Report below updated in Spain at 19.30h on Thurs 29 Oct
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 29 October for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,160,083. This is an overall increase of 23,580 against the figure released on Wednesday – although the ministry claims that 9,395 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.
The previous peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period in Spain was on 31 March, when 9,222 new cases were registered.
Of the 23,580 overall increase in confirmed cases since Wednesday’s figures, 5,447 are in Catalonia, 5,302 in Andalusia, 2,452 in Madrid, 1,908 in Castilla y León and 1,529 in the Valencia region.
There have now been 220,164 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,160,083. The figure for the past 7 days is 108,326.
According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 17,520 across Spain – of which 2,404 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 Wednesday had shown an overall increase of 19,765 infections against Tuesday, with the ministry claiming that 9,303 had occurred in a 24 hour period.
Of the 9,395 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Thursday 29 October, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,809 in Madrid (28,039 new cases in past 14 days)
- 1,707 in Catalonia (52,234)
- 1,121 in Aragón (12,983)
- 915 in the Basque Country (12,231)
- 653 in Andalusia (35,674)
- 621 in Galicia (7,279)
- 551 in Navarra (7,669)
- 491 in Extremadura (5,255)
- 394 in Asturias (3,845)
- 226 in La Rioja (2,332)
- 198 in Cantabria (1,984)
- 191 in Castilla La Mancha (9,775)
- 135 in the Valencia Region (10,928)
- 130 in the Canary Islands (1,693)
- 75 in the Balearic Islands (2,251)
- 40 in Murcia (6,695)
- 23 in Castilla y León (17,627)
- 55 in Ceuta (554)
- 60 in Melilla (1,116)
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
The Spanish Congress has voted to extend the current ‘State of Alarm’ until 9 May 2021. The nationwide State of Alarm was declared on Sunday to combat further cases of Coronavirus, initially for a period of 15 days. 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. Many regions are also announcing border closures. Please refer to our full on-going report here: 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.
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