Report below updated in Spain at 18.15h on Tues 9 Feb
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 9 February for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,005,487. This is an overall increase of 16,402 against the figure released on Monday. The ministry claims that 7,162 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours.
The peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period during this ‘third wave’ of the pandemic 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 47,095 cases against Friday, with the ministry claiming that 3,218 had occurred in a 24-hour period. Friday had seen an overall increase of 28,565 over Thursday, yet 11,073 in 24 hours.
The overall accumulated incidence rate for Spain has dropped again to 630 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. Yesterday it was 667 and last Tuesday was 865. It is over 800 in Castilla y León (870), the Valencia region (965) and La Rioja (852) – as well as in the autonomous city of Melilla (852).
There have now been 296,264 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,005,487. The figure for the past 7 days is 109,466.
There are currently 26,101 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 4,594 are in intensive care. This represents 42.28% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients. It remains over 50% in five regions: Castilla La Mancha, Castilla y León, Valencia, Madrid 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 9 February is now 63,061 – an increase of 766 since Monday – the highest daily increase since the first wave. It is now a total of 1,698 deaths in the past 7 days.
The previous highest increase of deaths for a 24-hour period during this ‘third wave’ in Spain was on 2 February when 724 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.
Latest figures (up to 9 Feb) show that Spain has now received 2,412,555 doses of Covid-19 vaccines (from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca), and that 2,167,241 jabs have been administered. This is 89.8% of total vaccines received. 838,782 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 7,162 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Tuesday 9 February, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 2,223 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 336)
- 1,381 in Catalonia (371)
- 744 in Castilla y León (466)
- 585 in the Basque Country (551)
- 280 in Aragón (203)
- 280 in Galicia (276)
- 272 in Andalusia (181)
- 233 in Asturias (254)
- 217 in the Valencia Region (3)
- 189 in Extremadura (72)
- 149 in the Canary Islands (158)
- 139 in Navarra (80)
- 128 in Murcia (46)
- 98 in Cantabria (58)
- 84 in Castilla La Mancha (56)
- 72 in the Balearic Islands (33)
- 29 in La Rioja (50)
- 31 in Ceuta (14)
- 28 in Melilla (10)
A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.
Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy in Spain
Since 27 December, Spain has been administering jabs against Covid-19, first using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, then from 13 January also with the Moderna vaccine. The AstraZeneca vaccine has also been used from 9 February but it is not being administered to citizens aged over 55. The health ministry released an initial 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
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