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Coronavirus in Spain figures (5 Oct)

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Report below updated in Spain at 18.30h on Mon 5 Oct

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 5 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now 813,412. This is an overall increase of 23,480 against the figure released on Friday – although the ministry claims that 2,099 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.

The ministry has not been updating any figures during the weekends since Friday 3 July.

There have now been 119,447 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 813,412. The figure for infections detected in the past 7 days is 49,118.

Figures released today also show that 2,004 people have required hospital treatment in the past 7 days, with 144 in intensive care.

The official figures* for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Monday 5 October is now 32,225 – an increase of 139 since Friday. According to the ministry, it is a total of 366 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 11,325 infections against Thursday’s figures – with the ministry stating that 3,722 had occurred in a 24 hour period.

Thursday had shown an overall increase of 9,419 infections against Wednesday – yet 3,715 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 (figures from Friday 13 March), with 121 deaths. By Monday 16 March, there had been a further 4,960 infections. The total death toll on 16 March had increased to 309.

Of the 2,099 new infections registered in the past 24 hours by the Health Ministry on Monday 5 October, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 318 in Aragón (3,930 new cases in past 14 days)
  • 302 in Navarra (4,475)
  • 266 in the Basque Country (5,245)
  • 260 in Galicia (2,970)
  • 207 in Madrid (39,090)
  • 121 in Catalonia (14,733)
  • 102 in Extremadura (2,447)
  • 100 in the Canary Islands (2,232)
  • 98 in the Valencia Region (4,990)
  • 93 in Asturias (1,293)
  • 61 in Cantabria (730)
  • 53 in La Rioja (1,184)
  • 44 in Castilla y León (9,044)
  • 22 in Murcia (5,109)
  • 21 in the Balearic Islands (1,533)
  • 13 in Castilla La Mancha (7,159)
  • in Andalusia (12,693)
  • 12 in Melilla (383)
  • 6 in Ceuta (207)

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

A group of men playing pétanque
A group of men playing pétanque in Barcelona in May 2020, during the lifting of lockdown restrictions. (Edu Bayer)

Madrid in partial lockdown since Friday

The entire city of Madrid and nine other municipalities in the region started partial lockdown restrictions against the spread of Coronavirus from 10pm on Friday. The measures imposed by the Spanish Health Ministry are being challenged by the Madrid authorities in court. Full report here: New restrictions for Madrid from 10pm tonight – also being legally challenged

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. Each region of Spain has since imposed the restrictions following their own timetable – and some regions have made restrictions even tighter. Social gatherings in some regions are only permitted with up to a maximum of 6 peopleRead 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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