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Report below updated in Spain at 19h on Thurs 5 Nov

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 5 November for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,306,316. This is an overall increase of 21,908 against the figure released on Wednesday. The ministry claims that 9,606 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours. 

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 21,908 overall increase in confirmed cases since Wednesday’s figures, 5,258 are in Catalonia, 3,812 are in Andalusia, 2,540 in Madrid, 1,358 in Castilla y León and 1,321 in Murcia.

There have now been 247,967 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,306,316. The figure for the past 7 days is 109,570.

According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 20,281 across Spain – of which 2,802 are in intensive care (UCI). This currently represents a total 29.20% occupation of intensive care wards for Covid-19 patients across Spain. The occupation is 56.67% in La Rioja, 50.22% in Aragón, 41.68% in Catalonia and 41.22% in Asturias. 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 Thursday 5 November is now 38,486 – an increase of 368 since Wednesday – the highest daily increase during this ‘second wave’ of the virus. It is now a total of 1,002 deaths in the last 7 days.

The peak of recorded deaths related to Coronavirus in a 24-hour period in Spain during the ‘first wave’ was on 2 April, when 950 deaths were registered.

Increase in infections

Figures released on Wednesday had shown an overall increase of 25,042 infections against Tuesday, with the ministry claiming that 8,924 had occurred in a 24 hour period.

Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 18,669 infections against Monday, yet 5,141 in a 24 hour period. The ministry has not been updating its figures during the weekends since Friday 3 July.

Of the 9,606 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Thursday 5 November, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 2,075 in Madrid (24,400 new cases in past 14 days)
  • 1,238 in Catalonia (56,982)
  • 1,214 in the Basque Country (15,149)
  • 1,030 in Aragón (14,450)
  • 726 in Galicia (8,964)
  • 663 in Andalusia (45,508)
  • 531 in Extremadura (6,217)
  • 429 in Asturias (4,566)
  • 419 in Navarra (7,462)
  • 290 in La Rioja (2,436)
  • 275 in Castilla La Mancha (11,217)
  • 154 in Cantabria (2,484)
  • 144 in the Canary Islands (1,558)
  • 123 in the Valencia Region (12,940)
  • 82 in the Balearic Islands (2,804)
  • 80 in Murcia (9,605)
  • 25 in Castilla y León (19,233)
  • 74 in Ceuta (799)
  • 34 in Melilla (1,203)

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

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A woman walking past closed shops in La Rambla del Poblenou in Barcelona. (Laura Guerrero)

New ‘State of Alarm’ – restrictions increasing across 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. Murcia and Castilla y León have now also announced the closure of all bars and restaurants, with the exception of takeaway and delivery services. It follows the same measures already taken in Catalonia and Navarra. New restrictions have also been announced in Galicia. Our full, on-going report is here: Details of curfews & restrictions for all regions of Spain during ‘State of Alarm’

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*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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