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Report below updated in Spain at 18.15h on Weds 28 Oct

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 28 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,136,503. This is an overall increase of 19,765 against the figure released on Tuesday – although the ministry claims that 9,303 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.

Of the 19,765 overall increase in confirmed cases since Tuesday’s figures, 5,070 are in Catalonia, 2,670 in Madrid, 2,089 in Andalusia, 1,605 in the Valencia region and 1,210 in Aragon.

There have now been 212,853 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,136,503. The figure for the past 7 days is 106,783.

According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 17,073 across Spain – of which 2,368 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 official figure* for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday 28 October is now 35,466 – an increase of 168 since Tuesday. It is a total of 761 deaths in 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 Tuesday had shown an overall increase of 18,418 infections against Monday, with the ministry claiming that 8,304 had occurred in a 24 hour period.

Monday had seen an overall increase of 52,188 infections against Friday yet 5,217 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 9,303 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Wednesday 28 October, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 2,152 in Madrid (28,655 new cases in past 14 days)
  • 1,522 in Catalonia (50,420)
  • 1,174 in Aragón (12,407)
  • 999 in the Basque Country (11,961)
  • 711 in Galicia (6,879)
  • 491 in Andalusia (33,348)
  • 461 in Navarra (7,584)
  • 406 in Extremadura (5,061)
  • 333 in Asturias (3,632)
  • 176 in La Rioja (2,240)
  • 171 in Cantabria (1,844)
  • 163 in Castilla La Mancha (9,370)
  • 152 in the Valencia Region (10,393)
  • 100 in Murcia (6,837)
  • 97 in the Balearic Islands (2,198)
  • 86 in the Canary Islands (1,661)
  • 21 in Castilla y León (16,811)
  • 43 in Ceuta (504)
  • 45 in Melilla (1,048)

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

An image in Barcelona
An image in Barcelona during the height of the lockdown in April 2020. (Isaac Planella)

New ‘State of Alarm’ in Spain

On Sunday the Spanish government announced a new nationwide State of Alarm to combat further cases of Coronavirus. 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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