Report below updated in Spain at 19.30h on Fri 12 Feb
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 12 February for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,056,035. This is an overall increase of 14,581 against the figure released on Thursday. The ministry claims that 5,566 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours – the lowest figures since December.
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.
Thursday had seen an overall increase of 17,853 cases against Wednesday, but with the ministry claiming that 7,181 had occurred in a 24-hour period. Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 18,114 over Tuesday, yet 8,298 in 24 hours.
The overall accumulated incidence rate for Spain has now dropped to 496,01 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. Yesterday it was 540 and last Friday was 750. It is over 600 in Castilla y León (655), Madrid (625) and the Valencia region (690) – as well as in the autonomous city of Melilla (707).
There have now been 233,256 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,056,035. The figure for the past 7 days is 80,795.
There are currently 22,311 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 4,350 are in intensive care. This represents 39.78% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients. It remains at 50% in Madrid and 63% in La Rioja.
The highest increase of deaths for a 24-hour period during this ‘third wave’ in Spain was on 9 February when 766 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 12 Feb) show that Spain has now received 2,914,755 doses of Covid-19 vaccines (from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca), and that 2,423,045 jabs have been administered. This is 83.1% of total vaccines received. 1,000,485 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 5,566 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Friday 12 February, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,933 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 2,323)
- 573 in Castilla y León (737)
- 552 in the Basque Country (592)
- 478 in Andalusia (524)
- 344 in Aragón (403)
- 288 in Galicia (385)
- 249 in Asturias (265)
- 239 in the Canary Islands (229)
- 213 in the Valencia Region (250)
- 126 in Catalonia (793)
- 107 in Extremadura (134)
- 96 in Navarra (97)
- 74 in Castilla La Mancha (100)
- 66 in Murcia (93)
- 60 in Cantabria (107)
- 57 in the Balearic Islands (51)
- 46 in La Rioja (43)
- 29 in Ceuta (20)
- 36 in Melilla (35)
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 second phase of Spain’s three-phase Vaccination Strategy has now started, although the government and regional health authorities have adapted the initial plans to changing circumstances. This is partly due to delays and adjustments in the quantities delivered of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, but also due to the changes in criteria regarding the age groups to receive jabs of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine. For full details of the priority groups during the second phase, click here: Spain starts the second phase of its three-phase Vaccination Strategy. 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