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Report below updated in Spain at 17h on Friday 26 June
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 26 June for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus only through a PCR test is now 247,905 – an increase of 191 over Thursday.
Of the 191 new cases, 72 are in Aragón and 41 are in Madrid. There are also 36 new cases in Catalonia and 12 in Andalusia.
There are a further 7 new cases in Navarra, 6 in Extremadura, and 4 in Galicia.
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 Ministry of Health’s official figures* for Friday 26 June also now show that there have been a total of 28,338 Coronavirus-related deaths in Spain – an increase of 8 in 24 hours – and 11 in the past 7 days.
Thursday’s figures had shown an increase of 3 deaths in 24 hours, and 11 in 7 days.
Wednesday had shown an increase of 2 deaths in 24 hours, and 10 in 7 days.
The current known peak of recorded deaths related to Coronavirus in a 24-hour period in Spain was on 2 April, when 950 deaths were registered.
A full breakdown in Spanish of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.
*Discrepancies in figures
Although the Health Ministry has now updated its official Coronavirus mortality figures following on-going discrepancies with the data released by some of the country’s regional health authorities – there are still huge differences in the ‘excess mortality’ figures published for this period in Spain.
Click here for full report: Spain’s ‘excess mortality’ during Coronavirus pandemic is over 43,000
Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) also 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.
Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa has 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.’
Spain has started its ‘New Normality’
After three months under a ‘state of alarm’ (since 14 March), Spain has finally entered its ‘New Normality’ phase, following on from the government’s four phased plan to relax the country’s lockdown restrictions. CLICK HERE for all details: Spain’s ‘New Normality’ – key points
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