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Report below updated in Spain at 20.45h on Wednesday 20 May

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – today’s figures

The latest official figures* for Coronavirus (Covid-19) released by Spain’s Health Ministry in Madrid at 5pm on Wednesday 20 May confirm that 27,888 people have now died from the pandemic in Spain, up by 95 on yesterday – the fourth day in a row that the daily increase in deaths has been under 100.

Tuesday had seen an increase of 83 Coronavirus-related deaths over Monday. Monday had been an increase of 59 over Sunday. Sunday had been 87.

The current peak of recorded deaths related to Coronavirus in a 24-hour period in Spain was on 2 April, when 950 deaths were registered.

Official figures released daily by the Spanish Health Ministry are for the total number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus only through a PCR test (polymerase chain reaction). That figure for Wednesday 20 May is 232,555 – an increase of 416 over yesterday.

Tuesday’s figure for the increase of infections only through PCR had been 295 over Monday. Monday’s comparative figure had been 285 over Sunday. Sunday had been 421.

A total figure also released today by the ministry for those who have tested positive through PCR and antibody testing, however, is 279,524 (232,555 PCR; 46,969 antibody).

The current peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period in Spain was on 31 March, when 9,222 new cases were registered (including from PCR and antibody).

The Health Ministry has not released a figure for the number of people who have made a full recovery.

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Local police (Guardia Urbana) in Barcelona carrying out road checks during the on-going lockdown. (Photo Guardia Urbana / @barcelona_GUB / Twitter)

Of the official figures released by the ministry today – and based only on the total 232,555 confirmed cases through PCR testing – there have now been 66,860 cases in the Madrid region and where 8,912 have died (from the total 27,888 across the country). There have been 55,888 cases in Catalonia and where 6,021 have died.

There are now 13,435 known cases in the Basque Country (1,480 deaths), 12,502 in Andalusia (1,371), 16,739 in Castilla La Mancha (2,913) and 10,949 in the Valencia region (1,378).

Figures for those infected with Coronavirus in other regions are now as follows: Aragón 5,551 (843 deaths), Asturias 2,374 (304 deaths), Balearic Islands 2,018 (221), Canary Islands 2,300 (155), Cantabria 2,277 (209), Castilla y León 18,586 (1,960), Ceuta 119 (4), Extremadura 3,040 (504), Galicia 9,067 (607), Melilla 121 (2), Murcia 1,560 (148), Navarra 5,136 (503) and La Rioja 4,033 (353).

A full breakdown in Spanish of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.

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