Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Thurs 29 Apr
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 29 April for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,514,942. This is an overall increase of 10,143 against the figure released on Wednesday, and of which 4,889 have occurred in the past 24 hours. There had not been a full update from the Basque Country yesterday.
Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 8,665 cases over Tuesday, of which 4,381 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 stable at 230.07 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Wednesday it was 230.27 and on Tuesday 232.86. It is above the ‘extreme risk’ level in seven regions: the Basque Country (516), Madrid (388), Navarra (352), Catalonia (289), La Rioja (281), Aragón (283) and Cantabria (256). It remains under 100 in just four regions: Valencia (44), the Balearic Islands (58), Murcia (69) and Galicia (99).
There have now been 109,168 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,514,942. The figure for the past 7 days is 50,621.
There are currently 9,787 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,320 are in intensive care. This represents 23.04% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain.
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 4,889 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Thursday 29 April, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,753 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 2,084)
- 727 in the Basque Country (24) – figures not fully updated yesterday
- 374 in Aragón (368)
- 358 in Castilla y León (359)
- 335 in Andalusia (263)
- 263 in Catalonia (255)
- 181 in Navarra (156)
- 171 in the Canary Islands (130)
- 112 in the Valencia Region (124)
- 104 in Galicia (101)
- 101 in Asturias (99)
- 100 in Cantabria (89)
- 94 in Extremadura (81)
- 72 in Castilla La Mancha (49)
- 51 in La Rioja (66)
- 44 in Murcia (70)
- 29 in the Balearic Islands (28)
- 5 in Ceuta (10)
- 15 in Melilla (25)
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 29 April) show that Spain has received 17,465,205 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 15,859,772 jabs have been administered. 11,520,146 people have now received at least one jab, representing 24.3% of the population. 4,413,784 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 9.3% of the population. In a separate report, we publish the amount of vaccines received and administered for each region in Spain, as well as the percentage of citizens vaccinated per age group: 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