Report below updated in Spain at 17h on Friday 10 July
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 10 July for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now 253,908. This is an overall increase of 1,395 against the figure released on Thursday, as the ministry is still adjusting the historical data. It is an increase of 333 new infections in 24 hours – the highest daily increase since 23 May.
Of the 333 new infections registered in the past 24 hours, 81 are in Catalonia (with 2,659 new cases there in the past 14 days), 68 are in Aragón (472 new cases in 14 days), 32 in Andalusia, 30 in Madrid, 26 in Navarra, 25 in Extremadura, 20 in Galicia and 17 in the Valencia region.
The current peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period in Spain was on 31 March, when 9,222 new cases were registered.
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.
Extremadura joins Catalonia and Balearic Islands on face mask policy – Cantabria, Asturias and Aragón could also make it compulsory
Extremadura has now joined Catalonia and the Balearic Islands in deciding to make the wearing of face masks compulsory in all public spaces, regardless of social distancing, in order to try and prevent any further infections of Coronavirus (Covid-19). It has been reported that Cantabria, Asturias and Aragón are also now considering applying the same measures.
Use of face masks 😷 is mandatory, even when physical distancing is maintained:
🚶♀️ On public thoroughfares
🏪 In public spaces
🚇 On public transport
🏃 Practising sports
👧 Summer camps
👦 Children under 6
🏖️ Swimming and sunbathing at beaches
— Catalan Government (@catalangov) July 9, 2020
*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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