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Report below updated in Spain at 17.45h on Wednesday 1 July

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 1 July for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus only through a PCR test is now 249,659 – an increase of 149 over Tuesday.

Of the 149 new cases, 40 are in Madrid, 21 in Andalusia, 20 in Aragón and 17 in Catalonia.

Tuesday’s figure for the daily increase of infections only through PCR testing had been 99 over Monday. Monday’s comparative figure had been 84 over Sunday. Sunday had been 118.

Spain has now seen an increase of 1,902 new cases of Coronavirus in the last 7 days, a substantial increase compared to the figures released on 20 June, showing 1,450 new cases for the 7 days just prior to the conclusion of the ‘state of alarm’ and before the start of the ‘New Normality’.

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 Wednesday 1 July also now show that there have been a total of 28,363 Coronavirus-related deaths in Spain – an increase of in 24 hours – and 19 in the past 7 days.

Tuesday’s figures had shown 9 deaths in 24 hours, and 20 in 7 days. Monday had been an increase of 3 deaths in 24 hours, and 12 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.

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A scene in the Avenida de Gaudí in Barcelona during the relaxing of lockdown restrictions, with the Sagrada Família in the background. (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.

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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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