Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Mon 26 Apr
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 26 April for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,488,469. This is an overall increase of 19,852 against the figure released on Friday, and of which 2,160 have occurred in the past 24 hours.
Friday had seen an overall increase of 11,731 cases against Thursday, of which 5,591 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 remained constant at 235.59 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Friday it was 235.51 and on Thursday 232.55. It is above the ‘extreme risk’ level in six regions: the Basque Country (527), Madrid (393), Navarra (368), Catalonia (295), La Rioja (271) and Aragón (266). It remains under 100 in just four regions: Valencia (41), the Balearic Islands (56), Murcia (70) and Galicia (98).
There have now been 111,789 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,488,469. The figure for the past 7 days is 54,355.
There are currently 10,380 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,356 are in intensive care. This represents 23.35% 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 2,160 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Monday 26 April, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 719 in the Basque Country (last 24 hour increase was 934)
- 321 in Madrid (1,909)
- 175 in Castilla y León (371)
- 138 in Aragón (309)
- 128 in Navarra (190)
- 93 in Andalusia (229)
- 91 in Catalonia (572)
- 88 in the Canary Islands (157)
- 84 in Asturias (125)
- 79 in the Valencia Region (100)
- 72 in Cantabria (119)
- 62 in Galicia (139)
- 42 in Extremadura (113)
- 17 in Murcia (58)
- 16 in the Balearic Islands (23)
- 10 in Castilla La Mancha (80)
- 8 in La Rioja (102)
- 3 in Ceuta (17)
- 14 in Melilla (44)
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 26 April) show that Spain has received 15,435,285 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 14,715,931 jabs have been administered. 10,796,466 people have now received at least one jab, representing 22.8% of the population. 3,947,465 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 8.3% 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