Report below updated in Spain at 18.30h on Tues 27 Oct
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 27 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,116,738. This is an overall increase of 18,418 against the figure released on Monday – although the ministry claims that 8,304 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.
Of the 18,418 overall increase in confirmed cases since Monday’s figures, 4,443 are in Catalonia, 2,905 in Andalusia, 2,185 in Madrid and 1,514 in Castilla y León.
There have now been 205,256 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,116,738. The figure for the past 7 days is 107,374.
According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 16,696 across Spain – of which 2,292 are in intensive care (UCI). Hospital data could include patients who have shown symptoms of Coronavirus, but are still awaiting test results. The full data shows the numbers per region and % occupancy of UCI wards.
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 52,188 infections against Friday, with the ministry claiming that 5,217 had occurred in a 24 hour period. The ministry has not been updating its 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.
Of the 8,304 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Tuesday 27 October, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,854 in Madrid (28,831 new cases in past 14 days)
- 1,715 in Catalonia (48,302)
- 1,004 in Aragón (11,509)
- 887 in the Basque Country (11,275)
- 578 in Navarra (7,469)
- 520 in Galicia (6,386)
- 381 in Andalusia (33,019)
- 341 in Extremadura (4,682)
- 241 in Asturias (3,481)
- 152 in Castilla La Mancha (8,880)
- 132 in Cantabria (1,744)
- 130 in La Rioja (2,222)
- 82 in the Balearic Islands (2,060)
- 80 in the Canary Islands (1,638)
- 74 in the Valencia Region (9,346)
- 54 in Murcia (6,521)
- 18 in Castilla y León (16,431)
- 31 in Ceuta (483)
- 30 in Melilla (97)
A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.
New ‘State of Alarm’ in Spain
On Sunday the Spanish government has approved a new nationwide State of Alarm to combat further cases of Coronavirus, following an extraordinary cabinet meeting. The key purpose is to enable the regional governments of Spain the legal requirements to impose and enforce nightlife curfews and other restrictions, where required. Full details here: New ‘State of Alarm’ in Spain
In a separate report (and being regularly updated), we have detailed all the curfew times and key restrictions in place for each region of Spain – Details of curfews & restrictions for all regions of Spain during ‘State of Alarm’
*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.
Click here for all previous reports on: Coronavirus in Spain
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