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Report below updated in Spain at 18.15h on Mon 31 May 

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Monday 31 May for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,678,390. This is an overall increase of 9,732 against the figure released on Friday, of which 965 have occurred in the past 24 hours. These are the lowest weekend figures since last July.

Friday had seen an overall increase of 5,482 over Thursday, of which 2,517 occurred in 24 hours. The peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period during the pandemic in Spain was on 21 January, when 18,504 cases were registered. 

The overall incidence rate has dropped another three points to 121.75 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. On Friday it was 124.34 and Thursday 125.02.

The incidence rate is at its highest in the Basque Country (196), followed by Madrid (178). It is under 100 in eight regions: Valencia (34), the Balearic Islands (37), Galicia (69), Asturias (71), the Canary Islands (73), Murcia (75), Extremadura (75) and Cantabria (84). 

There have now been 57,772 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,678,390. The figure for the past 7 days is 26,083

There are currently 4,858 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 1,347 are in intensive care. This represents 13.98% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain. 

The official figure for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Monday 31 May is now 79,953 – an increase of 48 since Friday.

Increase in infections per region

Of the 965 new infections to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Monday 31 May, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 237 in the Basque Country (last 24 hour increase was 338)
  • 156 in Madrid (801)
  • 82 in the Canary Islands (112)
  • 81 in Andalusia (296)
  • 77 in Castilla y León (254)
  • 50 in Aragón (145)
  • 50 in Navarra (77)
  • 45 in Catalonia (99)
  • 43 in Extremadura (44)
  • 37 in Cantabria (43)
  • 28 in Asturias (56)
  • 25 in Galicia (66)
  • 24 in La Rioja (26)
  • 13 in Castilla La Mancha (16) 
  • in the Balearic Islands (8)
  • in the Valencia Region (37)
  • 2 in Murcia (89) 
  • 1 in Ceuta (0)
  • in Melilla (10)

A full breakdown of the data per region can be found by clicking here.

Catalan president Pere Aragonès and the president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta
Catalan president Pere Aragonès and the president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, visiting the vaccination centre that has been set up at Barça’s Camp Nou stadium on 28 May 2021. (Govern.cat)

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain

Latest figures (up to 31 May) show that Spain has received 28,024,880 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 26,827,637 jabs have been administered. 18,032,417 people have now received at least one jab, representing 38% of the population. 9,221,285 people have now been fully vaccinated, which is 19.4% 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’ in Spain has ended

The State of Alarm in Spain ended on Sunday 9 May. Each region still has measures and restrictions in place, and you can find all the details in our separate, and regularly updated report: Details of restrictions for all regions of Spain, now ‘State of Alarm’ has ended

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