Report below updated in Spain at 17.15h on Tuesday 4 August
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 4 August for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now 302,814. This is an overall increase of 5,760 against the figure released on Monday – although the figure yesterday did not include data from Madrid, Catalonia or Navarra for ‘technical problems’. The ministry claims that 1,178 infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.
The ministry says it is also still verifying and updating historical data (please also see discrepancies in figures* below). It has not been updating any figures during the weekends since Friday 3 July.
Excluding data from Madrid, Catalonia and Navarra, figures on Monday had shown an increase of 8,532 infections since Friday – of which 968 had been in a 24 hour period, according to the ministry.
Friday had been 1,524 infections in a 24 hour period – but an overall increase of 3,092 compared to Thursday.
Of the 1,178 new infections registered in the past 24 hours by the central Health Ministry in Spain, 365 are in Aragón, 292 are in Madrid, 109 in Catalonia, 109 in Andalusia, 59 in Navarra, 52 in the Basque Country, 36 in Galicia, 35 in Cantabria, 25 in Castilla La Mancha, 30 in the Valencia region and 18 in Murcia.
8 cases have been registered in the Canary Islands in the past 24 hours, and 5 in the Balearic Islands.
A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.
*Discrepancies in figures
Although the Health Ministry updated its official Coronavirus mortality figures on 19 June 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.
Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE)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.