Report below updated in Spain at 19h on Fri 6 Nov
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 6 November for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,328,832. This is an overall increase of 22,516 against the figure released on Thursday. The ministry claims that 9,150 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 22,516 overall increase in confirmed cases since Thursday’s figures, 4,746 are in Andalusia, 4,352 are in Catalonia, 2,260 in Madrid, 2,196 in Castilla y León, 1,337 in the Basque Country, 1,141 in Murcia, 1,078 in the Valencia region and 1,007 in Castilla-La Mancha.
There have now been 247,235 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,328,832. The figure for the past 7 days is 108,518.
According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 20,209 across Spain – of which 2,833 are in intensive care (UCI). This currently represents a total 29.47% occupation of intensive care wards for Covid-19 patients across Spain. 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 peak of recorded deaths related to Coronavirus in a 24-hour period in Spain during this ‘second wave’ was on 5 November when 368 deaths were registered. During the ‘first wave’ it was on 2 April when 950 deaths were registered.
Increase in infections
Figures released on Thursday had shown an overall increase of 21,908 infections against Wednesday, with the ministry claiming that 9,606 had occurred in a 24 hour period.
Of the 9,150 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Friday 6 November, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,744 in Madrid (24,257 new cases in past 14 days)
- 1,240 in the Basque Country (15,248)
- 973 in Aragón (14,220)
- 885 in Catalonia (55,277)
- 705 in Galicia (9,153)
- 698 in Andalusia (45,859)
- 574 in Asturias (4,823)
- 574 in Extremadura (6,383)
- 344 in Navarra (7,318)
- 308 in Cantabria (2,620)
- 234 in La Rioja (2,541)
- 190 in Castilla La Mancha (11,199)
- 156 in the Canary Islands (1,567)
- 153 in Murcia (9,889)
- 123 in the Valencia Region (12,632)
- 81 in the Balearic Islands (2,807)
- 41 in Castilla y León (19,424)
- 76 in Ceuta (837)
- 51 in Melilla (1,203)
A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.
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’
*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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