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Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Mon 12 Apr  

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 12 April for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,370,256. This is an overall increase of 22,744 against the figure released on Friday, the highest weekend figure for the past two months – and of which 2,212 have occurred in the past 24 hours

Friday had seen an overall increase of 10,875 against the figure released on Thursday, with 5,397 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 has risen nearly 17 points since Friday, and is now 199 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Friday it was 182.09 and on Thursday 174.52. The incidence rate is at its highest in Navarra (425), Madrid (336) and the Basque Country (320). It remains under 100 in just four regions: the Balearic Islands, Valencia, Galicia and Murcia

There have now been 94,426 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,370,256. The figure for the past 7 days is 53,242

There are currently 10,246 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,163 are in intensive care. This represents 21.57% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain. Before the start of the Easter holiday, the UCI occupation was 18.4%.

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Monday 12 April is now 76,525 – an increase of 127 over the figures released on Friday.

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 2,212 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Monday 12 April, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 472 in the Basque Country (last 24 hour increase was 610)
  • 373 in Madrid (2,024)
  • 197 in Navarra (293)
  • 196 in the Canary Islands (299)
  • 184 in Castilla y León (394)
  • 134 in Andalusia (341)
  • 114 in Aragón (330)
  • 101 in Asturias (161)
  • 88 in Cantabria (101)
  • 81 in Murcia (81)
  • 74 in the Valencia Region (88)
  • 71 in Extremadura (126)
  • 61 in Catalonia (278) 
  • 42 in Galicia (80)
  • 23 in La Rioja (55)
  • 19 in the Balearic Islands (32)
  • in Castilla La Mancha (26)
  • 25 in Ceuta (43)
  • 12 in Melilla (35)

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

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez presiding over a committee meeting to update on the Coronavirus situation in Spain
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez presiding over a committee meeting to update on the Coronavirus situation in Spain on 12 April 2021. (Pool Moncloa / Borja Puig de la Bellacasa)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (up to 12 April) show that Spain has received 11,993,715 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 10,784,997 jabs have been administered. 3,108,437 people have now received a second jab, representing 6.5% 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’ – current restrictions across Spain

Spain has a current State of Alarm in place until 9 May 2021 and the government has recently said that it will not be extending it further beyond that date. 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 confirmed the perimeter closure for each region of Spain during the Easter period – and which is being maintained up to 9 April – in order to prevent ‘national tourism’. After 9 April, each region will return to applying its own measures, in line with powers granted under the State of Alarm. Click here for all current details: Details of curfews & restrictions for all regions of Spain during ‘State of Alarm’

Covid-19 test requirements for travellers arriving to Spain

Spain has lifted its travel ban on arrivals from the UK. The suspension on arrivals from Brazil and South Africa remains in place until 13 April. Full report here: Spain lifts suspension of arrivals from the UK

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.

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