Report below updated in Spain at 18h on Weds 7 Oct
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 7 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now 835,901. This is an overall increase of 10,491 against the figure released on Tuesday – although the ministry claims that 5,075 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.
There have now been 121,072 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 835,901. The figure for infections detected in the past 7 days is 52,727.
Figures released today also show that 2,249 people have required hospital treatment in the past 7 days, with 157 in intensive care.
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 Tuesday had shown an overall increase of 11,998 infections against Monday’s figures – with the ministry stating that 4,030 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 (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 5,075 new infections registered in the past 24 hours by the Health Ministry on Wednesday 7 October, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 2,325 in Madrid (39,391 new cases in past 14 days)
- 473 in Andalusia (14,030)
- 395 in Aragón (4,047)
- 253 in Navarra (4,242)
- 215 in Extremadura (2,428)
- 211 in Galicia (2,822)
- 211 in Murcia (5,418)
- 198 in Catalonia (14,622)
- 119 in Asturias (1,348)
- 111 in La Rioja (1,248)
- 110 in the Canary Islands (2,094)
- 106 in the Valencia Region (5,025)
- 94 in Castilla La Mancha (7,557)
- 92 in Castilla y León (9,157)
- 57 in the Basque Country (4,917)
- 43 in Cantabria (691)
- 31 in the Balearic Islands (1,467)
- 10 in Melilla (358)
- 21 in Ceuta (210)
A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.
Madrid in partial lockdown since Friday
The entire city of Madrid and nine other municipalities in the region have been in partial lockdown against the spread of Coronavirus since 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 people. 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.
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