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CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 12 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now 888,968. This is an overall increase of 27,856 against the figure released on Friday – although the ministry claims that 2,825 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.

There have now been 123,734 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 888,968. The figure for infections detected in the past 7 days is 62,324.

Figures released today also show that 2,803 people have required hospital treatment in the past 7 days, with 166 in intensive care.

The official figure* for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Monday 12 October is now 33,124 – an increase of 195 since Friday. It is a total of 447 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 12,788 infections against Thursday’s figures – with the ministry stating that 5,986 had occurred in a 24 hour period.

Thursday had seen an overall increase of 12,423 infections against Wednesday – yet 5,585 in a 24 hour period. The Health Ministry has not been updating any figures during the weekends since Friday 3 July.

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 2,825 new infections registered in the past 24 hours by the Health Ministry on Monday 12 October, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 546 in Navarra (4,881 new cases in past 14 days)
  • 397 in Aragón (5,337)
  • 330 in Madrid (33,422 new cases in past 14 days)
  • 295 in Galicia (3,537)
  • 259 in Andalusia (16,359)
  • 195 in Catalonia (20,184)
  • 160 in Asturias (1,718)
  • 156 in Extremadura (2,468)
  • 133 in the Canary Islands (1,905)
  • 124 in Castilla y León (9,685)
  • 64 in the Balearic Islands (1,405)
  • 50 in La Rioja (1,139)
  • 35 in Cantabria (662)
  • 31 in Castilla La Mancha (6,646)
  • 29 in the Valencia Region (4,763)
  • 5 in Murcia (4,732)
  • in the Basque Country (4,182)
  • 13 in Melilla (437)
  • 3 in Ceuta (272)

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

Emergency service workers (SAMUR) participating in Spain's National Day on 12 October 2020 in Madrid.
Emergency service workers (SAMUR) participating in Spain’s National Day tribute on 12 October 2020, at the Royal Palace in Madrid. (Ministerio de Defensa)

State of Alarm declared in Madrid

The Spanish cabinet on Friday declared a state of alarm for the Madrid region for the next 15 days. Full report here: ‘State of Alarm’ imposed on Madrid 

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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