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Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Tues 30 Mar  

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 30 March for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,275,819. This is an overall increase of 4,994 against the figure released on Monday, with the ministry claiming that 3,325 have occurred in the past 24 hours. Figures today do not include a full update from Andalusia.

Monday had seen an overall increase of 15,501 cases over Friday, with 1,564 in 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.

The incidence rate of new cases is now 146.94 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days, dropping slightly for the first time after rising during eight consecutive days. However, the ministry also states that the incidence rate has been adjusted following a review of population statistics. Yesterday it was 149.26 and on Friday 138.63. It is at its highest in Madrid (257) and Navarra (281). It is under 100 in just five regions: the Balearic Islands, Castilla La Mancha, Valencia, Galicia and Murcia.

There have now been 69,723 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,275,819. The figure for the past 7 days is 36,630.

There are currently 8,065 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 1,844 are in intensive care. This represents 18.52% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain.

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday 30 March is now 75,305 – an increase of 106 over the figures released on Monday.

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.

Increase in infections per region

Of the 3,325 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Tuesday 30 March, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 1,457 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 265)
  • 343 in Castilla y León (145)
  • 323 in the Basque Country (298)
  • 188 in the Canary Islands (100)
  • 184 in Asturias (111)
  • 142 in Navarra (142)
  • 141 in Catalonia (108)
  • 134 in Aragón (83)
  • 88 in Extremadura (0 – no update yesterday)
  • 62 in Cantabria (65)
  • 55 in Murcia (12)
  • 51 in Galicia (30)
  • 44 in La Rioja (18)
  • 29 in the Balearic Islands (58)
  • 23 in Castilla La Mancha (15)
  • 11 in the Valencia Region (32)
  • 11 in Andalusia (64) – not a full update today
  • 25 in Ceuta (9)
  • 40 in Melilla (9)

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

Mass vaccination of teachers and education staff being carried out in Valencia
Mass vaccination of teachers and education staff being carried out in Valencia on 26 march 2021. (GVA.es)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (up to 30 March) show that Spain has received 8,508,445 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 7,736,611 jabs have been administered. 2,644,076 people have now received a second jab, representing 5.6% of the population. In a separate report, we publish the amount of vaccines received and administered for each region in Spain: Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

‘State of Alarm’ – Easter restrictions across Spain

Spain has a current State of Alarm in place until 9 May 2021. The State of Alarm was initially declared last October to enable the regional governments the legal requirements to impose and enforce nighttime curfews and other restrictions, where required.

The Spanish Health Ministry has confirmed the perimeter closure for each region of Spain during the Easter period, in order to prevent ‘national tourism’The measures apply to all mainland Spain; the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands are exempt from the restrictions. Click here for all details: Details of curfews & restrictions for all regions of Spain during ‘State of Alarm’

Covid-19 test requirements for travellers arriving to Spain

Spain is lifting its travel ban on arrivals from the UK from 30 March. The suspension on arrivals from Brazil and South Africa remain in place until 13 April. Full report here: Spain lifts suspension of arrivals from the UK from 30 March

Also, travellers arriving in Spain from high-risk countries have 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.

Click here for all previous reports on: Coronavirus in Spain

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