Report below updated in Spain at 19.30h on Mon 2 Nov
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 2 November for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,240,697. This is an overall increase of 55,019 against the figure released on Friday – the highest weekend figure during this ‘second wave’. The ministry claims that 4,334 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours. Figures today have been updated to 2pm for all regions with the exception of Catalonia for ‘technical reasons’. Figures from Catalonia are updated to Sunday.
The peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period during this ‘second wave’ in Spain was on 30 October, when 9,723 new cases were registered. During the ‘first wave’, it was on 31 March when 9,222 new cases were registered.
Of the 55,019 overall increase in confirmed cases since Friday’s figures, 15,635 are in Andalusia, 9,569 are in Catalonia (Sat-Sun data only), 4,888 in Castilla y León, 3,468 in Madrid, 3,063 in Aragón, 2,079 in Castilla-La Mancha and 3,309 in the Basque Country.
There have now been 245,039 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,240,697. The figure for the past 7 days is 114,648.
According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 19,170 across Spain – of which 2,650 are in intensive care (UCI). This currently represents a total 27,97% occupation of intensive care wards for Covid-19 patients across Spain. The occupation is 53.33% in La Rioja and 48.18% in Aragón. 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 Friday had shown an overall increase of 25,595 infections against Thursday, with the ministry claiming that 9,723 had occurred in a 24 hour period.
Of the 4,334 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Monday 2 November, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 790 in the Basque Country (14,151 new cases in past 14 days)
- 692 in Aragón (14,869)
- 529 in Galicia (8,403)
- 525 in Navarra (7,808)
- 371 in Extremadura (5,937)
- 342 in Andalusia (45,885)
- 317 in Madrid (26,892)
- 194 in Asturias (4,259)
- 146 in Cantabria (2,282)
- 115 in the Canary Islands (1,646)
- 100 in La Rioja (2,448)
- 57 in Castilla La Mancha (10,537)
- 44 in the Balearic Islands (2,640)
- 28 in Murcia (8,441)
- 19 in the Valencia Region (11,298)
- 6 in Castilla y León (19,889)
- 0 in Catalonia (55,776) – no update in past 24 hours
- 27 in Ceuta (705)
- 32 in Melilla (1,173)
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 new 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 nighttime 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. Most regions have now issued border closures and there are many municipality confinements. 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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