Report below updated in Spain at 17.15h on Tuesday 14 July
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 14 July for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now 256,619. This is an overall increase of 666 against the figure released on Monday – but with the ministry stating that 263 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.
Monday had shown an increase of 164 new infections in 24 hours (but an overall increase of 2,045 over the figures released on Friday). As the ministry does not release figures on Saturday and Sunday, the figure on Friday had shown an increase of 333 over Thursday. Thursday had been an increase of 241 in 24 hours.
Of the 263 new infections registered in the past 24 hours, 81 are in Aragón (with 685 new cases there in the past 14 days), 66 are in Catalonia (3,718 new cases in the past 14 days), 26 in Andalusia, 25 in Madrid, 15 in Castilla y León, 11 in Extremadura and 11 in Navarra.
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.
Lleida home confinement ‘lockdown’ still in doubt
The Catalan government has passed a legal reform in an attempt to overstep a judicial court ban and still be able to impose stricter lockdown measures in Lleida and seven surrounding municipalities in the county of Segrià.
A local court had ruled against the regional government’s initial home confinement order on Monday morning. You can read the full report here: Court rules against home confinement ordered for residents in areas of Lleida
President of the Catalonia, Quim Torra, had said he cannot accept the ruling.
‘We cannot understand that there is bureaucratic obstacles in decisions that are taken for the health and life of citizens,’ Torra said. ‘It’s a luxury to lose time with legal resolutions. We cannot allow this.’
The Spanish government has currently ruled out implementing a new ‘state of alarm’ in order to control the new outbreak in Lleida.
With the end of the state of alarm on 21 June and the start of the ‘New Normality’, all regional powers that had been centralised were reinstated. Each of Spain’s regional governments now has to monitor and control the epidemiological situation in their area.
*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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