Report below updated in Spain at 17.30h on Friday 3 July
Please note: Spain’s Health Ministry will next update its overall figures on Monday 6 July.
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 3 July for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus only through a PCR test is now 250,545 – an increase of 442 over the figure released at this time on Thursday.
The increase in cases over the past 7 days is 2,028.
The ministry states, however, that the overall figures per region are still being individually checked for discrepancies – and the increase is actually 174 new cases in 24 hours. Of the 174 new cases, the ministry states that 50 are in Madrid, 42 in Catalonia, 31 in Aragón, 11 in Galicia, 9 in Andalusia and 8 in Castilla La Mancha.
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 3 July also now show that there have been a total of 28,385 Coronavirus-related deaths in Spain – an increase of 17 in 24 hours.
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.
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 restrictions. CLICK HERE for all details: Spain’s ‘New Normality’ – key points
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