Report below updated in Spain at 19h on Tues 3 Nov
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tueday 3 November for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,259,366. This is an overall increase of 18,669 against the figure released on Monday. The ministry claims that 5,141 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours. Figures today do not include full updates from Catalonia for ‘technical reasons’ (as was also the case yesterday).
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 18,669 overall increase in confirmed cases since Monday’s figures, 5,589 are in Catalonia (for Sat-Sun only), 3,990 are in Andalusia, 1,965 in the Valencia region, 1,122 in Castilla-La Mancha and 1,012 in the Basque Country.
There have now been 248,271 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,259,366. The figure for the past 7 days is 114,025.
According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 19,943 across Spain – of which 2,754 are in intensive care (UCI). This currently represents a total 29,17% occupation of intensive care wards for Covid-19 patients across Spain. The occupation is 56.67% in La Rioja, 48.18% in Aragón, 42.27% in Catalonia, 40.13% in Navarra and 38.45% in Madrid. 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 55,019 infections against Friday, with the ministry claiming that 4,334 had occurred in a 24 hour period.
Of the 5,141 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Tuesday 3 November, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 932 in the Basque Country (14,477 new cases in past 14 days)
- 621 in Aragón (14,763)
- 531 in Catalonia (57,474) – for Sat-Sun only
- 439 in Galicia (8,521)
- 428 in Navarra (7,734)
- 382 in Madrid (24,901)
- 347 in Extremadura (6,074)
- 325 in Andalusia (47,223)
- 245 in Asturias (4,298)
- 216 in Cantabria (2,406)
- 192 in Castilla La Mancha (10,945)
- 107 in La Rioja (2,421)
- 85 in the Valencia Region (12,529)
- 81 in the Balearic Islands (2,711)
- 63 in Murcia (8,614)
- 49 in the Canary Islands (1,579)
- 9 in Castilla y León (19,681)
- 48 in Ceuta (723)
- 41 in Melilla (1,197)
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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