Report below updated in Spain at 19.15h on Weds 5 May
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday 5 May for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,551,262. This is an overall increase of 6,317 against the figure released on Tuesday, and of which 4,007 have occurred in the past 24 hours.
Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 4,515 cases over Monday, of which 2,431 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.
The overall incidence rate has dropped eight points to 205.52 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Tuesday it was 213.90 and on Monday 223.75. It now remains above the ‘extreme risk’ level in six regions: the Basque Country (478), Madrid (329), Navarra (313), Catalonia (253), Aragón (297) and La Rioja (283). It remains under 100 in just four regions: Valencia (42), the Balearic Islands (61), Murcia (71) and Galicia (95).
There have now been 97,522 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,551,262. The figure for the past 7 days is 41,457.
There are currently 9,132 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,231 are in intensive care. This represents 22.25% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain.
The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday 5 May is now 78,566 – an increase of 167 since Tuesday.
Increase in infections per region
Of the 4,007 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Wednesday 5 May, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,349 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 338)
- 638 in the Basque Country (614)
- 375 in Aragón (194)
- 280 in Castilla y León (275)
- 252 in Andalusia (108)
- 248 in Catalonia (160)
- 153 in the Canary Islands (121)
- 109 in Navarra (122)
- 92 in Galicia (79)
- 84 in La Rioja (31)
- 82 in the Valencia Region (47)
- 70 in Cantabria (83)
- 70 in Castilla La Mancha (23)
- 67 in Extremadura (39)
- 51 in Asturias (71)
- 49 in Murcia (64)
- 18 in the Balearic Islands (13)
- 2 in Ceuta (2)
- 18 in Melilla (14)
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 5 May) show that Spain has received 21,092,475 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 17,916,566 jabs have been administered. 12,686,341 people have now received at least one jab, representing 26.7% of the population. 5,394,315 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 11.4% 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