Report below updated in Spain at 17.45h on Tues 13 Oct
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 13 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now 896,086. This is an overall increase of 7,118 against the figure released on Monday – although the ministry claims that 2,759 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours. Figures today exclude any updates from Andalusia for ‘technical reasons’.
There have now been 123,843 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 896,086. The figure for infections detected in the past 7 days is 60,647.
Figures released today also show that 2,657 people have required hospital treatment in the past 7 days, with 164 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 Monday had shown an overall increase of 27,856 infections against Friday’s figures – with the ministry claiming that 2,825 had occurred in a 24 hour period.
Friday had seen an overall increase of 12,788 infections against Thursday – yet 5,986 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 2,759 new infections registered in the past 24 hours by the Health Ministry on Tuesday 13 October, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 508 in the Basque Country (5,845 new cases in past 14 days)
- 491 in Madrid (32,594)
- 363 in Navarra (4,951)
- 361 in Aragón (5,470)
- 253 in Galicia (3,646)
- 165 in Catalonia (20,188)
- 142 in Extremadura (2,489)
- 139 in Asturias (1,790)
- 81 in La Rioja (1,219)
- 56 in the Canary Islands (1,879)
- 45 in Cantabria (634)
- 38 in the Balearic Islands (1,410)
- 33 in Castilla La Mancha (6,345)
- 21 in the Valencia Region (4,758)
- 14 in Castilla y León (9,684)
- 10 in Murcia (4,616)
- 0 in Andalusia (15,574) – no update today.
- 21 in Melilla (470)
- 18 in Ceuta (281)
A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.
State of Alarm continues in Madrid
The Spanish cabinet declared a state of alarm for the Madrid region last Friday, officially for an initial period of 15 days. Full report here: ‘State of Alarm’ imposed on Madrid.
New restrictions are to be applied across Spain to all communities that exceed the rate of 500 cases of Coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants during the past 14 days, have a positivity rate in tests higher than 10% – and an occupation of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs) of above 35%.
With figures published today, the Madrid region has moved to an infection rate of 489,15 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days – below the crucial 500 figure set by the Health Ministry. On Tuesday, the president of the Madrid regional government, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, called again for the state of alarm to be lifted. At the moment, however, it continues.
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 during the first half of this year.
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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