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Coronavirus in Spain (25 Nov) – incidence rate falls to 340

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Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Weds 25 Nov

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 25 November for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,605,066. This is an overall increase of 10,222 against the figure released on Tuesday. (Last Wednesday’s data had shown an overall increase of 19,096). The ministry claims that 5,400 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours (last Wednesday the figure had been 7,090 for a 24 hour period).

The overall accumulated incidence rate for Spain is now 340.83 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days (Tuesday’s figure was 362.35 and last Wednesday’s figure had been 452.57). It remains over 500, however, in four regions: Asturias (567.17), Castilla y León (596.95), the Basque Country (547.02) and La Rioja (511.05), as well as in the autonomous city of Melilla (505.28).

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 160,280 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,605,066. The figure for the past 7 days is 61,432.

According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 15,986 across Spain – of which 2,838 are in intensive care (UCI). This currently represents a total 28.98% occupation of intensive care wards for Covid-19 patients across Spain (Tuesday’s figure was 29.06%). 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 25 November is now 44,037 – an increase of 369 since Tuesday. Last Wednesday’s data had shown 351 deaths in 24 hours. It is now a total of 1,204 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 24 November when 537 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 Tuesday had shown an overall increase of 12,228 infections over Monday, with the ministry claiming that 4,584 had occurred in a 24-hour period.

Monday had seen an overall increase of 25,886 infections over Friday, yet 2,344 in a 24-hour period. The ministry has not been updating its figures during the weekends since Friday 3 July.

Of the 5,400 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Wednesday 25 November, the numbers per region are as follows:

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

People queuing for PCR tests in the Sant Martí district of Barcelona during the Coronavirus crisis. (Ajuntament Barcelona)

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 Monday 23 November, travellers arriving in Spain from high-risk countries must show proof of a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to €6,000. Full report here: Fines up to €6,000 for travellers to Spain arriving without negative PCR test

*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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