Barcelona Field Studies Centre

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

Friday 31 December 2021

In Catalonia, a nightly curfew is in force from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with other social restrictions.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has increased from 1.86 to 1.88. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 188 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 1,692.50 to 1,941.67 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 25,075 new infections and 28 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,612, 2 more), and those requiring intensive care (428, 2 more).

A total of 6,309,558 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,079,614 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,923,221 (25%) who have received a third dose.

Thursday 30 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain reports another daily record of 161,688 infections, with 74,487 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 6,294,745.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 1,508.39 to 1,775.27.

Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 30 December 2021
Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 30 December 2021

There have been 74 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 282 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 89,405. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.420 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.


There are currently 10,768 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 357 more than yesterday, with 1,803 in intensive care units, an increase of 30. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 8.51% to 8.81%, and in intensive care units from 19.10% to 19.42%.

A total of 38,766,041 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,869,504 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, a nightly curfew is in force from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with other social restrictions.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has increased from 1.82 to 1.86. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 186 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 1,591.42 to 1,692.50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 25,101 new infections and 45 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,610, 46 more), and those requiring intensive care (426, 13 more).

A total of 6,296,420 (81% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,072,957 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,869,868 (24%) who have received a third dose.

Wednesday 29 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain reports a new daily record of 100,760 infections, with 59,867 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 6,133,057.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 1,360.62 to 1,508.39.

Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 29 December 2021
Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 29 December 2021

There have been 78 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 271 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 89,331. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.457 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 10,411 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 559 more than yesterday, with 1,773 in intensive care units, an increase of 37. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 8.06% to 8.51%, and in intensive care units from 18.71% to 19.10%.

A total of 38,756,096 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,865,247 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, a nightly curfew is in force from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with other social restrictions.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has increased from 1.73 to 1.82. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 182 others.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 29 December 2021
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 29 December 2021

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 1,513.37 to 1,591.42 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 22,871 new infections and 43 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,565, 62 more), and those requiring intensive care (413, 9 more).

A total of 6,283,183 (81% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,066,981 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,818,571 (24%) who have received a third dose.

Tuesday 28 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain reports a one-day record of 99,671 new infections, with 54,655 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 6,032,297.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 1,206.21 to 1,360.62.

Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 28 December 2021
Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 28 December 2021

There have been 114 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 247 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 89,253. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.480 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 9,852 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 322 more than yesterday, with 1,736 in intensive care units, an increase of 21. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 7.69% to 8.06%, and in intensive care units from 18.26% to 18.71%.

A total of 38,744,338 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,858,971 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, a nightly curfew is in force from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with other social restrictions.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has increased from 1.55 to 1.73. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 173 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 1,358.20 to 1,513.37 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 23,850 new infections and 31 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,503, 46 more), and those requiring intensive care (404, 5 more).

A total of 6,269,037 (81% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,061,166 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,760,878 (23%) who have received a third dose.

Monday 27 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain reports a further 214,619 new infections since Thursday, the last day in which data was updated. This is the fourth consecutive day with a new record set for the number of cases. The registered infections include 23,311 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,932,626.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 911.31 to 1,206.21.

Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 27 December 2021
Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 27 December 2021

There have been 120 new deaths registered since Thursday, and 200 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 89,139. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a very strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.503 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 9,530 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 1,606 more than Thursday, with 1,715 in intensive care units, an increase of 200. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 6.40% to 7.69%, and in intensive care units from 16.27% to 18.26%.

A total of 38,732,476 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,853,370 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, a nightly curfew is in force from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with other social restrictions.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has increased from 1.41 to 1.55. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 155 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 1,237.51 to 1,358.20 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,742 new infections and no deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,457, 68 more), and those requiring intensive care (399, 18 more).

A total of 6,255,888 (81% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,056,680 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,715,532 (22%) who have received a third dose.

Sunday 26 December 2021

In Catalonia, a nightly curfew is in force from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with other social restrictions.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has increased from 1.36 to 1.41. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 133 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 1,082.94 to 1,237.51 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,502 new infections and 19 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,389, 45 more), and those requiring intensive care (381, 5 more).

A total of 6,255,804 (81% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,056,645 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,714,915 (22%) who have received a third dose.

Saturday 25 December 2021

In Catalonia, a nightly curfew is in force from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with other social restrictions.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has increased from 1.33 to 1.36. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 133 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 978.06 to 1,082.94 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 17,051 new infections and no deaths registered since yesterday. There has been a decrease in the number of hospitalised patients (1,344, 15 less), while those requiring intensive care remain unchanged (376).

Daily change in new infections and hospital admissions in Catalonia, 25 December 2021
Daily change in new infections and hospital admissions in Catalonia, 25 December 2021

A total of 6,255,623 (81% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,056,064 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,714,580 (22%) who have received a third dose.

Friday 24 December 2021

In Catalonia, a nightly curfew is in force from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with other social restrictions.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has decreased for a fifth consecutive day, from 1.39 to 1.33. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 133 others.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 24 December 2021
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 24 December 2021

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 845.17 to 978.06 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 15,030 new infections and 21 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,359, 15 more), and those requiring intensive care (376, 20 more).

A total of 6,250,177 (81% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,051,828 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,686,796 (22%) who have received a third dose.

Thursday 23 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain reports a further 72,912 new infections since yesterday. This is the third consecutive day with a new record set for the number of cases in one day. The registered infections include 41,433 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,718,007.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 784.20 to 911.31.

There have been 82 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 291 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 89,019. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.557 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 7,924 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 192 more than yesterday, with 1,515 in intensive care units, an increase of 49. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 6.23% to 6.40%, and in intensive care units from 15.77% to 16.27%.

A total of 38,704,766 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,832,328 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has decreased for a fourth consecutive day, from 1.45 to 1.39. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 139 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 809.93 to 845.17 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 13,368 new infections and 38 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,344, 18 more), and those requiring intensive care (356, 13 more).

A total of 6,233,212 (81% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,044,544 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,621,905 (21%) who have received a third dose.

Wednesday 22 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain reports a further 60,041 new infections since yesterday, a new record for the number of cases in one day of the entire pandemic. This includes 37,609 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,645,095.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 695.38 to 784.20.

There have been 50 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 251 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,937. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.575 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 7,732 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 98 more than yesterday, with 1,466 in intensive care units, a decrease of 6. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 6.14% to 6.23%, and in intensive care units remains at 15.77% for a second day.

A total of 38,674,030 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,815,014 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has decreased from 1.67 to 1.45. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 145 others.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 22 December 2021
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 22 December 2021

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 771.38 to 809.93 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 11,085 new infections and one death registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,326, 13 more), and those requiring intensive care (343, 3 more).

A total of 6,215,607 (80% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,037,719 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,550,222 (20%) who have received a third dose.

Tuesday 21 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain reports a further 49,823 new infections since yesterday, the highest number of cases in one day of the entire pandemic. This includes 27,265 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,585,054.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 609.38 to 695.38.

Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 21 December 2021
Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 21 December 2021

There have been 94 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 239 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,887. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.592 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 7,634 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 133 more than yesterday, with 1,472 in intensive care units, an increase of 30. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 6.03% to 6.14%, and in intensive care units from 15.49% to 15.77%.

A total of 38,652,339 people (81% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,799,170 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, a night curfew will be reintoduced on Friday, from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with the closure of night venues, limits on the capacity of bars and restaurants, and restrictions on numbers at family gatherings. The Spanish Government does not consider it necessary to apply these measures to the rest of Spain.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has decreased from 1.70 to 1.67. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 170 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 712.87 to 771.38 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 11,428 new infections and 68 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,313, 33 more), and those requiring intensive care (340, 30 more).

A total of 6,201,625 (80% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,031,939 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,477,875 (19%) who have received a third dose.

Monday 20 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 79,704 new infections since Friday, including 9,993 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,535,231.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 511.00 to 609.38.

There have been 85 new deaths registered since Friday, and 196 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,793. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.604 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 7,501 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 834 more than Friday, with 1,442 in intensive care units, an increase of 136. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 5.35% to 6.03%, and in intensive care units from 14.03% to 15.49%.

A total of 38,637,216 people (81% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,791,863 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.73 to 1.70. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 170 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 674.31 to 712.87 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 4,232 new infections and one death registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,280, 136 more), and those requiring intensive care (310, 3 more).

A total of 6,190,005 (80% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,028,115 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,425,122 (18%) who have received a third dose.

Sunday 19 December 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.65 to 1.73. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 173 others.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 19 December 2021
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 19 December 2021

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 628.77 to 674.31 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 4,276 new infections and no deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,144, 6 more), and those requiring intensive care (307, 11 more).

A total of 6,169,991 (80% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,024,782 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,406,575 (18%) who have received a third dose.

Saturday 18 December 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.59 to 1.65. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 165 others.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 18 December 2021
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 18 December 2021

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 581.53 to 628.77 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 7,798 new infections and 19 deaths registered since yesterday. The number of hospitalised patients has fallen (1,138, 1 less), while those requiring intensive care have increased (296, 9 more).

A total of 6,157,688 (80% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,022,186 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,388,785 (18%) who have received a third dose.

Friday 17 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 33,359 new infections since yesterday, including 18,773 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,455,527.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 472.90 to 511.00.

There have been 41 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 195 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,708. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a steep downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.626 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 6,667 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 15 less than yesterday, with 1,306 in intensive care units, an increase of 14. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain remains at 5.35%, and in intensive care units has risen from 13.92% to 14.03%.

A total of 38,607,797 people (81% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,777,929 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.47 to 1.59. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 159 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 534.84 to 581.53 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 6,014 new infections and 11 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,139, 11 more), and those requiring intensive care (287, 6 more).

A total of 6,145,297 (80% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,016,023 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,314,200 (17%) who have received a third dose.

Thursday 16 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 28,900 new infections since yesterday, including 17,309 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,422,168.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 441.69 to 472.90.

There have been 48 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 195 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,667. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.635 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 6,682 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 194 more than yesterday, with 1,292 in intensive care units, an increase of 47. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 5.20% to 5.35%, and in intensive care units from 13.42% to 13.92%.

A total of 38,586,398 people (81% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,767,016 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.40 to 1.47. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 147 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 512.94 to 534.84 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 6,978 new infections and 17 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,128, 12 more), and those requiring intensive care (281, 17 more).

A total of 6,123,934 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,006,119 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,169,839 (15%) who have received a third dose.

Wednesday 15 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 27,140 new infections since yesterday, including 16,243 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,393,268.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 412.26 to 441.69.

There have been 77 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 197 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,619. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.643 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 6,488 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 115 more than yesterday, with 1,245 in intensive care units, an increase of 30. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 5.11% to 5.20%, and in intensive care units from 13.10% to 13.42%.

A total of 38,567,949 people (81% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,755,238 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.20 to 1.40. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 140 others.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 15 December 2021
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 15 December 2021

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 486.71 to 512.94 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 5,845 new infections and 17 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,116, 10 more), and those requiring intensive care (264, 5 more).

A total of 6,123,191 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,004,735 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,166,278 (15%) who have received a third dose.

Tuesday 14 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 26,136 new infections since yesterday, including 14,339 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,366,128.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 381.26 to 412.26.

There have been 58 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 180 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,542. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.650 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 6,373 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 26 more than yesterday, with 1,215 in intensive care units, an increase of 49. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain remains at 5.11%, with a rise from 12.60% to 13.10% for intensive care units.

A total of 38,541,413 people (81% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,742,102 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) stays at 1.20 for a second day. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 120 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 441.50 to 486.71 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 6,258 new infections and 38 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,106, 28 more), and those requiring intensive care (259, 17 more).

A total of 6,116,783 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,000,148 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,098,437 (14%) who have received a third dose.

Monday 13 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 49,802 new infections since Friday, including 6,879 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,339,992.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 323.07 to 381.26.

There have been 103 new deaths registered since Friday, and 166 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,484. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.657 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 6,347 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 778 more than Friday, with 1,166 in intensive care units, an increase of 110. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 4.48% to 5.11%, and in intensive care units, from 11.41% to 12.60%.

A total of 38,514,698 people (81.20% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,721,347 (79.53% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.22 to 1.20. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 120 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 403.13 to 441.50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 3,514 new infections and one death registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,078, 65 more), and those requiring intensive care (242, 5 more).

A total of 6,112,304 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,997,240 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,042,339 (13%) who have received a third dose.

Sunday 12 December 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.28 to 1.22. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 122 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 402.65 to 403.13 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 3,492 new infections and no deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,013, 37 more), and those requiring intensive care (237, 3 more).

A total of 6,109,553 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,995,749 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,023,474 (13%) who have received a third dose.

Saturday 11 December 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.31 to 1.28. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 128 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 367.96 to 402.65 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 4,706 new infections and 9 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (976, 37 more), and in those requiring intensive care (234, 20 more).

A total of 6,106,105 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,993,264 (78% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 994,928 (13%) who have received a third dose.

Friday 10 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 17,012 new infections since yesterday, including 10,418 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,290,190.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 305.57 to 323.07.

There have been 60 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 156 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,381. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.671 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 5,569 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 90 more than yesterday, with 1,056 in intensive care units, an increase of 15. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 4.41% to 4.48%, and in intensive care units, from 11.30% to 11.41%.

A total of 38,488,342 people (81.15% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,702,839 (79.49% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.34 to 1.31. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 131 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 374.77 to 367.96 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 4,678 new infections and 9 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (939, 34 more), and in those requiring intensive care (214, 16 more).

A total of 6,099,783 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,987,088 (77% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 927,249 (12%) who have received a third dose.

Thursday 9 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 26,412 new infections since Tuesday, including 6,808 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,273,178.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 290.10 to 305.57.

There have been 84 new deaths registered since Tuesday, and 128 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,321. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.675 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 5,479 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 412 more than Tuesday, with 1,041 in intensive care units, an increase of 93. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 4.07% to 4.41%, and in intensive care units, from 10.29% to 11.30%.

A total of 38,465,787 people (81.10% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,684,831 (79.45% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.33 to 1.34. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 134 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 367.05 to 374.77 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,573 new infections and one death registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (905, 72 more), and in those requiring intensive care (198, 9 more).

A total of 6,093,577 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,982,230 (77% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 871,300 (11%) who have received a third dose.

Wednesday 8 December 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.30 to 1.33. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 133 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 354.94 to 367.05 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 3,846 new infections and 21 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (833, 38 more), and in those requiring intensive care (189, 14 more).

A total of 6,090,812 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,980,172 (77% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 855,108 (11%) who have received a third dose.

Tuesday 7 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 43,808 new infections since Friday, including 4,827 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,246,766.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 248.18 to 290.10.

There have been 78 new deaths registered since Friday, and 105 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,237. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.682 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 5,067 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 805 more than Friday, with 948 in intensive care units, an increase of 134. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 3.42% to 4.07%, and in intensive care units, from 8.84% to 10.29%.

A total of 38,447,301 people (81.06% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,677,168 (79.44% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.29 to 1.30. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 130 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 336.49 to 354.94 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,620 new infections and 4 deaths registered since yesterday. There has been an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (795, 47 more), while those requiring intensive care have decreased (175, 6 less).

A total of 6,087,464 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,977,947 (77% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 831,282 (11%) who have received a third dose.

Monday 6 December 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) stays at 1.29 for a second day. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 129 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 315.50 to 336.49 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,143 new infections and one death registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (748, 28 more), and those requiring intensive care (181, 4 more).

A total of 6,085,523 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,976,716 (77% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 819,028 (11%) who have received a third dose.

Sunday 5 December 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has fallen from 1.31 to 1.29. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 129 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 295.97 to 315.50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,524 new infections and one death registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (720, 16 more), and those requiring intensive care (177, 9 more).

A total of 6,082,432 (79% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,975,248 (77% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 802,920 (10%) who have received a third dose.

Saturday 4 December 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has fallen from 1.33 to 1.31. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 131 others.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 4 December 2021
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 4 December 2021

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 276.63 to 295.97 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 3,481 new infections and 7 deaths registered since yesterday. There has been a decrease in the number of hospitalised patients (704, 9 less), while those requiring intensive care have increased (168, 3 more).

A total of 6,078,469 (78.71% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,972,751 (77.35% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Friday 3 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 13,738 new infections since yesterday, including 8,119 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,202,958.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 234.03 to 248.18.

There have been 37 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 131 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,159. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.694 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 4,262 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 169 more than yesterday, with 814 in intensive care units, an increase of 42. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 3.29% to 3.42%, and in intensive care units, from 8.39% to 8.84%.

A total of 38,409,145 people (80.98% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,655,150 (79.39% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has fallen from 1.35 to 1.33. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 133 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 258.95 to 276.63 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 3,369 new infections and 9 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (713, 19 more), and those requiring intensive care (165, 17 more).

A total of 6,071,729 (78.63% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,967,300 (77.27% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Thursday 2 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 14,500 new infections since yesterday, including 8,339 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,189,220.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 217.10 to 234.03.

There have been 42 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 131 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,122. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.698 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 4,093 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 136 more than yesterday, with 772 in intensive care units, an increase of 31. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 3.18% to 3.29%, and in intensive care units, from 8.07% to 8.39%.

A total of 38,379,778 people (80.92% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,638,438 (79.35% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) remains at 1.35 for a third day. The epidemic is in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 135 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 252.82 to 258.95 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 3,123 new infections and 7 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (694, 12 more), and those requiring intensive care (148, 3 more).

A total of 6,059,439 (78.47% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,959,581 (77.17% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Wednesday 1 December 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 10,536 new infections since yesterday, including 6,836 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 5,174,720.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 208.50 to 217.10.

There have been 28 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 114 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 88,080. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has a downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.702 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 3,957 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 110 more than yesterday, with 741 in intensive care units, an increase of 28. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 3.10% to 3.18%, and in intensive care units, from 7.76% to 8.07%.

A total of 38,356,928 people (80.87% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 37,624,032 (79.32% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) remains at 1.35 for a second day. The epidemic is in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 135 others.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 1 December 2021
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 1 December 2021

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 245.24 to 252.82 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,531 new infections and 12 deaths registered since yesterday. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (682, 22 more), and those requiring intensive care (145, 4 more).

A total of 6,056,971 (78.44% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 5,955,779 (77.13% of the population) who have received their full schedule.



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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