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Coronavirus in Spain figures (27 June)

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Report below updated in Spain at 17.30h on Saturday 27 June

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Saturday 27 June for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus only through a PCR test is now 248,469 – an increase of 191 over Friday.

Of the 191 new cases, 72 are in Catalonia, 36 in Madrid28 in Aragón and 18 in Andalusia.

There are a further 9 new cases in Castilla y Leòn8 in Navarra, and 6 in the Balearic Islands.

Friday’s figure for the daily increase of infections only through PCR testing had also been 191 over Thursday.  Thursday’s comparative figure had been 157 over Wednesday. Wednesday had been 196.

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 Saturday 27 June also now show that there have been a total of 28,341 Coronavirus-related deaths in Spain – an increase of in 24 hours – and 13 in the past 7 days.

Friday’s figures had shown an increase of 8 deaths in 24 hours, and 11 in 7 days. Thursday had shown 3 deaths in 24 hours, and 11 in 7 days.

Figures released over a week ago, on Friday 19 June, were finally updated to show 1,179 more deaths than the total that had previously been maintained during 12 consecutive days, since Sunday 7 June.

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.

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People waiting to cross a street in Barcelona during the relaxing of lockdown restrictions. (Edu Bayer / Barcelona.cat)

*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.’

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Spain has started its ‘New Normality’

After three months under a ‘state of alarm’ (since 14 March), Spain entered its ‘New Normality’ phase on Monday 22 June, following on from the government’s four phased plan to relax the country’s lockdown restrictionsCLICK HERE for all details: Spain’s ‘New Normality’ – key points

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