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Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Mon 19 Apr  

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 19 April for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,428,354. This is an overall increase of 21,071 against the figure released on Friday, and of which 2,218 have occurred in the past 24 hours

Friday had seen an overall increase of 10,598 cases against Thursday, of which 5,091 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 jumped by 17 points to 230.54 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Friday it was 213.05 and on Thursday 202.72. It is now above the ‘extreme risk’ level in six regions: Navarra (428), Madrid (406), the Basque Country (399), Aragón (271), Andalusia (263) and Catalonia (254). It remains under 100 in just four regions: the Balearic Islands, Valencia, Galicia and Murcia

There have now been 109,393 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,428,354The figure for the past 7 days is 52,163

There are currently 10,447 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,276 are in intensive care. This represents 22.4% 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 19 April is now 77,102 – an increase of 121 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 2,218 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Monday 19 April, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 486 in the Basque Country (last 24 hour increase was 727)
  • 411 in Madrid (1,849)
  • 192 in Castilla y León (387)
  • 179 in the Canary Islands (271)
  • 139 in Navarra (202)
  • 119 in Cantabria (134) 
  • 116 in Aragón (293)
  • 106 in Asturias (126)
  • 90 in Andalusia (307) 
  • 90 in Catalonia (190)
  • 82 in the Valencia Region (119)
  • 66 in Extremadura (85)
  • 49 in Galicia (97)
  • 30 in La Rioja (97)
  • 26 in Castilla La Mancha (79)
  • 14 in the Balearic Islands (40)
  • 10 in Murcia (39)
  • 7 in Ceuta (16)
  • in Melilla (33)

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

Citizens arriving for Covid-19 vaccinations in Calahorra, La Rioja
Citizens arriving for Covid-19 vaccinations in Calahorra, La Rioja, on 17 April 2021. (LaRioja.org)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (up to 19 April) show that Spain has received 13,703,085 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 12,853,599 jabs have been administered. 9,441,685 people have now received at least one jab, representing 19.9% of the population. 3,411,914 people have now received a second jab, which is 7.2% 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

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1 comment

Bryan Nicholson 19th April 2021 at 8:09 pm

You do a good job with the updated corona figures but its all to much. The adage “Less is more” springs to mind.
Get rid of all the past information it just makes for confusion. The detail could be put into a archive for those who really want to look at figures for a week ago. Leaving all the old lockdown, closure, bar opening hours from 2,3,4,5, weeks ago is so confusing. Only print whats relevant. PLEASE.


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