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Barcelona Coronavirus April 2021 - Daily Updates and Advice for Visiting Groups

Friday 30 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 9,135 new infections since yesterday, including 4,710 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,524,077.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 230.07 to 229.20.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 265. There have been 136 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 78,216. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Spain has moderate excess mortality this week, according to the European Mortality Monitoring Project. This follows eight consecutive weeks of no or low excess.

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.219. These trends are shown in the graph below.


There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 9,668 patients admitted throughout Spain, 119 less than yesterday, with 2,308 in intensive care units, 12 less than yesterday. There have been 1,057 admissions and 1,107 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.78% to 7.69%, and in intensive care units, from 23.04% to 22.92%.

A total of 11,674,829 people (24.61% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 228,841 more than yesterday. This includes 4,689,766 (9.89% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in a regrowth phase. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 1.04 for a second day. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 104 others, increasing the epidemic by 4% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 281.59 to 279.53 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,806 new infections and 19 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,585 hospitalised patients, 31 less than yesterday. A total of 489 patients are in intensive care units, 9 less than yesterday.

A total of 1,815,232 people (23.51% of the population) have now been vaccinated, 23,584 more than yesterday. This includes 769,379 (9.96% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Thursday 29 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 10,143 new infections since yesterday, including 4,889 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,514,942.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 230.27 to 230.07.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 277. There have been 137 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 78,080. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Spain has moderate excess mortality this week, according to the European Mortality Monitoring Project. This follows eight consecutive weeks of no or low excess.

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.221.

There has been a decrease in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and an increase in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 9,787 patients admitted throughout Spain, 198 less than yesterday, with 2,320 in intensive care units, 4 more than yesterday. There have been 1,030 admissions and 1,182 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.94% to 7.78%, and in intensive care units, risen from 22.99% to 23.04%.

A total of 11,445,988 people (24.13% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 234,884 more than yesterday. This includes 4,413,784 (9.31% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.03 to 1.04. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 104 others, increasing the epidemic by 4% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 279.09 to 281.59 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,056 new infections and 16 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,616 hospitalised patients, 10 less than yesterday. A total of 498 patients are in intensive care units, 9 less than yesterday.

A total of 1,791,648 people (23.20% of the population) have now been vaccinated, 21,892 more than yesterday. This includes 712,635 (9.23% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Wednesday 28 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 8,665 new infections since yesterday, including 4,381 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,504,799.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 232.86 to 230.27.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 256. There have been 88 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 77,943. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Spain has low excess mortality this week, according to the European Mortality Monitoring Project. This follows seven consecutive weeks of no excess.

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.224.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 9,985 patients admitted throughout Spain, 220 less than yesterday, with 2,316 in intensive care units, 15 less than yesterday. There have been 1,114 admissions and 1,219 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 8.12% to 7.94%, and in intensive care units, from 23.12% to 22.99%.

A total of 11,211,104 people (23.63% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 237,382 more than yesterday. This includes 4,166,758 (8.78% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.02 to 1.03. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 103 others, increasing the epidemic by 3% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 277.33 to 279.09 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,969 new infections and 12 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,626 hospitalised patients, 4 less than yesterday. A total of 507 patients are in intensive care units, 6 more than yesterday.

A total of 1,769,756 people (22.92% of the population) have now been vaccinated, 29,145 more than yesterday. This includes 657,722 (8.52% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Tuesday 27 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 7,665 new infections since yesterday, including 4,420 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,496,134.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 235.59 to 232.86.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 268. There have been 117 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 77,855. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Spain has low excess mortality this week, according to the European Mortality Monitoring Project. This follows seven consecutive weeks of no excess.

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.227.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 10,205 patients admitted throughout Spain, 175 less than yesterday, with 2,331 in intensive care units, 25 less than yesterday. There have been 1,171 admissions and 1,318 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 8.26% to 8.12%, and in intensive care units, from 23.55% to 23.12%.

A total of 10,973,722 people (23.14% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 278,736 more than yesterday. This includes 4,020,945 (8.48% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.01 to 1.02. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 102 others, increasing the epidemic by 2% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 278.93 to 277.33 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,437 new infections and 23 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,630 hospitalised patients, 42 less than yesterday. A total of 501 patients are in intensive care units, 3 less than yesterday.

A total of 1,740,611 people (22.26% of the population) have now been vaccinated, 23,017 more than yesterday. This includes 635,951 (8.24% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Monday 26 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 19,852 new infections since Friday, including 2,160 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,488,469.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 235.51 to 235.59.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 241. There have been 147 new deaths since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 77,738. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Spain has low excess mortality this week, according to the European Mortality Monitoring Project. This follows seven consecutive weeks of no excess.

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.228.

There have been increases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 10,380 patients admitted throughout Spain, 391 more than Friday, with 2,356 in intensive care units, 59 more than Friday. There have been 839 admissions and 435 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 7.93% to 8.26%, and in intensive care units, from 22.80% to 23.55%.

Spain has fully immunised 84,676 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,947,465 people (8.32% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 14.38% (6,821,001) have received a single dose. A total of 14,715,931 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 449,680 (0.95% of the population) vaccinated since Friday.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.99 to 1.01. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 101 others, increasing the epidemic by 1% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 283.29 to 278.93 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 974 new infections and 23 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,672 hospitalised patients, 54 more than yesterday. A total of 504 patients are in intensive care units, 2 more than yesterday.

A total of 1,717,594 people (22.24% of the population) have now been vaccinated, 1,113 more than yesterday. Those receiving their scheduled two doses total 633,412 (8.20% of the population).

Sunday 25 April 2021

The chart below shows the daily change in new cases for Spain and the 7 day moving average. The date represents the onset of symptoms or, failing that, the date of diagnosis minus 6 days. It is updated for 17 April 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 17 April 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 17 April 2021
Source: El Confidencial

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.98 to 0.99. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 99 others, reducing the epidemic by 1% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 286.13 to 283.29 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,581 new infections and 15 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,618 hospitalised patients, 70 less than yesterday. A total of 502 patients are in intensive care units, 10 more than yesterday.

A total of 1,716,481 people (22.23% of the population) have now been vaccinated, 3,978 more than yesterday. Those receiving their scheduled two doses total 633,372 (8.20% of the population).

Saturday 24 April 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.96 to 0.98. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 98 others, reducing the epidemic by 2% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 292.40 to 286.13 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,900 new infections and 12 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,548 hospitalised patients, 60 less than yesterday. A total of 492 patients are in intensive care units, the same number as yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 26,535 people with their first, and fully immunised 11,905 with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 632,164 people (8.19% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 1,089,339 (13.99%) have been vaccinated with a single dose.

Friday 23 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 11,731 new infections since yesterday, including 5,591 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,468,617.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 232.55 to 235.51.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 330. There have been 95 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 77,591. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Spain has low excess mortality this week, according to the European Mortality Monitoring Project. This follows seven consecutive weeks of no excess.

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.237.

There has been a decrease in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, but a rise in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 9,989 patients admitted throughout Spain, 60 less than yesterday, with 2,297 in intensive care units, 14 more than yesterday. There have been 1,186 admissions and 1,156 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.99% to 7.93%, and in intensive care units, risen from 22.62% to 22.80%.

Spain has fully immunised 159,487 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,862,789 people (8.14% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 13.79% (6,540,673) have received a single dose. A total of 14,266,251 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 356,287 (0.75% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.97 to 0.96. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 96 others, reducing the epidemic by 4% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 276.17 to 292.40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,032 new infections and 15 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,608 hospitalised patients, 3 less than yesterday. A total of 492 patients are in intensive care units, 2 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 37,505 people with their first, and fully immunised 41,531 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 620,259 people (8.03% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 13.65% (1,053,804) have been vaccinated with their first dose.

Thursday 22 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 10,814 new infections since yesterday, including 5,461 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,456,886.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 229.65 to 232.55.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 330. There have been 132 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 77,496. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Spain has low excess mortality this week, according to the European Mortality Monitoring Project. This follows seven consecutive weeks of no excess.

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.242.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 10,049 patients admitted throughout Spain, 59 less than yesterday, with 2,283 in intensive care units, 5 less than yesterday. There have been 1,178 admissions and 1,169 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 8.03% to 7.99%, and in intensive care units, from 22.68% to 22.62%.

Spain has fully immunised 159,487 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,768,015 people (7.94% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 13.44% (6,373,934) have received a single dose. A total of 13,909,964 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 412,155 (0.87% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.98 to 0.97. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 97 others, reducing the epidemic by 3% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 277.26 to 276.17 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,257 new infections and 4 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,611 hospitalised patients, 39 less than yesterday. A total of 494 patients are in intensive care units, 3 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 26,208 people with their first, and fully immunised 47,854 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 578,728 people (7.49% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 21.19% (1,636,558) have been vaccinated with their first dose.

The Catalan Government has decided to lift the county confinement and will allow travel throughout Catalonia as of next Monday, April 26. The perimeter closure of Catalonia and the night curfew (from 22.00 to 06.00) remain in force. The relaxation is linked to the improvement in the epidemiological indicators.

Wednesday 21 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 10,232 new infections since yesterday, including 5,730 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,446,072.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 230.95 to 229.65.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 302. There have been 148 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 77,364. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

This is the sixth consecutive week of no excess mortality in Spain, calculated by the European Mortality Monitoring Project.

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.245.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 10,108 patients admitted throughout Spain, 237 less than yesterday, with 2,288 in intensive care units, 1 less than yesterday. There have been 1,231 admissions and 1,268 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 8.24% to 8.03%, and in intensive care units, from 22.74% to 22.68%.

Spain has fully immunised 159,487 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,611,606 people (7.61% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 13.23% (6,274,597) have received a single dose. A total of 13,497,809 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 456,777 (0.96% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 1.07 to 0.98. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 98 others, reducing the epidemic by 2% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 277.77 to 277.26 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,021 new infections and 21 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,650 hospitalised patients, 20 less than yesterday. A total of 497 patients are in intensive care units, 2 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 26,115 people with their first, and fully immunised 27,373 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 530,874 people (6.87% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 20.85% (1,610,350) have been vaccinated with their first dose.

Tuesday 20 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 7,486 new infections since yesterday, including 4,526 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,435,840.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 230.54 to 230.95.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 277. There have been 114 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 77,216. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

This is the sixth consecutive week of no excess mortality in Spain, calculated by the European Mortality Monitoring Project.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.247.

There has been a decrease in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, but a rise in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 10,345 patients admitted throughout Spain, 102 less than yesterday, with 2,289 in intensive care units, 13 more than yesterday. There have been 1,259 admissions and 1,175 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 8.32% to 8.24% and risen in intensive care units, from 22.40% to 22.74%.

Spain has fully immunised 40,205 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,452,119 people (7.28% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 12.94% (6,136,794) have received a single dose. A total of 13,041,032 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 187,433 (0.40% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 1.19 to 1.07. The coronavirus epidemic is still in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people pass the virus to 107 others, increasing the epidemic by 7% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 262.36 to 277.77 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,319 new infections and 16 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,670 hospitalised patients, 47 less than yesterday. A total of 499 patients are in intensive care units, 7 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 11,717 people with their first, and fully immunised 2,126 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 503,501 people (6.52% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 20.52% (1,584,235) have been vaccinated with their first dose.

Monday 19 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 21,071 new infections since Friday, including 2,218 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,428,354.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 213.05 to 230.54.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 240. There have been 121 new deaths since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 77,102. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

This is the sixth consecutive week of no excess mortality in Spain, calculated by the European Mortality Monitoring Project.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.249.

There has been an increase of 659 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 10,447 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,788 on Friday) with 2,276 in intensive care units, 96 more than Friday. There have been 931 admissions and 391 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 7.79% to 8.32% and in intensive care units, from 21.71% to 22.40%.

Spain has fully immunised 83,213 people since Friday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,411,914 people (7.19% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 12.71% (6,029,771) have received a single dose. A total of 12,853,599 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 522,844 (1.10% of the population) vaccinated since Friday.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 1.32 to 1.19. The coronavirus epidemic is still in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people pass the virus to 119 others, increasing the epidemic by 19% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 262.28 to 262.36 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 875 new infections and 20 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,717 hospitalised patients, 38 more than yesterday. A total of 506 patients are in intensive care units, 11 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 535 people with their first, and fully immunised 29 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 501,375 people (6.49% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 20.36% (1,572,518) have been vaccinated with their first dose.

Sunday 18 April 2021

The chart below shows the daily change in new cases for Spain and the 7 day moving average. The date represents the onset of symptoms or, failing that, the date of diagnosis minus 6 days. It is updated for 10 April 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 10 April 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 10 April 2021
Source: El Confidencial

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 1.38 to 1.32. The coronavirus epidemic is still in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people pass the virus to 132 others, increasing the epidemic by 32% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 260.94 to 262.28 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,670 new infections and 17 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,679 hospitalised patients, 75 more than yesterday. A total of 495 patients are in intensive care units, 12 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 6,288 people with their first, and fully immunised 1,257 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 501,346 people (6.49% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 20.36% (1,571,983) have been vaccinated with their first dose.

Saturday 17 April 2021

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 1.39 to 1.38. The coronavirus epidemic is still in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people pass the virus to 138 others, increasing the epidemic by 38% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 259.09 to 260.94 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,301 new infections and 34 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,604 hospitalised patients, 68 less than yesterday. A total of 507 patients are in intensive care units, 7 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 51,624 people with their first, and fully immunised 14,744 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 500,089 people (6.48% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 20.28% (1,565,695) have been vaccinated with their first dose.

Friday 16 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 10,598 new infections since yesterday, including 5,091 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,407,283.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 202.72 to 213.05.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 285. There have been 99 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 76,981. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

This is the sixth consecutive week of no excess mortality in Spain, calculated by the European Mortality Monitoring Project.

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.259.

There has been an increase of 64 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 9,788 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,724 yesterday) with 2,180 in intensive care units, 37 more than yesterday. There have been 1,161 admissions and 1,056 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 7.76% to 7.79% and in intensive care units, from 21.39% to 21.71%.

Spain has fully immunised 75,164 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,328,701 people (7.02% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 11.96% (5,673,353) have received a single dose. A total of 12,330,755 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 445,670 (0.94% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in a regrowth phase, with the reproduction rate (or R0) rising from 1.35 to 1.39. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 139 others, increasing the epidemic by 39% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 256.68 to 259.09 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,035 new infections and 3 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,672 hospitalised patients, 25 less than yesterday. A total of 500 patients are in intensive care units, 14 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 70,607 people with their first, and fully immunised 11,221 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 485,345 people (6.29% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 19.61% (1,514,071) have received a single dose.

Thursday 15 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 9,663 new infections since yesterday, including 5,087 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,396,685.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 200.98 to 202.72.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 277. There have been 126 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 76,882. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.263.

There has been a decrease of 71 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 9,724 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,795 yesterday) with 2,143 in intensive care units, 10 less than yesterday. There have been 1,179 admissions and 1,241 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.84% to 7.76% and in intensive care units, from 21.56% to 21.39%.

Spain has fully immunised 68,351 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,253,537 people (6.86% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses. A total of 11,885,085 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 449,012 (0.95% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in a regrowth phase, with the reproduction rate (or R0) rising from 1.31 to 1.35. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 135 others, increasing the epidemic by 35% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 255.63 to 256.68 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,113 new infections and 15 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,697 hospitalised patients, 27 less than yesterday. A total of 514 patients are in intensive care units, 3 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 97,502 people with their first, and fully immunised 9,804 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 474,124 people (6.14% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 18.69% (1,443,464) have received a single dose.

Wednesday 14 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 10,474 new infections since yesterday, including 5,613 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,387,022.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 196.20 to 200.98.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 265. There have been 131 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 76,756. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.266.

There has been a decrease of 158 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 9,795 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,953 yesterday) with 2,153 in intensive care units, 1 more than yesterday. There have been 1,138 admissions and 1,206 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.96% to 7.84% and in intensive care units, remains at 21.56% for a second day.

Spain has fully immunised 49,095 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,185,186 people (6.72% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses. A total of 11,436,073 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 362,416 (0.76% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in a regrowth phase, with the reproduction rate (or R0) rising from 1.19 to 1.31. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 131 others, increasing the epidemic by 31% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 255.13 to 255.63 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,112 new infections and 19 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,724 hospitalised patients, 27 less than yesterday. A total of 511 patients are in intensive care units, 7 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 18,089 people with their first, and fully immunised 1,525 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 464,320 people (6.01% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 17.43% (1,345,962) have received a single dose.

Tuesday 13 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 6,292 new infections since yesterday, including 4,042 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. These data do not include Andalusia due to technical problems. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,376,548.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 199.00 to 196.20.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 248. There have been 100 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 76,625. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.269.

There has been a decrease of 293 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 9,953 patients admitted throughout Spain (10,246 yesterday) with 2,152 in intensive care units, 11 less than yesterday. There have been 1,318 admissions and 1,353 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 8.19% to 7.96% and in intensive care units, from 21.57% to 21.56%.

Spain has fully immunised 27,654 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,136,091 people (6.61% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses. A total of 11,073,657 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 288,660 (0.61% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic has rentered a regrowth phase, with the reproduction rate (or R0) rising from 1.03 to 1.19. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 119 others, increasing the epidemic by 19% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 250.75 to 255.13 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,524 new infections and 23 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,751 hospitalised patients, 12 less than yesterday. A total of 518 patients are in intensive care units, 3 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 19,967 people with their first, and fully immunised 481 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 462,795 people (5.99% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 17.20% (1,327,873) have received a single dose.

Monday 12 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 22,744 new infections since Friday, including 2,212 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,370,256.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 182.09 to 199.00.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 248. There have been 197 new deaths since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 76,525. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.270.

There has been an increase of 887 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 10,246 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,359 on Friday) with 2,163 in intensive care units, 113 more than Friday. There have been 894 admissions and 404 discharges since Friday. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 7.48% to 8.19% and in intensive care units, from 20.48% to 21.57%.

Spain has fully immunised 36,328 people since Friday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,108,437 people (6.55% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses. A total of 10,784,997 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 553,172 (1.17% of the population) vaccinated since Friday.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic has rentered a regrowth phase, with the reproduction rate (or R0) rising from 0.91 to 1.03. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 103 others, increasing the epidemic by 3% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 247.80 to 250.75 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 938 new infections and 13 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,763 hospitalised patients, 52 more than yesterday. A total of 515 patients are in intensive care units, 2 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 1,431 people with their first, and fully immunised 65 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 462,314 people (5.99% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 16.94% (1,307,906) have received a single dose.

Sunday 11 April 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen after eight days of decline, from 0.87 to 0.91. The epidemic is still in recession, with every 100 infected people pass the virus to 91 others, reducing the epidemic by 9% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 244.32 to 247.80 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,767 new infections and 20 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,711 hospitalised patients, 82 more than yesterday. A total of 513 patients are in intensive care units, 15 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 10,200 people with their first, and fully immunised 778 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 462,249 people (5.99% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 16.92% (1,306,475) have received a single dose.

Saturday 10 April 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for an eighth consecutive day, from 0.88 to 0.87. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 87 others, reducing the epidemic by 13% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 233.45 to 244.32 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,269 new infections and 37 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,629 hospitalised patients, 66 less than yesterday. A total of 498 patients are in intensive care units, 3 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 60,985 people with their first, and fully immunised 5,413 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 461,471 people (5.98% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 16.79% (1,296,275) have received a single dose.

Friday 9 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 10,875 new infections including 5,397 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,347,512.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 174.52 to 182.09. This rate has increased by 27% in the last 14 days.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 309. There have been 149 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 76,328. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

There has been a reduction of 25 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 9,359 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,384 yesterday) with 2,050 in intensive care units, 26 more than yesterday. In the last 24 hours there have been 1,133 admissions and 1,060 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.50% to 7.48% and risen in intensive care units, from 20.26% to 20.48%.

Spain has fully immunised 51,659 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,072,109 people (6.48% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses. A total of 10,231,825 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 420,296 (0.89% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

The chart below shows the daily change in new cases for Spain and the 7 day moving average. The date represents the onset of symptoms or, failing that, the date of diagnosis minus 6 days. It is updated for 2 April 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 2 April 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 2 April 2021
Source: El Confidencial

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for a seventh consecutive day, from 0.90 to 0.88. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 88 others, reducing the epidemic by 12% every day. These data are qualified by reduced diagnostic testing over Easter and the effects of relaxing restrictions are as yet unknown.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 244.58 to 233.45 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,350 new infections and 24 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,695 hospitalised patients, 14 less than yesterday. A total of 495 patients are in intensive care units, 12 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 70,875 people with their first, and fully immunised 3,902 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 456,058 people (5.91% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 16.00% (1,235,290) have received a single dose.

Thursday 8 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 9,901 new infections including 5,386 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,336,637.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 167.97 to 174.52.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 282. There have been 142 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 76,179. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

There has been a reduction of 28 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 9,384 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,412 yesterday) with 2,024 in intensive care units (2,009 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 1,136 admissions and 1,080 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.52% to 7.50% and risen in intensive care units, from 20.09% to 20.26%.

Spain has fully immunised 78,619 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 3,020,450 people (6.37% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses. A total of 9,811,529 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 453,682 (0.96% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for a sixth consecutive day, from 0.93 to 0.90. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 90 others, reducing the epidemic by 10% every day. These data are qualified by reduced diagnostic testing over Easter and the effects of relaxing restrictions are as yet unknown.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 240.27 to 244.58 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,148 new infections and 28 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,709 hospitalised patients, 3 less than yesterday. A total of 483 patients are in intensive care units, 25 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 80,519 people with their first, and fully immunised 5,624 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 452,156 people (5.86% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 15.08% (1,164,415) have received a single dose.

Wednesday 7 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 8,788 new infections including 5,309 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,326,736.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 164.71 to 167.97.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 240. There have been 126 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 76,037. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

There has been a reduction of 51 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 9,412 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,463 yesterday) with 2,009 in intensive care units (1,990 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 1,184 admissions and 1,132 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.61% to 7.52% and risen in intensive care units, from 19.92% to 20.09%.

Spain has fully immunised 39,540 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,941,831 people (6.20% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses. A total of 9,357,847 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 336,846 (0.71% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

Catalonia has announced a new county confinement starting Friday, April 9.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for a fifth consecutive day, from 0.99 to 0.93. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 93 others, reducing the epidemic by 7% every day. These data are qualified by reduced diagnostic testing over Easter and the effects of relaxing restrictions are as yet unknown.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 234.38 to 240.27 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,764 new infections and 30 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,712 hospitalised patients, 4 more than yesterday. A total of 458 patients are in intensive care units, 13 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 44,273 people with their first, and fully immunised 2,953 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 446,532 people (5.78% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses.

Tuesday 6 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 6,623 new infections including 4,103 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,317,948.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 163.37 to 164.71.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 237. There have been 128 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 75,911. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

There has been an increase of 519 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 9,463 patients admitted throughout Spain (8,944 yesterday) with 1,990 in intensive care units (1,925 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 1,126 admissions and 850 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 7.49% to 7.61% and in intensive care units, from 19.65% to 19.92%.

Spain has fully immunised 49,485 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,902,291 people (6.12% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses. A total of 9,021,001 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 277,307 (0.58% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, coronavirus data have shown large deviations over Easter, with the situation becoming clearer in the next few days. Today, the epidemic appears in decline after 18 days of regrowth. The coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for a fourth consecutive day, from 1.11 to 0.99, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 99 others, reducing the epidemic by 1% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 242.76 to 234.38 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 909 new infections and 8 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,708 hospitalised patients, 100 more than yesterday. A total of 445 patients are in intensive care units, 14 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 17,122 people with their first vaccination against this disease. The number receiving their second vaccination (443,579 or 5.74% of the population), is 1 less than yesterday's report.

Monday 5 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 10,360 new infections since Saturday including 2,247 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,311,325.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 151.79 to 163.37.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 189. There have been 85 new deaths since Saturday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 75,783. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

There has been an increase of 528 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 8,944 patients admitted throughout Spain (8,416 on Saturday) with 1,925 in intensive care units (1,892 on Saturday). In the last 24 hours there have been 931 admissions and 437 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 6.80% to 7.49% and in intensive care units, from 19.15% to 19.65%.

Spain has fully immunised 11,658 people since Saturday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,852,806 people (6.01% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses. A total of 8,743,694 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 195,096 (0.41% of the population) vaccinated since Saturday.

In Catalonia, the epidemic has been in a regrowth phase for 18 days. The coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for a third consecutive day, from 1.16 to 1.11, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 111 others, increasing the epidemic by 11% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 241.23 to 242.76 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 856 new infections and 17 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,608 hospitalised patients, 57 more than yesterday. A total of 431 patients are in intensive care units, 7 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 11,627 people with their first, and fully immunised 3 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 443,580 people (5.74% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 13.24% (1,022,501) have received a single dose.

Sunday 4 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 9,571 new infections since Thursday including 2,089 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,300,965.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 154.76 to 151.79.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 205. There have been 157 new deaths since Thursday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 75,698. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

There has been an increase of 479 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 8,416 patients admitted throughout Spain (7,937 on Thursday) with 1,892 in intensive care units (1,843 on Thursday). In the last 24 hours there have been 914 admissions and 520 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 6.39% to 6.80% and in intensive care units, from 18.41% to 19.15%.

Spain has fully immunised 44,133 people since Thursday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,841,148 people (5.99% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses. A total of 8,548,598 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 206,443 (0.44% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the epidemic has been in a regrowth phase for 17 days. The coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for a second consecutive day, from 1.20 to 1.16, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 116 others, increasing the epidemic by 16% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 238.30 to 241.23 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 724 new infections and 35 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,551 hospitalised patients, 68 more than yesterday. A total of 424 patients are in intensive care units, 3 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 14,598 people with their first, and fully immunised 352 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 443,577 people (5.74% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 13.09% (1,010,874) have received a single dose.

Saturday 3 April 2021

In Catalonia, the epidemic has been regrowing for 16 days. The coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 1.21 to 1.20, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 120 others, increasing the epidemic by 20% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 234.53 to 238.30 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,513 new infections and 12 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,483 hospitalised patients, 56 more than yesterday. A total of 421 patients are in intensive care units, 4 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 9,762 people with their first, and fully immunised 738 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 443,225 people (5.74% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 12.90% (996,276) have received a single dose.

Friday 2 April 2021

In Catalonia, the epidemic has been regrowing for 15 days. The coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.20 to 1.21, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 121 others, increasing the epidemic by 21% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 229.02 to 234.53 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,712 new infections and 17 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,427 hospitalised patients, 27 less than yesterday. A total of 417 patients are in intensive care units, 3 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 55,149 people with their first, and fully immunised 7,843 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 442,487 people (5.73% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 12.78% (986,514) have received a single dose.

Thursday 1 April 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 7,041 new infections since yesterday including 4,123 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,291,394.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has increased, from 152.25 to 154.76.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 268. There have been 82 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 75,541. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus has seen a steady rise since 8 February 2021. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today is 2.295. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

There has been a decrease of 146 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 7,937 patients admitted throughout Spain (8,083 yesterday) and 1,843 in intensive care units (1,831 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 1,043 admissions and 1,297 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain currently stands at 6.39% and in intensive care units, 18.41%.

Spain has fully immunised 75,931 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,797,015 people (5.90% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses. A total of 8,342,155 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 306,995 (0.65% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the epidemic has been regrowing for 14 days. The coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.19 to 1.20, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 120 others, increasing the epidemic by 20% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen for a twelfth consecutive day, from 225.10 to 229.02 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,768 new infections and 12 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,454 hospitalised patients, 44 less than yesterday. A total of 414 patients are in intensive care units, 3 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 70,153 people with their first, and fully immunised 10,543 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 434,644 people (5.63% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 12.06% (931,365) have received a single dose.

The chart below shows the daily change in new cases for Spain and the 7 day moving average. The date represents the onset of symptoms or, failing that, the date of diagnosis minus 6 days. It is updated for 24 March 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 24 March 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 24 March 2021
Source: El Confidencial



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Foot Notes


1 Chinese and American researchers have used the infection data from the first few weeks to model the temporal and spatial evolution of the coronavirus first in Wuhan, the start of the pandemic, and later in 375 other Chinese cities. To see how the virus could progress, they overlapped this information with the movement patterns of hundreds of millions of Chinese recorded by the telecommunications company Tencent in Chunyun 2018. This period of the Chinese lunar calendar begins a few days before the Chinese New Year. and it lasts for several weeks afterwards. This year, the New Year fell precisely on January 23. Thus they were able to estimate how the coronavirus moved. The work, published in the Science journal, has found that until Wuhan's forced isolation, 86% of all infections were not being detected. That is, only 14% of the infected were under control. The rest, whether asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, continued to lead their normal lives. Thus, for many days there were two very different transmission rates. That January 23, there were only 801 documented cases throughout China, while the total number of new COVID-19 infections during 10-23 January in Wuhan city is estimated at 13,118 (documented and undocumented combined).
After Wuhan's closure measures, later extended to much of China, the dynamics of the epidemic changed in the city of origin. Between January 24 and February 8, the study authors estimate that the percentage of invisible infected people drops to 35%. They also come to light faster. For the first time, the basic reproduction number (R0) of the epidemic, understood as new infections for each infected person while sick, fell to 0.99. It was the first step in controlling the epidemic, although only in Wuhan.
Source: Science Magazine
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/03/13/science.abb3221
2 The National Centre for Epidemiology estimate that the number of those affected in the 2017-2018 influenza season was 752,000 people, with nearly 15,000 related deaths. Hospitalisation was necessary in 52,000 of the cases, 14,000 of them had serious complications and 3,000 required admission to the ICU.
Source: Epidemiology and Public Health Networking Biomedical Research Centre (CIBER)
https://www.ciberisciii.es/noticias/estiman-en-800000-personas-los-afectados-por-la-gripe-del-pasado-ano
3 According to the National Centre for Epidemiology, some 6,300 people died in Spain due to influenza last season, 2018-2019. The Influenza Surveillance System estimated that 490,000 people affected by mild cases of this pathology attended the Primary Care centres, in addition to some 35,300 confirmed hospitalised patients, of which 2,500 entered the ICU. Among the deaths registered in the country, 83% were older than 64 years and 13% belonged to the group of 45-64 years.
Source: DiarodeAvisos https://diariodeavisos.elespanol.com/2019/10/6-300-personas-fallecieron-por-la-gripe-la-pasada-temporada/
4 The first of the deaths from coronavirus recorded in Spain occurred on February 13, although the patient, a 69-year-old man, had travelled to Nepal, making it difficult to track the infection. The case was discovered by an autopsy.
5 Since 2010, both the governments of Spain and those of its different autonomies (health care is a transferred competence) have approved a series of health care cuts that weakened the system. In 2020, Spain budgeted 5.9% of its GDP for public health spending. This percentage was 6.77% in 2009. Catalonia is one of the Spanish autonomous regions that has cut the most in recent years, dedicating just 3.9% of its GDP to public health this year. The European average is 7.5%
Source: El Periodico: https://www.elperiodico.com/es/sanidad/20200318/recortes-7895906
A December 2019 FACUA report reveals that Catalonia is the Spanish region with the longest wait for a Public Health family doctor appointment. 74% of respondents expect a wait of at least one week.
Source: El Periodico: https://www.elperiodico.com/es/sociedad/20191215/catalunya-comunidad-mayor-tiempo-espera-medico-cabecera-7772135