Report below updated in Spain at 19h on Thurs 6 May
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 6 May for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,559,222. This is an overall increase of 7,960 against the figure released on Wednesday, and of which 4,234 have occurred in the past 24 hours.
Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 6,317 cases over Tuesday, of which 4,007 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 three points to 202.20 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Wednesday it was 205.52 and on Tuesday 213.90. Last Thursday it was 230. It still remains above the ‘extreme risk’ level in six regions: the Basque Country (463), Madrid (323), Navarra (306), Catalonia (254), Aragón (297) and La Rioja (269). It remains under 100 in just four regions: Valencia (40), the Balearic Islands (59), Murcia (70) and Galicia (94).
There have now been 95,947 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,559,222. The figure for the past 7 days is 40,282.
There are currently 8,900 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,212 are in intensive care. This represents 22.10% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain.
Increase in infections per region
Of the 4,234 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Thursday 6 May, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,698 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 1,349)
- 634 in the Basque Country (638)
- 336 in Aragón (375)
- 274 in Castilla y León (280)
- 253 in Andalusia (252)
- 213 in Catalonia (248)
- 150 in the Canary Islands (153)
- 134 in Navarra (109)
- 113 in Galicia (92)
- 79 in the Valencia Region (82)
- 69 in Cantabria (70)
- 60 in Castilla La Mancha (70)
- 57 in Extremadura (67)
- 49 in Asturias (51)
- 45 in La Rioja (84)
- 37 in Murcia (49)
- 18 in the Balearic Islands (18)
- 1 in Ceuta (2)
- 14 in Melilla (18)
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 6 May) show that Spain has received 21,092,475 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 18,489,580 jabs have been administered. 12,966,552 people have now received at least one jab, representing 27.3% of the population. 5,696,827 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 12% 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 it will not be extended further beyond that date. This latest State of Alarm was 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