Report below updated in Spain at 19h on Wednesday 27 May.
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN
Latest figures & official period of mourning
Today Spain officially started a 10-day period of mourning to pay tribute to over 27,000 confirmed deaths from Coronavirus (Covid-19). Until 6 June, flags are flying at half-mast at more than 14,000 public buildings across Spain, as well as on all the navy’s vessels.
Official figures released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 27 May show that there have now been 27,118 Coronavirus-related deaths in Spain – an increase of 1 in 24 hours, compared to the figure released on Tuesday.
The Health Ministry said that Tuesday’s figures represented an increase of 35 deaths for a 7-day period. They now state that today’s figures represent an increase of 1 death in 24 hours, and 39 deaths in the past 7 days.
The official figure released on Wednesday 27 May for the total number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus only through a PCR test was 236,769 – an increase of 231 over Tuesday.
Tuesday’s figure for the increase of infections only through PCR testing had been 194 over Monday. Monday’s figure had been 132 over Sunday. Sunday had been 246.
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.
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.
Our previous reports on Coronavirus in Spain:
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