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Transmission rates have dropped recently, but thousands of new coronavirus cases are being reported every day. After more than a month of crisis figures thanks, in part, to the more transmissible, Delta variant, it seems there is some positive news for Europe. And according to a recent WHO report this week, this good news is largely in part due to the drop in the infection rate in Spain – recording 653.81 cases per 100,000 people on Tuesday, compared to 673.52 cases reported the previous day.

Spain’s fifth wave has put an end to its normally busy summer holiday season. But finally infections are dropping, having reached a record high earlier in July.

According to the latest Health Ministry report, 21,874 new infections overall were recorded on Wednesday, and 71 deaths were added to the toll.

The proportion of hospital beds used for coronavirus patients fell to 8.69 percent on Tuesday from 8.90 percent the day before.

However, slightly more intensive care beds are being used to treat patients, with the proportion rising to 20.40 percent on Tuesday from 20.02 percent on Monday, health ministry data shows.

But it’s not all good news, with the latest graphs showing the deaths are actually on the rise in the Eruopen nation.

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Spanish hospital ward

Spain’s deaths have spiked in recent days (Image: GETTY)

Covid in Europe MAPPED: Death rates in Europe  this week

Covid in Europe MAPPED: Death rates in Spain has spiked this week (Image: OUR WORLD IN DATA)

Covid in Europe MAPPED: Deaths from May to August

Covid in Europe MAPPED: Spain and the UK have seen a rise (Image: OUR WORLD IN DATA)

Like many countries in Europe, Spain has suffered tens of thousands of deaths throughout the pandemic.

In total, 81,931 deaths have been recorded so far, with more than 4.5 million confirmed cases of the virus.

As you can see from the charts above, Spain has seen a sharp rise in deaths in recent weeks.

In the last rolling five day figures show Spain recorded 0.81 on August 1, rising to 1.15 on Monday and reaching 1.38 on Tuesday and 1.49 on August 5 – the highest out of the UK, France, Germany and Italy.

This week, daily deaths have reached 157, 130, 71, 87 from Monday to Thursday.

Covid cases MAPPED: ICU rates since March

Covid cases MAPPED: ICU rates have also risen (Image: OUR WORLD IN DATA)

Covid cases MAPPED: Map of latest deaths

Covid cases MAPPED: This map shows the latest death tolls across Europe (Image: OUR WORLD IN DATA)

Elsewhere in Europe,

In France, the number of patients in intensive care has risen to 1,331, compared to 978 a week ago, public health figures revealed.

President Emmanuel Macron has taken to social media to encourage everyone to get vaccinated following the rise in cases – while deaths have reached a rolling 7 day average of 45.

Germany’s death toll is lower, at 20 for the last seven day rolling average.

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Covid cases MAPPED: New confirmed cases

Covid cases MAPPED: New confirmed cases are also up (Image: OUR WORLD IN DATA)

Spain infection level

The 14-day cumulative number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants of Spain now stands at 653.

The Balearic Islands currently has the highest incidence rate, with 904 cases per 100,000 people.

Vaccination centres in Spain are now filling up with teenagers eager to get their first shot of a coronavirus vaccine.

Now 10 of Spain’s regions are vaccinating the 12 to 19 age range, which makes up 3.8 million of the country’s population.

If the rollout keeps to the expected speed, most teenagers will be vaccinated in time for the start of the school year.

Spain’s regions are also continuing to vaccinate the 30 to 50 population group, most of whom are now receiving their second shot, and the 20 to 29 age group, half of whom have already received their first dose.

Spain has one of the highest shares of fully vaccinated people of the world’s large countries, with 58.6 percent of the population having received both doses.

UK-based travellers returning from Spain now have to take a PCR test instead of a lateral flow test, in a bid by the Transport secretary to stop infections coming over to the UK.

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