Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Tues 20 Apr
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 20 April for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,435,840. This is an overall increase of 7,486 against the figure released on Monday, and of which 4,526 have occurred in the past 24 hours.
Monday had seen an overall increase of 21,071 cases against Friday, of which 2,218 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 stayed constant at 230.95 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Monday it was 230.54 and on Friday 213.05. It is now above the ‘extreme risk’ level in seven regions: Navarra (426), Madrid (403), the Basque Country (429), Aragón (269), Andalusia (259), Catalonia (254) and La Rioja (254). It remains under 100 in just four regions: the Balearic Islands, Valencia, Galicia and Murcia.
There have now been 109,586 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,435,840. The figure for the past 7 days is 51,126.
There are currently 10,345 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,289 are in intensive care. This represents 22.74% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain. Before the start of the recent 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 4,526 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Tuesday 20 April, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,954 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 411)
- 751 in the Basque Country (489)
- 342 in Castilla y León (192)
- 195 in Aragón (116)
- 155 in Navarra (139)
- 151 in Andalusia (90)
- 151 in Cantabria (119)
- 143 in the Canary Islands (179)
- 117 in Asturias (106)
- 99 in Extremadura (66)
- 90 in Catalonia (90)
- 83 in La Rioja (30)
- 57 in Galicia (49)
- 55 in Murcia (10)
- 55 in the Valencia Region (82)
- 48 in Castilla La Mancha (26)
- 28 in the Balearic Islands (14)
- 13 in Ceuta (7)
- 17 in Melilla (6)
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 20 April) show that Spain has received 14,916,375 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 13,041,032 jabs have been administered. 9,588,913 people have now received at least one jab, representing 20.2% of the population. 3,452,119 people have now received a second jab, which is 7.3% 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’
Click here for all previous reports on: Coronavirus in Spain