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Report below updated in Spain at 17h on Tuesday 9 June
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figures* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 9 June show a total of 27,136 deaths from Coronavirus in Spain – meaning that again, according to the ministry, there has not been an increase in the past 24 hours. The figures also state there have been 50 deaths in the past 7 days.
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.
The official figure released by the Health Ministry on Tuesday 9 June for the total number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus only through a PCR test is now 241,966 – an increase of 84 over Monday.
Of the 84 new cases, 45 are in Madrid and 17 in Catalonia. A total of 13 regions of Spain have reported just one or no increase of infections in the past 24 hours.
Monday’s figure for the increase of infections only through PCR testing had been 48 over Sunday – the lowest daily increase since 5 March. Sunday’s comparative figure had been 102 over Saturday. Saturday had been 164.
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.
*Confusion and discrepancies
There has been recent confusion regarding the Coronavirus mortality figures released by Spain’s central Health Ministry, as well as on-going discrepancies with the data released by some of the country’s regional health authorities.
Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) recently published figures showing that the number of deaths for the first 21 weeks of 2020 have been 24% higher than for the same period in 2019 – based on information received from the country’s civil registries (1 January to 24 May). The number of deaths during this period for 2020 is 43,945 higher than in 2019.
The INE report of its latest statistics also states that the week between 30 March and 5 April saw the highest number of deaths in the year, ‘with 20,575 deaths, 154.6% higher than the same week in 2019′. During the week of 18 May – the last week included in the study – an estimated 7,470 people died, which is ‘a similar figure to the 7,429 from the same week in 2019′, the INE stated.
The Health Ministry figures are normally presented by Fernando Simón, director of the Coordination Centre for Health Alerts and Emergencies, and who reports to the Health Minister Salvador Illa.
Salvador Illa has perviously said that, ‘Spain is following a very strict definition of cases [both for deaths and infections of Coronavirus] in line with international authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 and then dies is considered a Coronavirus fatality.’
The ‘new normality’
The Spanish government has approved a royal decree to establish the measures that will govern the ‘new normality’ that will follow on for life in Spain after the lockdown, and until a vaccine is found for Covid-19. The text has been jointly drawn up by Spain’s Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport.
50% of Spain now in Phase Three
50% of Spain has now moved to Phase Three in the government’s four-phase de-escalation of lockdown restrictions plan.
We’ve published all the key rules and measures regarding the four phases in a separate report, together with the current ‘phase status’ for each region and province. The fully updated report can be found here: Lifting of lockdown in Spain – full details of all phases for all regions.
To download a full PDF (in Spanish) of all the updated measures for Phase Two that have been published in the Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE), please click here.
Here is also a link to a 29-page PDF (in Spanish) from the Spanish Health Ministry, providing all the guidelines for Phase Two.
On Saturday 30 May, the Spanish government published in its Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE) the full details of all the measures for Phase Three.
Here is also a link to a 22-page PDF (in Spanish) from the Spanish Health Ministry, providing all the guidelines for Phase Three.
Our previous reports on Coronavirus in Spain:
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