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

Sunday 28 February 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has decreased for a second consecutive day, from 1.02 to 1.00 suggesting the recent upward trend may be broken. There have been 960 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 20 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,728, 56 more than yesterday. A total of 533 patients are in intensive care units, 11 less than yesterday. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen by 3 points and stands at 260.98 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised 459,918 people (5.96% of its population) against this disease of which 190,482 (2.47%) have received two doses of the vaccines. In the last 24 hours, 3,389 people were vaccinated.

Saturday 27 February 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has decreased for the first time in eleven days, from 1.03 to 1.02 but the epidemic remains in a regrowth phase. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 102 others, increasing the epidemic by 2% every day. There have been 1,705 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 28 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,672, 144 less than yesterday. A total of 544 patients are in intensive care units, 18 less than yesterday. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen by 6 points and stands at 263.94 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised 456,529 people (5.91% of its population) against this disease of which 190,318 (2.46%) have received two doses of the vaccines. In the last 24 hours, 31,102 people were vaccinated.

Friday 26 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 8,341 new infections including 3,052 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 27% fall from last Friday's data, when 11,435 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,188,553.

The lethality of the virus continues to rise and is currently 2.168 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 862 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 329 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 69,142. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 12,207 patients admitted throughout Spain (12,831 yesterday) and 3,021 in intensive care units (3,123 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,022 admissions and 1,461 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 9.67% and in intensive care units, 28.77%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 12 points since yesterday and stands at 193.91.

Spain immunised 12,001 people yesterday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,243,783 people (2.62% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 4.98% (2,361,852) have received a single dose. A total of 3,605,635 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 169,477 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 21 February 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 21 February 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 21 February 2021
Source: El Confidencial

In Catalonia, coronavirus restrictions have been relaxed slightly. Shopping centres and stores with a surface area of more than 400 square metres may open from Monday to Friday at 30% of their capacity after being closed for almost two months. A weekend non-essential business closure will be maintained.

The coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) in Catalonia has increased for a tenth consecutive day, from 1.02 to 1.03 and the epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 103 others, increasing the epidemic by 3% every day. There have been 1,777 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 22 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,786, 38 less than yesterday. A total of 562 patients are in intensive care units, 7 less than yesterday. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen by 7 points and stands at 269.45 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised 425,427 people (5.51% of its population) against this disease of which 190,318 (2.46%) have received two doses of the vaccines. In the last 24 hours, 63,785 people were vaccinated.

Thursday 25 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 9,568 new infections including 3,350 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 34% fall from last Thursday's data, when 14,515 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,180,212.

The lethality of the virus continues to rise and is currently 2.163 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 875 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 345 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 68,813. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 12,831 patients admitted throughout Spain (13,495 yesterday) and 3,123 in intensive care units (3,241 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,053 admissions and 1,689 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 10.16% and in intensive care units, 29.62%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 13 points since yesterday and stands at 206.05.

Spain immunised 11,599 people yesterday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,231,782 people (2.60% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 4.65% (2,204,376) have received a single dose. A total of 3,436,158 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 151,480 in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has increased for a ninth consecutive day, from 1.01 to 1.02 and the epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 102 others, increasing the epidemic by 2% every day. There have been 1,978 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 22 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,824, 94 less than yesterday. A total of 569 patients are in intensive care units, 18 less than yesterday. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen by 0.06 points and stands at 276.88 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised 361,642 people (4.68% of its population) against this disease of which 186,428 (2.41%) have received two doses of the vaccines. In the last 24 hours, 31,343 people were vaccinated.

Wednesday 24 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 9,212 new infections including 3,809 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 15% fall from last Wednesday's data, when 10,829 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,170,644.

The lethality of the virus continues to rise and is currently 2.159 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 873 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 389 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 68,468. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 13,495 patients admitted throughout Spain (14,169 yesterday) and 3,241 in intensive care units (3,365 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,056 admissions and 1,776 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 10.67% and in intensive care units, 30.55%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 16 points since yesterday and stands at 218.67.

Spain immunised 12,878 people yesterday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,221,183 people (2.57% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 4.35% (2,063,495) have received a single dose. A total of 3,284,678 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 119,487 in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has increased for an eighth consecutive day, from 0.99 to 1.01 and the epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 101 others, increasing the epidemic by 1% every day. There have been 1,695 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 53 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,918, 55 less than yesterday. A total of 587 patients are in intensive care units, 6 less than yesterday. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has slowed its fall and stands at 276.82 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised 330,299 people (4.27% of its population) against this disease of which 184,842 (2.39%) have received two doses of the vaccines. In the last 24 hours, 9,031 people were vaccinated.

Tuesday 23 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 7,461 new infections including 3,184 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 26% fall from last Tuesday's data, when 10,057 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,161,432.

The lethality of the virus continues to rise and is currently 2.153 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 871 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 443 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 68,079. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 14,169 patients admitted throughout Spain (15,208 yesterday) and 3,365 in intensive care units (3,533 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,191 admissions and 1,994 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 11.27% and in intensive care units, 31.54%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 17 points since yesterday and stands at 235.

Spain immunised 11,244 people yesterday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,208,305 people (2.55% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 4.12% (1,956,886) have received a single dose. A total of 3,165,191 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 74,840 in the last 24 hours.

The coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) in Catalonia has increased for a seventh consecutive day, from 0.95 to 0.99. There have been 1,482 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 6 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,973, 56 less than yesterday. A total of 593 patients are in intensive care units, 5 more than yesterday. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 277.39 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised 321,268 people (4.16% of its population) against this disease of which 184,161 (2.38%) have received two doses of the vaccines. In the last 24 hours, 11,786 people were vaccinated.

Monday 22 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 20,849 new infections since the last press briefing on Friday and 1,614 in the last 24 hours. This represents a 31% fall from last Monday's data, when 30,251 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,153,971.

The lethality of the virus continues to rise and is currently 2.144 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 814 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 535 more deaths have been reported since last Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 67,636. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 15,208 patients admitted throughout Spain (16,314 on Friday) and 3,533 in intensive care units (3,739 on Friday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 863 admissions and 634 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 12.10% and in intensive care units, 33.02%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 42.53 points since last Friday and stands at 252.19.

Over the weekend, Spain immunised 26,035 people with their second vaccination against this disease, with 1,197,061 people (2.52% of the population) now having received their scheduled two doses. A total of 3,090,351 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered.

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 708 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 36 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 2,029, 58 more than yesterday. A total of 588 patients are in intensive care units, 5 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has increased for a sixth consecutive day, from 0.90 to 0.95. The epidemic is still in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 95 others, reducing the epidemic by 5% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 284.21 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised 309,482 people (4% of its population) against this disease of which 182,338 (2.36%) have received two doses of the vaccines. In the last 24 hours, 341 people were vaccinated.

Sunday 21 February 2021

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 1,416 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 59 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,991, 27 more than yesterday. A total of 593 patients are in intensive care units, 13 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has increased for a fifth consecutive day, from 0.88 to 0.90. The epidemic is still in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 90 others, reducing the epidemic by 10% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 293.46 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised 309,141 people (4% of its population) against this disease of which 182,134 (2.36%) have received two doses of the vaccines. In the last 24 hours, 778 people were vaccinated with their second dose.

Saturday 20 February 2021

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 2,081 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 3 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,944, 82 less than yesterday. A total of 606 patients are in intensive care units, 7 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has increased for a fourth consecutive day, from 0.86 to 0.88. The epidemic is still in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 88 others, reducing the epidemic by 12% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 304.38 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised a further 5,144 people against this disease, with 181,356 people (2.35% of its population) now having received two doses of the vaccines.

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 13 February 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 13 February 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 13 February 2021
Source: El Confidencial

Friday 19 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 11,435 new infections since yesterday and 3,986 in the last 24 hours. This represents a 22% fall from last Friday's data, when 14,581 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,133,122.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly rise and is currently 2.141 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,103 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 397 more deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 67,101. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The decline in new hospital and intensive care admissions continues. There are currently 16,314 patients admitted throughout Spain (17,259 yesterday) and 3,739 in intensive care units (3,822 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,240 admissions and 2,065 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall and currently stands at 12.83% and in intensive care units, 34.77%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 26 points since yesterday and stands at 294.72.

Yesterday, Spain immunised 26,470 people with their second vaccination against this disease, with 1,171,026 people (2.47% of the population) now having received their scheduled two doses. A total of 2,936,011 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered.

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 1,994 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 37 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,026, 91 less than yesterday. A total of 613 patients are in intensive care units, 3 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has increased for a third consecutive day, from 0.85 to 0.86. The epidemic is still in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 86 others, reducing the epidemic by 14% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 316.15 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised a further 815 people against this disease, with 176,212 people (2.28% of its population) now having received two doses of the vaccines.

Thursday 18 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 14,515 new infections since yesterday and 4,323 in the last 24 hours. This represents a 19% fall from last Thursday's data, when 17,853 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,121,687.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly rise and is currently 2.136 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,168 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 388 more deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 66,704. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The decline in new hospital and intensive care admissions continues. There are currently 17,259 patients admitted throughout Spain (18,322 yesterday) and 3,822 in intensive care units (3,909 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,344 admissions and 2,273 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall and currently stands at 13.53% and in intensive care units, 35.39%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 29 points since yesterday and stands at 320.81.

Yesterday, Spain immunised 47,634 people with their second vaccination against this disease, with 1,144,556 people (2.41% of the population) now having received their scheduled two doses. A total of 2,782,751 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered.

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 1,862 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 59 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,117, 64 less than yesterday. A total of 616 patients are in intensive care units, 4 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has increased for a second consecutive day, from 0.84 to 0.85. The epidemic is still in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 85 others, reducing the epidemic by 15% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 333 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised 2.27% of its population against this disease, with 175,397 people having received two doses of the vaccines.

Wednesday 17 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 10,829 new infections since yesterday and 4,691 in the last 24 hours. This represents a 40% fall from last Wednesday's data, when 18,114 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,107,172.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly rise and is currently 2.134 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,234 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 337 more deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 66,316. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The decline in new hospital and intensive care admissions continues. There are currently 18,322 patients admitted throughout Spain (19,595 yesterday) and 3,909 in intensive care units (4,053 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,421 admissions and 2,509 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall and currently stands at 14.34% and in intensive care units, 36.12%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 36 points since yesterday and stands at 349.81.

Spain has immunised more than one million people against this disease, with 1,119,180 people (2.36% of the population) having received two doses of the vaccines. A total of 2,690,457 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered.

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 1,851 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 51 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,182, 142 less than yesterday. A total of 612 patients are in intensive care units, 27 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.82 to 0.84. The epidemic is still in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 84 others, reducing the epidemic by 16% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 338.01 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has immunised 2.2% of its population against this disease, with 172,687 people having received two doses of the vaccines.

Tuesday 16 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 10,057 new infections since yesterday and 3,857 in the last 24 hours. This represents a 39% fall from last Tuesday's data, when 16,402 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,096,343.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly rise and is currently 2.131 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,290 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 530 more deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 65,979. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The decline in new hospital and intensive care admissions continues. There are currently 19,595 patients admitted throughout Spain (21,030 yesterday) and 4,053 in intensive care units (4,128 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,529 admissions and 2,714 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall and currently stands at 15.35% and in intensive care units, 37.39%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 31 points since yesterday and stands at 385.65.

Spain has immunised more than one million people against this disease, with 1,096,922 people (2.3% of the population) having received two doses of the vaccines. A total of 2,624,512 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered.

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 1,565 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 47 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,323, 36 less than yesterday. A total of 639 patients are in intensive care units, 7 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.81 to 0.82. The epidemic is still in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 82 others, reducing the epidemic by 18% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 344.90 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Monday 15 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 30,251 new infections since the last press briefing on Friday and 1,876 in the last 24 hours. This represents a 36% fall from last Monday's data, when 47,095 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,086,286.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly rise and is currently 2.121 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,230 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 702 more deaths have been reported since last Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 65,449. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 21,030 patients admitted throughout Spain (22,311 on Friday) and 4,128 in intensive care units (4,350 on Friday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,073 admissions and 968 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 16.47% and in intensive care units, 37.95%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 179 points since last Friday and stands at 416.91.

Spain has administered 2,561,608 doses of coronavirus vaccines, with 1,070,091 people already having received their second dose.

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 719 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 38 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 2,359, 69 more than yesterday. A total of 632 patients are in intensive care units, 6 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.81 for a fourth day. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 81 others, reducing the epidemic by 19% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 361.94 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Sunday 14 February 2021

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 1,338 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 43 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 2,290, 68 more than yesterday. A total of 638 patients are in intensive care units, 13 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.81 for a third day. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 81 others, reducing the epidemic by 19% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 384.13 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Saturday 13 February 2021

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 2,258 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 55 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,222, 167 less than yesterday. A total of 651 patients are in intensive care units, 15 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.81 for a second day. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 81 others, reducing the epidemic by 19% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 406.56 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Friday 12 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 14,581 new infections since yesterday and 5,566 in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,056,035.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly rise and is currently 2.119 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,679 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 530 more deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 64,747. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The decline in new hospital and intensive care admissions continues. There are currently 22,311 patients admitted throughout Spain (23,500 yesterday) and 4,350 in intensive care units (4,432 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,715 admissions and 2,819 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall slowly and currently stands at 17.36% and in intensive care units, 39.78%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 44 points since yesterday and stands at 596.01.

Spain has immunised more than one million people against this disease, with 1,000,485 people (2.1% of the population) having received two doses of the vaccines. A total of 2,423,045 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered.

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 5 February 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 5 February 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 5 February 2021
Source: El Confidencial

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 1,983 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 58 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,389, 68 less than yesterday. A total of 666 patients are in intensive care units, 5 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has reduced from 0.82 to 0.81. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 81 others, reducing the epidemic by 19% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 446.35 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Thursday 11 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 17,853 new infections since yesterday and 7,181 in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,041,454.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly rise and is currently 2.111 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,689 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 513 more deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 64,217. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The decline in new hospital and intensive care admissions continues. There are currently 23,500 patients admitted throughout Spain (24,821 yesterday) and 4,432 in intensive care units (4,548 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,841 admissions and 3,016 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall slowly and currently stands at 18.27% and in intensive care units, 40.51%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 44 points since yesterday and stands at 540.30.

Spain has administered 2,320,507 doses of coronavirus vaccines, with 943,278 people already having received their second dose.

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 2,200 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 114 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,457, 9 less than yesterday. A total of 671 patients are in intensive care units, 3 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has reduced from 0.83 to 0.82. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 82 others, reducing the epidemic by 18% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 452.33 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Wednesday 10 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 18,114 new infections since yesterday and 8,298 in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,023,601.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly rise and is currently 2.107 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,748 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 643 more deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 63,704. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The decline in new hospital and intensive care admissions continues. There are currently 24,821 patients admitted throughout Spain (26,101 yesterday) and 4,548 in intensive care units (4,594 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 2,120 admissions and 3,175 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall slowly and currently stands at 19.28% and in intensive care units, 41.57%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 46 points since yesterday and stands at 584.15.

Spain has administered 2,233,249 doses of coronavirus vaccines, with 889,683 people already having received their second dose.

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to decline in Catalonia, with less hospital pressure. There have been 2,154 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 21 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,466, 62 less than yesterday. A total of 668 patients are in intensive care units, 20 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has reduced from 0.84 to 0.83. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 83 others, reducing the epidemic by 17% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 458 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Tuesday 9 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 16,402 new infections since yesterday and 7,162 in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,005,487.

The lethality of the virus has increased after falling continuously since the start of the epidemic and is currently 2.098 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,698 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 766 more deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 63,061. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The decline in new hospital and intensive care admissions continues. There are currently 26,101 patients admitted throughout Spain (27,739 yesterday) and 4,594 in intensive care units (4,732 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 2,218 admissions and 3,495 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall slowly and currently stands at 20.41% and in intensive care units, 42.28%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 37 points since yesterday and stands at 630.

Spain has administered 2,167,241 doses of coronavirus vaccines, with 838,778 people already having received their second dose.

In Catalonia, 1,850 new infections have been registered in the last 24 hours and 89 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,528, 107 less than yesterday. A total of 688 patients are in intensive care units, 6 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has reduced from 0.86 to 0.84. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 84 others, reducing the epidemic by 16% every day. The incidence of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands at 466 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Monday 8 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 47,095 new infections since the last press briefing on Friday and 3,218 in the last 24 hours. This represents a 41% fall from last Monday's data, when 79,686 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 2,989,085.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly fall and is currently 2.084 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,580 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 909 more deaths have been reported since last Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 62,295. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Spanish hospitals and health centres suffer the consequences of the increase in virus infections. There are currently 27,739 patients admitted throughout Spain (28,586 on Friday) and 4,732 in intensive care units (4,795 on Friday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 1,676 admissions and 1,150 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall slowly and currently stands at 21.56% and in intensive care units, 43.16%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 83 points since last Friday and stands at 667.33.

Spain has administered 2,105,033 doses of coronavirus vaccines, with 786,407 people already having received their second dose.

In Catalonia, 1,249 new infections have been registered in the last 24 hours and 53 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 2,635, 69 more than yesterday. A total of 694 patients are in intensive care units, 10 more than yesterday and the first increase after four consecutive days of decline. The reproduction rate (or R0) has reduced from 0.89 to 0.86. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 86 others, reducing the epidemic by 14% every day. The incidence of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands today at 484 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Catalonia has slightly reduced the current restrictive anticovid measures for the next 14 days with a change from municipal to regional confinement and a small expansion in the hours of the hospitality sector. Bars and restaurants will be able to open from 07.30 to 10.30 and from 13.00 to 16.30.

Sunday 7 February 2021

In Catalonia, the third wave of the epidemic continues to decline, with 1,381 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 46 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 2,566, 49 more than yesterday. This is what usually happens on weekends, where there are admissions for emergencies but no patients discharged. A total of 684 patients are in intensive care units, 18 less than yesterday and the fourth consecutive day of reduction in this third wave. The reproduction rate (or R0) has reduced from 0.91 to 0.89, its lowest point since 27 November. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 89 others, reducing the epidemic by 11% every day. The incidence of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands today at 431 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Saturday 6 February 2021

In Catalonia, the third wave of the epidemic continues to decline, with 2,913 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 98 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,527, 125 less than yesterday. A total of 702 patients are in intensive care units, 29 less than yesterday and the third consecutive day of reduction in this third wave. The reproduction rate (or R0) has reduced from 0.92 to 0.91. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 91 others, reducing the epidemic by 9% every day. The incidence of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands today at 457 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

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 30 January 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 30 January 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 30 January 2021
Source: El Confidencial

Friday 5 February 2021

The decline of the third wave of the Coronavirus in Spain continues. The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 28,565 new infections today compared to the 29,960 infected reported yesterday, with 11,073 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 2,941,990.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly fall and is currently 2.086 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,951 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 585 more deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 61,386. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

There are currently 28,586 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain (29,276 yesterday) and 4,795 in intensive care units (4,823 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 2,683 admissions and 3,344 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has improved for the third consecutive day and stands at 22.21% and in intensive care units, 43.86%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has continued its downward trend and stands at 750.77.

Spain has administered 1,988,160 doses of coronavirus vaccines, with 686,909 people having received the complete vaccination course.

In Catalonia, the third wave of the epidemic continues to decline, with 2,984 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 96 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,642, 108 less than yesterday. A total of 718 patients are in intensive care units, 6 less than yesterday and the second consecutive day of reduction in this third wave. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.92 for a fifth day. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 92 others, reducing the epidemic by 8% every day. The incidence of the coronavirus in 14 days has continued its rapid fall and stands today at 478 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Thursday 4 February 2021

The third wave of the Coronavirus in Spain is on the decline. The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 29,960 new infections today compared to the 31,596 infected reported yesterday, with 11,388 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 2,913,425.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.087 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,883 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 432 more deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 60,802. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

There are currently 29,276 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain (30,256 yesterday) and 4,823 in intensive care units (4,836 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 2,628 admissions and 3,442 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has improved for the second consecutive day and stands at 22.78% and in intensive care units, 44.36%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has continued its downward trend and stands at 783.25.

Spain has administered 1,865,342 doses of coronavirus vaccines, with 586,122 people having received the complete vaccination schedule.

In Catalonia, the decline in the third wave of the epidemic continues very slowly, where new infections registered in the last 24 hours total 3,287 with 86 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,750, 56 less than yesterday. A total of 724 patients are in intensive care units, 7 less than yesterday and the first reduction of the third wave. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.92 for a fourth day. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 92 others, reducing the epidemic by 8% every day. The incidence of the coronavirus in 14 days has dropped significantly to 564.58 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Wednesday 3 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 31,596 new infections today with 12,544 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 2,883,465.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.094 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,911 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 565 more deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 60,370. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

There are currently 30,256 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain (30,118 yesterday) and 4,836 in intensive care units (4,853 on Monday). In the last 24 hours there have been 2,941 admissions and 3,613 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has improved slightly and currently stands at 23.55% and in intensive care units, 44.44%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 31 points since yesterday and stands at 815.82.

Spain has administered 1,764,778 doses of coronavirus vaccines, with 498,978 people having received their second dose.

The decline in the third wave of the epidemic continues very slowly in Catalonia, where infections have fallen to 2,416 new cases in the last 24 hours, but deaths have increased to 112. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,806, 100 less than yesterday. A total of 731 patients are in intensive care units, the same number as yesterday and the highest figure in this third wave. The maximum ICU peak of the second wave was 594 patients reported on November 10. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.92 for a third day. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 92 others, reducing the epidemic by 8% every day.

Tuesday 2 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 29,064 new infections today with 10,757 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 2,851,869.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.097 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,776 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 724 more deaths have been reported since yesterday, setting a new record for deaths in one day since last April. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 59,805. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

There are currently 31,118 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain (32,023 yesterday) and 4,853 in intensive care units (4,894 on Monday). In the last 24 hours there have been 2,910 admissions and 3,705 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain currently stands at 24.18% and in intensive care units, 44.58%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), has fallen 47 points since last Tuesday and stands at 846.84.

Spain has administered 1,673,054 doses of coronavirus vaccines, with 418,519 people already having received their second dose.

The improvement in epidemiological indicators in Catalonia continues and the slow decrease in the numbers of hospitalized patients and in intensive care units is confirmed. Catalonia has registered 2,572 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 73 deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,906, 71 less than yesterday. A total of 731 patients are in intensive care units, one more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.92 for a second day. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 92 others, reducing the epidemic by 8% every day.

Monday 1 February 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 79,686 new infections since the last press briefing on Friday and 5,026 in the last 24 hours. This represents an improvement on last Monday's data, when 93,822 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 2,822,805.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.09 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 1,534 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 762 more deaths have been reported since last Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 59,081. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Spanish hospitals and health centres suffer the consequences of the increase in virus infections. There are currently 32,023 patients admitted throughout Spain (30,804 on Friday) and 4,894 in intensive care units (4,723 on Friday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 2,485 admissions and 1,400 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen slowly and currently stands at 24.96% and in intensive care units, 45.30%.

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 25 January 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 25 January 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 25 January 2021
Source: El Confidencial

Catalonia has registered 2,371 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 85 deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 2,977, 104 more than yesterday. A total of 730 patients are in intensive care units, the same number as yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.93 to 0.92. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 92 others, reducing the epidemic by 8% every day.



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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