Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Mon 23 Nov
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 23 November for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,582,616. This is an overall increase of 25,886 against the figure released on Friday. (Last Monday’s data had shown an overall increase of 38,273 for the weekend period). The ministry claims that 2,344 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours (last Monday the figure had been 3,321 for a 24 hour period).
The overall accumulated incidence rate for Spain is now 374.52 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days (Friday’s figure was 419.48 and last Monday’s figure had been 470.26). It is now under 500 in 13 regions: Andalusia (451.56), Aragón (499.66), the Balearic Islands (212.10), the Canary Islands (74.02), Cantabria (481.52), Castilla La Mancha (372.87), Catalonia (354.50), the Valencia region (265.34), Extremadura (332.49), Galicia (276.90), Madrid (270.18), Murcia (459.94) and Navarra (373.73).
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.
There have now been 176,123 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,582,616. The figure for the past 7 days is 69,643.
According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 17,695 across Spain – of which 2,922 are in intensive care (UCI). This currently represents a total 29.98% occupation of intensive care wards for Covid-19 patients across Spain (Friday’s figure was 31.02%). 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 Monday 23 November is now 43,131 – an increase of 512 since Friday. Last Monday’s data had shown 484 deaths for the weekend period. It is now a total of 1,067 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 17 November when 435 deaths were registered. The peak of recorded deaths for a 24-hour period during the ‘first wave’ was on 2 April when 950 were registered.
Increase in infections
Figures released on Friday had shown an overall increase of 15,156 infections over Thursday, with the ministry claiming that 6,021 had occurred in a 24 hour period.
Of the 2,344 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Monday 23 November, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 443 in the Basque Country (last 24 hour increase was 821)
- 370 in Galicia (689)
- 275 in Catalonia (832)
- 249 in Asturias (316)
- 177 in Madrid (1,131)
- 152 in Aragón (392)
- 131 in Andalusia (522)
- 113 in Navarra (157)
- 84 in Cantabria (161)
- 78 in La Rioja (100)
- 75 in the Canary Islands (103)
- 74 in Extremadura (243)
- 65 in the Balearic Islands (78)
- 15 in Murcia (80)
- 12 in the Valencia Region (209)
- 9 in Castilla La Mancha (108)
- 5 in Castilla y León (23)
- 10 in Ceuta (26)
- 7 in Melilla (30)
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’ – Also read: Catalonia’s four phase plan to lift Covid-19 restrictions – full details
Negative PCR test required
From today (Monday 23 November), travellers to Spain from high-risk countries without proof of a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival, could face fines of up to €6,000. Full report here: Spain to require visitors from high-risk countries to present negative PCR tests. ALSO READ: Fines up to €6,000 for travellers to Spain arriving without negative PCR test
Desde HOY, las personas que deseen entrar a España desde un país de riesgo por #COVID19, tienen que presentar una PCR negativa realizada 72 horas antes de su llegada.
Cómo debe ser el certificado Qué países son de alto riesgo
— La Moncloa (@desdelamoncloa) November 23, 2020
*Discrepancies in figures
Although the Health Ministry updated its official Coronavirus mortality figures on 19 June following discrepancies with the data released by some of the country’s regional health authorities – there are still 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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