Report below updated in Spain at 19h on Weds 11 Nov
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 11 November for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,417,709. This is an overall increase of 19,096 against the figure released on Tuesday. The ministry claims that 8,943 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 19,096 overall increase in confirmed cases since Tuesday’s figures, 3,416 are in Andalusia, 3,041 in Catalonia, 2,205 in Madrid, and 1,934 in the Valencia region.
There have now been 241,833 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,417,709. The figure for the past 7 days is 109,627.
According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 21,051 across Spain – of which 3,093 are in intensive care (UCI). This currently represents a total 31.78% occupation of intensive care wards for Covid-19 patients across Spain. In La Rioja and Aragón the figures are 60% and 51.71% 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 official figure* for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday 11 November is now 40,105 – an increase of 349 since Tuesday. It is now a total of 1,241 deaths in the last 7 days.
The highest increase of deaths to date for a 24-hour period during this ‘second wave’ in Spain was on 10 November when 411 deaths were registered. The peak of recorded deaths for a 24-hour period during the ‘first wave’ was on 2 April when 950 deaths were registered.
Increase in infections
Figures released on Tuesday had shown an overall increase of 17,395 infections against Monday, with the ministry claiming that 7,552 had occurred in a 24 hour period.
Monday had seen an overall increase of 52,386 infections against Friday, yet 4,441 had occurred in a 24 hour period. The ministry has not been updating its figures during the weekends since Friday 3 July.
Of the 8,943 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Wednesday 11 November, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,742 in Madrid (22,138 new cases in past 14 days)
- 1,458 in Catalonia (49,285)
- 1,267 in the Basque Country (17,366)
- 804 in Aragón (12,503)
- 616 in Andalusia (46,797)
- 518 in Asturias (5,443)
- 451 in Galicia (8,595)
- 408 in Extremadura (5,958)
- 383 in Murcia (11,157)
- 253 in Cantabria (2,910)
- 238 in Navarra (5,665)
- 185 in Castilla La Mancha (10,570)
- 170 in La Rioja (2,530)
- 143 in the Valencia Region (14,147)
- 96 in the Balearic Islands (2,911)
- 91 in the Canary Islands (1,778)
- 25 in Castilla y León (20,296)
- 62 in Ceuta (908)
- 33 in Melilla (876)
A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.
New ‘State of Alarm’ – restrictions across Spain
The Spanish Congress recently 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’
#LATEST – Spain has announced that it will begin requiring travellers from countries severely affected by Coronavirus (Covid-19) to show a negative result from a PCR test upon their arrival. Full report here: Spain to require visitors from high-risk countries to present negative PCR tests
*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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