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Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Thurs 22 Apr 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 22 April for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,456,886. This is an overall increase of 10,814 against the figure released on Wednesday, and of which 5,461 have occurred in the past 24 hours.

Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 10,232 cases against Tuesday, of which 5,730 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 by three points to 232.55 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Wednesday it was 229.65 and on Tuesday 230.95. It is above the ‘extreme risk’ level in seven regions: the Basque Country (514), Navarra (416), Madrid (398), Aragón (268), Catalonia (256), La Rioja (256) and Andalusia (251). It remains under 100 in just four regions: Valencia (40), the Balearic Islands (59), Murcia (66) and Galicia (93).

There have now been 110,347 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,456,886The figure for the past 7 days is 51,635

There are currently 10,049 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,283 are in intensive care. This represents 22.62% 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 official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday 22 April is now 77,496 – an increase of 132 over the figures released on Wednesday

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 5,461 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Thursday 22 April, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 1,962 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 2,268)
  • 970 in the Basque Country (937)
  • 357 in Castilla y León (396)
  • 347 in Andalusia (373) 
  • 334 in Aragón (348)
  • 238 in Catalonia (263)
  • 219 in the Canary Islands (194)
  • 184 in Navarra (195)
  • 122 in the Valencia Region (110)
  • 110 in Galicia (108)
  • 107 in Cantabria (90) 
  • 104 in Asturias (144)
  • 94 in Extremadura (75)
  • 91 in La Rioja (45)
  • 80 in Castilla La Mancha (57)
  • 54 in Murcia (56)
  • 38 in the Balearic Islands (23)
  • 18 in Ceuta (14)
  • 32 in Melilla (34)

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

A health worker preparing to administer AstraZeneca jabs
A health worker preparing to administer AstraZeneca jabs in La Rioja region this month. (LaRioja.org)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (up to 22 April) show that Spain has received 15,435,285 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 13,909,964 jabs have been administered. 10,141,949 people have now received at least one jab, representing 21.4% of the population. 3,768,015 people have now received a second jab, which is 7.9% 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’

Click here for all previous reports on: Coronavirus in Spain

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