). 1,818 of these patients are in ICU. This is 19.3% ICU occupancy (a small decrease - about 1.5% - on last week). In Cataluña the ICU occupancy is still the highest in the country, at 42.5% (again, a small decrease - about 1.4% - on last week).
Vaccinations – ALMOST 80% OF PEOPLE IN GALICIA VACCINATED
74.7% have received one vaccine dose in Spain, and 65.5% have received the “pauta completa” and are fully vaccinated. In Galicia, 78.4% have received one dose and 78.4% the pauta completa (2nd highest of the 17 regions). [Health Ministry update, 20/08/2021]