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Coronavirus in Spain figures (28 August)

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Report below updated in Spain at 20.30h on Friday 28 August

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 28 August for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now 439,286. This is an overall increase of 9,779 against the figure released on Thursday – although the ministry claims that 3,829 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.

Figures released today show that 1,693 people have required hospital treatment in the past 7 days, with 129 in intensive care.

The official figures* for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Friday 28 August is now 29,011 an increase of 15 since Thursday’s figures (and according to the ministry, it is a total of 129 deaths in the past 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.

Increase in infections

Figures released on Thursday had shown an overall increase of 9,658 infections against Wednesday’s figures – with the ministry stating that 3,781 had occurred in a 24 hour period.

The current peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period in Spain was on 31 March, when 9,222 new cases were registered.

Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 7,296 infections against Tuesday – yet 3,594 in a 24 hour period.

When Spain imposed its ‘state of alarm’ from Saturday 14 March, the Health Ministry had confirmed 4,231 known cases of Coronavirus at the time (based on figures released on Friday 13 March), with 121 deaths from it. By Monday 16 March, there had been a further 4,960 confirmed infections, taking the total at the time to 9,191. The death toll on 16 March had increased to 309.

Of the 3,829 new infections registered in the past 24 hours by the central Health Ministry in Spain on Friday 28 August, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 1,153 in Madrid (27,746 new cases in past 14 days)
  • 730 in the Basque Country (6,836)
  • 401 in Andalusia (8,186)
  • 267 in the Canary Islands (2,810)
  • 191 in Galicia (2,882)
  • 185 in Aragón (4,997)
  • 167 in Navarra (1,641)
  • 141 in Catalonia (13,113)
  • 128 in the Valencia Region (5,353)
  • 92 in Cantabria (901)
  • 86 in Castilla La Mancha (3,026)
  • 81 in Castilla y León (4,474)
  • 71 in La Rioja (940)
  • 51 in Extremadura (903)
  • 39 in Murcia (1,863)
  • 36 in Asturias (436)
  • 0 in the Balearic Islands (2,870)
  • 7 in Melilla (113)
  • 3 in Ceuta (78)

A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.

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Personnel of the ‘Unidad Militar de Emergencias (UME)’ helping to combat the spread of Coronavirus in the ‘Operación Balmis’ during the height of the state of alarm in March 2020. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Defence / UME)

2,000 troops now available for ‘tracking & tracing’ tasks

After Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Tuesday that 2,000 troops would be made available to the regional authorities to assist with tracking and tracing of Coronavirus, several regions have now started to use their assistance from Friday.

Sánchez had also offered the possibility of ‘regional state of alarms’ in Spain for those regions that require it – in order to combat the spread of Coronavirus.

Read the full report here: Pedro Sánchez offers possibility of ‘regional state of alarms’ – plus 2,000 troops to assist tracking Covid-19

Spain authorises its first clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine

Spain has authorised its first ‘Phase Two’ clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine, the Health Minister Salvador Illa has announced. Full report here: Spain authorises clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine.

Spain imposes strict new measures on nightlife

On Friday 14 August Spain announced strict new measures on nightlife across the whole country – as well as a ban on smoking outside, where social distancing cannot be maintained – in a further attempt to stop the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Each region of Spain is imposing the restrictions following their own timetable.

These are the key measures:

  • Music bars, nightclubs and discos will be closed across Spain.
  • All other bars and restaurants to close at 1am, with last customers allowed by midnight.
  • Following the measures already taken in Galicia and the Canary Islands, smoking will also be prohibited outside if 2 metre social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • There should be 10 people maximum at tables.
  • No ‘botellones’ (street drinking parties) allowed.

Read the full report here: Spain imposes strict new measures on nightlife across the country

ALSO READ: Catalonia bans social gatherings of more than 10 people

*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.

Click here for full report: Spain’s ‘excess mortality’ during Coronavirus pandemic is over 43,000

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.

Spain – ‘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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