Report below updated in Spain at 18.15h on Weds 14 Apr
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 14 April for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,387,022. This is an overall increase of 10,474 against the figure released on Tuesday, and of which 5,613 have occurred in the past 24 hours. Figures yesterday excluded data from Andalusia for ‘technical reasons’.
Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 6,292 cases against Monday, of which 4,042 occurred 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 overall incidence rate is now 200.98 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Tuesday it was 196.2 and on Monday 199. The incidence rate is at its highest in Navarra (433), Madrid (347) and the Basque Country (345). It remains under 100 in just four regions: the Balearic Islands, Valencia, Galicia and Murcia.
There have now been 95,368 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,387,022. The figure for the past 7 days is 51,509.
There are currently 9,795 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,153 are in intensive care. This represents 21.56% 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 Wednesday 14 April is now 76,756 – an increase of 131 over the figures released on Tuesday.
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 5,613 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Wednesday 14 April, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 2,223 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 1,705)
- 841 in the Basque Country (551)
- 380 in Andalusia (0) – no update yesterday
- 343 in Castilla y León (350)
- 340 in Aragón (194)
- 260 in Catalonia (170)
- 213 in Navarra (168)
- 194 in Asturias (118)
- 188 in the Canary Islands (196)
- 140 in Extremadura (102)
- 79 in Cantabria (105)
- 74 in the Valencia Region (43)
- 71 in Galicia (80)
- 58 in La Rioja (44)
- 54 in Castilla La Mancha (25)
- 42 in Murcia (110)
- 31 in the Balearic Islands (33)
- 46 in Ceuta (24)
- 36 in Melilla (24)
A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.
Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain
Latest figures (up to 14 April) show that Spain has received 13,591,805 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 11,436,073 jabs have been administered. 3,185,186 people have now received a second jab, representing 6.7% 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 until 9 April, in order to prevent ‘national tourism’. After 9 April, each region has returned 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.
Click here for all previous reports on: Coronavirus in Spain