Report below updated in Spain at 18.30h on Mon 21 Sept
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 21 September for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now 671,468. This is an overall increase of 31,428 against the figure released on Friday – although the ministry claims that 2,957 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.
The ministry states that it is still verifying and updating historical data (please also see discrepancies in figures* below). It has also not been updating any figures during the weekends since Friday 3 July.
There have now been 131,722 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 671,468. The figure for infections detected in the past 7 days is 61,748.
Figures released today also show that 2,293 people have required hospital treatment in the past 7 days, with 156 in intensive care.
The official figures* for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Monday 21 September is now 30,663 – an increase of 168 since Friday’s figures (and according to the ministry, it is a total of 311 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 Friday had shown an overall increase of 14,389 infections against Thursday’s figures – with the ministry stating that 4,697 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.
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. 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 2,957 new infections registered in the past 24 hours by the Health Ministry on Monday 21 September, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 794 in Madrid (49,725 new cases in past 14 days)
- 368 in the Basque Country (6,868)
- 362 in Navarra (3,963)
- 266 in Aragón (5,034)
- 247 in Andalusia (11,825)
- 179 in Extremadura (2,911)
- 132 in La Rioja (1,474)
- 127 in Catalonia (12,977)
- 116 in the Canary Islands (2,805)
- 104 in Galicia (3,210)
- 67 in Cantabria (1,392)
- 58 in Asturias (951)
- 47 in Castilla La Mancha (7,458)
- 34 in Castilla y León (8,097)
- 21 in the Balearic Islands (1,887)
- 5 in Murcia (5,479)
- 0 in the Valencia Region (5,260)
- 18 in Melilla (274)
- 12 in Ceuta (132)
A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.
Madrid imposes new restrictions
Madrid has started from Monday new restrictions in 37 areas of the region, including in 6 districts of the city itself, to further combat the spread of Coronavirus. For full details: Madrid in partial lockdown, with regional government under spotlight.
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 has since imposed the restrictions following their own timetable – and some regions have made restrictions even tighter. Read about the initial measures here: Spain imposes strict new measures on nightlife across the country
*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 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 were 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 was 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 restrictions.
Click here for all previous reports on: Coronavirus in Spain
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