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Coronavirus in Spain update – and 26 May figures

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Report below last updated in Spain at 23.55h on Tuesday 26 May


Official period of mourning

From today, Wednesday 27 May, Spain officially starts a 10-day mourning period to pay tribute to over 27,000 confirmed deaths from Coronavirus in the country (see most recent figures released on 27 May).

Until 6 June, flags will be flying at half-mast at more than 14,000 public buildings across Spain, as well as on all the navy’s vessels.

Flags being lowered half-mast in Madrid
Flags were lowered half-mast at the Comunidad de Madrid on 30 March 2020, for a minute’s silence for the victims of Coronavirus. (Photo Isabel Díaz Ayuso / Twitter @IdiazAyuso)

The mourning period will end with an official ceremony led by King Felipe VI in remembrance of the victims, and once the country emerges further from its phased de-escalation of lockdown restrictions.

It was announced by the Spanish government’s spokeswoman María Jesús Montero during a press conference on Tuesday.

She said the country would be remembering the ‘men and women whose lives have been suddenly cut short, leaving friends and family in great pain, both from the sudden loss and from the difficult circumstances in which it has occurred’.

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest figures

The latest official figures released by Spain’s Health Ministry in Madrid on Tuesday 26 May showed that there have been 27,117 Coronavirus-related deaths in Spain – an overall increase of 283 over the figure released on Monday.

Monday’s figure had already been adjusted down by 1,918 from the figure released on Sunday. However, the Health Ministry claimed that with Tuesday’s figures, the increase has now been 35 deaths for a 7-day period.

The official figure released on Tuesday 26 May for the total number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus only through a PCR test was 236,259 – an increase of 194 over Monday.

Monday’s figure for the increase of infections only through PCR testing had been 132 over Sunday. Sunday’s figure had been 246 over Saturday.

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).

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

Phase Two has started (and Phase One for Madrid and Barcelona)

From Monday, many areas of Spain moved to Phase Two of the government’s de-escalation plan to lift lockdown restrictions. The Madrid region, the city of Barcelona (and metropolitan areas), as well as the entire region of Castilla y León, moved to Phase One.

ALSO READ: Barcelona enjoys Phase One, with parts of Catalonia in Phase Two.

We’ve published all the key rules and measures regarding the four phases in a separate report, together with full details of the current ‘phase status’ for each region and province. The report can be found here: Lifting of lockdown in Spain – full details of all phases for all regions.

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Our previous reports on Coronavirus in Spain:

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain figures (25 May)

ALSO READ: Barcelona enjoys Phase One, with parts of Catalonia in Phase Two.

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain figures (24 May)

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ALSO READ: Spanish Congress votes to extend ‘state of alarm’ until 7 June

ALSO READ: Face masks to be compulsory in closed spaces and outside, if not at 2-metre distance

ALSO READ: Spain extends international ban on entry into country until 15 June

ALSO READ: Ryanair plans to restore 40% of flights from 1 July

ALSO READ: La Liga players back in training, with games to possibly restart on 20 June

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Ramandeep Kaur 27th May 2020 at 1:44 pm

Thank you for news

hilton baker 27th May 2020 at 2:28 pm

sad sad sad ..i am m bewildered by 27000 deaths …..may god help us all..

Edna Hubble 27th May 2020 at 5:28 pm

Can you please inform me if you know of the date for lifting of lockdown restrictions for Care Homes in the Alicante/Guardamar de Segura towns. There does not seem to be any information published regarding this. If you can help with any information I would be grateful, especially as my husband is in a Care Home in Guardamar. Thank you.


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