Report below updated in Spain at 18.30h on Mon 9 Nov
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 9 November for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,381,218. This is an overall increase of 52,386 against the figure released on Friday. The ministry claims that 4,441 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 52,386 overall increase in confirmed cases since Friday’s figures, 12,209 are in Andalusia, 9,630 are in Catalonia, 5,025 in the Basque Country, 4,830 in Castilla y León and 3,309 in Madrid.
There have now been 248,972 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,381,218. The figure for the past 7 days is 109,934.
According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 21,029 across Spain – of which 3,007 are in intensive care (UCI). This currently represents a total 31.76% occupation of intensive care wards for Covid-19 patients across Spain. In Aragón and La Rioja, the figures are 50.43% and 56.67% respectively. 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 Friday had shown an overall increase of 22,516 infections against Thursday – with the ministry claiming that 9,150 had occurred in a 24 hour period.
Of the 4,441 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Monday 9 November, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,075 in the Basque Country (16,983 new cases in past 14 days)
- 540 in Catalonia (54,588)
- 470 in Asturias (5,219)
- 396 in Galicia (8,882)
- 387 in Aragón (13,257)
- 356 in Andalusia (48,530)
- 277 in Extremadura (6,096)
- 236 in Cantabria (2,739)
- 182 in Navarra (6,334)
- 131 in Madrid (23,684)
- 100 in La Rioja (2,546)
- 92 in the Canary Islands (1,774)
- 51 in the Balearic Islands (2,989)
- 46 in Castilla La Mancha (10,501)
- 37 in Murcia (10,630)
- 29 in the Valencia Region (12,413)
- 2 in Castilla y León (19,973)
- 23 in Ceuta (876)
- 11 in Melilla (958)
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 25 October 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. Many regions have also restricted the opening hours of bars and restaurants, or ordered their closure. 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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