Report below updated in Spain at 18.45h on Fri 30 Apr
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 30 April for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,524,077. This is an overall increase of 9,135 against the figure released on Thursday, and of which 4,710 have occurred in the past 24 hours.
Thursday had seen an overall increase of 10,143 cases over Wednesday, of which 4,889 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 dropped slightly to 229.20 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Thursday it was 230.07 and on Wednesday 230.27. It still remains above the ‘extreme risk’ level in seven regions: the Basque Country (517), Madrid (384), Navarra (342), Catalonia (295), La Rioja (268), Aragón (290) and Cantabria (256). It remains under 100 in just four regions: Valencia (43), the Balearic Islands (59), Murcia (71) and Galicia (99).
There have now been 108,755 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,524,077. The figure for the past 7 days is 49,758.
There are currently 9,668 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,308 are in intensive care. This represents 22.92% 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 4,710 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Friday 30 April, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,710 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 1,753)
- 764 in the Basque Country (727)
- 377 in Aragón (374)
- 322 in Andalusia (335)
- 305 in Castilla y León (358)
- 145 in Navarra (181)
- 144 in the Canary Islands (171)
- 135 in Cantabria (100)
- 132 in Catalonia (263)
- 123 in Galicia (104)
- 117 in the Valencia Region (112)
- 112 in Asturias (101)
- 88 in Extremadura (94)
- 83 in Castilla La Mancha (72)
- 66 in Murcia (44)
- 54 in La Rioja (51)
- 21 in the Balearic Islands (29)
- 2 in Ceuta (5)
- 10 in Melilla (15)
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 30 April) show that Spain has received 17,610,225 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 16,364,595 jabs have been administered. 11,763,360 people have now received at least one jab, representing 24.8% of the population. 4,689,766 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 9.9% 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