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Report below updated in Spain at 19h on Tues 2 Feb  

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 2 February for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 2,851,869. This is an overall increase of 29,064 against the figure released on Monday. The ministry claims that 10,757 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.

The peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period during what is referred to as the ‘third wave’ in Spain was on 21 January, when 18,504 cases were registered. During the ‘first wave’, it was on 31 March when 9,222 cases were registered.

Monday had seen an overall increase of 79,686 cases against Friday, with the ministry claiming that 5,026 had occurred in a 24-hour period. Friday had seen an overall increase of 38,118 over Thursday, yet 15,315 in 24 hours. The ministry has not released figures during the weekends or on national holidays since 3 July.

The overall accumulated incidence rate for Spain has now dropped slightly again to 846,84 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. This is the fourth consecutive day that it has slightly dropped. Yesterday it was 865 and last Tuesday was 893. It still remains over 1,000 in five regions: Castilla La Mancha (1,105), Castilla y León (1,293), the Valencia region (1,382), Murcia (1,016) and La Rioja (1,268) – and in the autonomous city of Melilla (1,040).

There have now been 398,238 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 2,851,869. The figure for the past 7 days is 165,459.

There are currently 31,118 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 4,853 are in intensive care. This now represents 44.58% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients. It remains over 50% in six regions: Castilla La Mancha, Castilla y LeónCataloniaValenciaMadrid and La Rioja – as well as in the autonomous city of Melilla.

The official figure* for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday 2 February is now 59,805 – an increase of 724 since Monday – the highest daily increase since April. It is now a total of 1,776 deaths in the past 7 days.

The previous highest increase of deaths to date for a 24-hour period during this ‘third wave’ in Spain was on 26 January when 591 were registered. The peak of deaths during the ‘second wave’ was on 24 November when 537 were registered. During the ‘first wave’ it was on 2 April when 950 were registered.

Vaccinations given

Latest figures (up to 2 Feb) show that Spain has now received 1,769,055 doses of Covid-19 vaccines (from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna), and that 1,673,054 jabs have been administered. This is 94.6% of total vaccines received. 418,519 people have now received a second jab. In a separate report, we have published the amount of vaccines received and administered for each region in Spain. Latest: Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Increase in infections per region

Of the 10,757 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Tuesday 2 February, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 3,246 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 568)
  • 1,757 in Catalonia (509)
  • 1,338 in Castilla y León (852)
  • 684 in the Basque Country (778)
  • 593 in Galicia (552)
  • 528 in Andalusia (414)
  • 475 in Asturias (333)
  • 410 in Aragón (24)
  • 365 in Extremadura (191)
  • 261 in the Valencia Region (88)
  • 194 in the Canary Islands (149)
  • 191 in Navarra (161)
  • 176 in Murcia (19)
  • 140 in Cantabria (79)
  • 111 in Castilla La Mancha (55)
  • 101 in La Rioja (136)
  • 97 in the Balearic Islands (78)
  • 44 in Ceuta (21)
  • 46 in Melilla (19)

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

Antigen tests for Covid-19 being carried out in Madrid region.
Antigen tests for Covid-19 being carried out in San Sebastián de los Reyes in the Madrid region. (Comunidad.Madrid)

Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy in Spain

Since 27 December, Spain started administering jabs against Covid-19 with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. From 13 January, the Moderna vaccine has also been used. The health ministry has released a list for how it has divided the Spanish population into 15 groups for vaccination. For the latest data on the number of vaccines received and administered per region in Spain, click here: Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Current ‘State of Alarm’ – restrictions across Spain

Spain voted to extend its current State of Alarm until 9 May 2021. The State of Alarm was initially declared on Sunday 25 October to enable the regional governments 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 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. Click here: Details of curfews & restrictions for all regions of Spain during ‘State of Alarm’

Covid-19 test requirements for travellers arriving to Spain

Also read: Spain suspends flight arrivals from UK, except for Spanish citizens and residents

Spain changed the Covid-19 test requirements for travellers arriving to the country from Thursday 10 December, via airports or ports. Since Monday 23 November, travellers arriving in Spain from high-risk countries had to show proof of a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival. A negative result from a TMA (Transcription-Mediated Amplification test) is now also valid, ‘and other tests based on equivalent molecular techniques’. Full report here: Spain changes Covid-19 test requirements for travellers.

*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 at least the first half of this year.

Click here for all previous reports on: Coronavirus in Spain

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