Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Thurs 15 Apr
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 15 April for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,396,685. This is an overall increase of 9,663 against the figure released on Wednesday, and of which 5,087 have occurred in the past 24 hours.
Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 10,474 cases against Tuesday, of which 5,613 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 has risen two points to 202.72 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Wednesday it was 200.98 and on Tuesday 196.2. The incidence rate is at its highest in Navarra (436), Madrid (348) and the Basque Country (358). It remains under 100 in just four regions: the Balearic Islands, Valencia, Galicia and Murcia.
There have now been 96,191 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,396,685. The figure for the past 7 days is 50,861.
There are currently 9,724 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,143 are in intensive care. This represents 21.39% 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 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 5,087 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Thursday 15 April, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 2,053 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 2,223)
- 767 in the Basque Country (841)
- 369 in Castilla y León (343)
- 316 in Andalusia (380)
- 271 in Aragón (340)
- 203 in the Canary Islands (188)
- 188 in Navarra (213)
- 155 in Asturias (194)
- 149 in Catalonia (260)
- 120 in the Valencia Region (74)
- 113 in Extremadura (140)
- 102 in Galicia (71)
- 66 in Cantabria (79)
- 57 in Castilla La Mancha (54)
- 49 in Murcia (42)
- 46 in La Rioja (58)
- 22 in the Balearic Islands (31)
- 11 in Ceuta (46)
- 30 in Melilla (36)
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 15 April) show that Spain has received 13,591,805 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 11,885,085 jabs have been administered. 3,253,537 people have now received a second jab, representing 6.9% 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 imposed a perimeter closure for each region of Spain during the Easter period, 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