Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Barcelona Coronavirus February 2022 - Daily Updates and Advice for Visiting Groups

Friday 25 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 27,527 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,977,524.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 648.87 to 613.15.

There have been 248 new deaths registered today, and 428 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 99,410. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has flattened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.906 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (7,248, 576 less) and those in intensive care units (1,053, 59 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 6.27% to 5.84%, and in intensive care units, from 11.95% to 11.38%.

A total of 39,180,916 people (83% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,425,973 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Thursday 24 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 35,892 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,949,997.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 676.65 to 648.87.

There have been 226 new deaths registered today, and 432 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 99,162. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has flattened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.906 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (7,824, 434 less) and those in intensive care units (1,112, 50 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 6.64% to 6.27%, and in intensive care units, from 12.52% to 11.95%.

A total of 39,158,856 people (83% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,401,260 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Wednesday 23 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 33,911 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,914,105.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 735.19 to 676.65.

There have been 301 new deaths registered today, and 449 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 98,936. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has flattened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.906 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (8,258, 601 less) and those in intensive care units (1,162, 23 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 7.13% to 6.64%, and in intensive care units, from 12.77% to 12.52%.

A total of 39,157,450 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,398,979 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Tuesday 22 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 22,914 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,880,194.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 786.05 to 735.19.

There have been 173 new deaths registered today, and 525 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 98,635. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has flattened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.907 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (8,859, 505 less) and those in intensive care units (1,185, 39 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 7.56% to 7.13%, and in intensive care units, from 13.20% to 12.77%.

A total of 39,155,208 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,395,425 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Monday 21 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 48,778 new infections since Friday. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,858,000.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 919.48 to 786.05.

There have been 464 new deaths registered today, and 490 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 98,462. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has flattened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.907 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (9,364, 378 less) and those in intensive care units (1,224, 60 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 7.84% to 7.56%, and in intensive care units, from 13.79% to 13.20%.

A total of 39,166,948 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,406,538 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Saturday 19 February 2022

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) increasing at 0.66. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 66 others, reducing the growth by 34% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 1,556.71 to 1,427.15 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 5,176 new infections and 48 deaths registered today, with decreases the number of hospitalised patients (1,812, 109 less) and those requiring intensive care (278, 10 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,477,189 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,243,277 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,187,880 (41%) who have received a third dose.

Friday 18 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 30,615 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,809,222.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 984.33 to 919.48.

There have been 288 new deaths registered today, and 664 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 97,998. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has flattened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.907 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (9,742, 509 less) and those in intensive care units (1,284, 67 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 8.25% to 7.84%, and in intensive care units, from 14.48% to 13.79%.

A total of 39,164,009 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,400,826 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) increasing at 0.65. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 65 others, reducing the growth by 35% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 1,736.56 to 1,556.71 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 6,044 new infections and 27 deaths registered today, with decreases the number of hospitalised patients (1,921, 101 less) and those requiring intensive care (288, 10 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,476,031 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,237,313 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,178,861 (41%) who have received a third dose.

Thursday 17 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 34,213 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,778,607.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 1,060.46 to 984.33.

There have been 360 new deaths registered today, and 653 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 97,710. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has flattened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.907 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (10,251, 647 less) and those in intensive care units (1,351, 21 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 8.77% to 8.25%, and in intensive care units, from 14.72% to 14.48%.

A total of 39,160,886 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,396,333 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) increasing at 0.64. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 64 others, reducing the growth by 36% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 1,973.83 to 1,736.56 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 13,940 new infections and 64 deaths registered today, with decreases the number of hospitalised patients (2,022 183 less) and those requiring intensive care (298, 26 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,475,221 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,231,784 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,172,595 (41%) who have received a third dose.

Wednesday 16 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 37,108 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,744,394.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 1,142.13 to 1,060.46.

There have been 444 new deaths registered today, and 679 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 96,350. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has flattened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.897 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (10,898, 540 less) and those in intensive care units (1,372, 87 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 9.21% to 8.77%, and in intensive care units, from 15.64% to 14.72%.

A total of 39,158,117 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,391,658 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) increasing at 0.64. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 64 others, reducing the growth by 36% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 1,973.83 to 1,854.41 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 7,005 new infections and 36 deaths registered today, with decreases the number of hospitalised patients (2,103 102 less) and those requiring intensive care (303, 21 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,474,554 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,226,635 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,166,645 (41%) who have received a third dose.

Tuesday 15 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 34,380 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,707,286.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 1,244.44 to 1,142.13.

There have been 310 new deaths registered today, and 625 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 96,906. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has flattened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.905 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (11,438, 732 less) and those in intensive care units (1,459, 24 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 9.80% to 9.21%, and in intensive care units, from 16.34% to 15.64%.

A total of 39,154,625 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,385,465 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) increasing at 0.63. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 63 others, reducing the growth by 37% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 2,152.18 to 1,973.83 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,892 new infections and 91 deaths registered today, with decreases the number of hospitalised patients (2,205 112 less) and those requiring intensive care (324, 10 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,473,826 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,221,640 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,159,466 (41%) who have received a third dose.

Monday 14 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 68,706 new infections since Friday. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,672,906.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 1,461.71 to 1,244.44.

There have been 601 new deaths registered today, and 596 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 96,596. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has softened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.905 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (12,170, 673 less) and those in intensive care units (1,525, 63 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 10.31% to 9.80%, and in intensive care units, from 16.94% to 16.34%.

A total of 39,152,646 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,382,155 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) increasing at 0.63. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 63 others, reducing the growth by 37% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 2,373.92 to 2,152.18 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,895 new infections and 2 deaths registered today, with the number of hospitalised patients increasing (2,317 39 more) and a decrease in those requiring intensive care (334, 3 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,473,203 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,218,121 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,153,510 (41%) who have received a third dose.

Sunday 13 February 2022

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) increasing at 0.62. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 62 others, reducing the growth by 38% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 2,634.41 to 2,373.92 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 3,412 new infections and one death registered today, with the number of hospitalised patients unchanged from yesterday (2,278) and a decrease in those requiring intensive care (337, 15 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,472,866 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,213,033 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,151,170 (41%) who have received a third dose.

Saturday 12 February 2022

Teenagers aged 12 to 17 travelling to Spain from outside the EU or the Schengen bloc can now enter with just a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours before arrival. Children under 12 years of age do not require a negative test or vaccination.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) increasing at 0.63. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 63 others, reducing the growth by 37% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 2,919.63 to 2,634.41 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 7,433 new infections and 50 deaths registered today, with decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,278, 225 less) and those requiring intensive care (352, 12 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,472,056 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,200,392 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,143,526 (41%) who have received a third dose.

Friday 11 February 2022

Teenagers aged 12 to 17 travelling to Spain from outside the EU or the Schengen bloc will be able to enter with just a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours before arrival. This measure will be in force from Saturday 12 February. Children under 12 years of age can enter without a negative test or vaccination.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 49,004 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,604,200.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 1,566.97 to 1,461.71.

There have been 389 new deaths registered today, and 747 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 95,995. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has softened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.905 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (12,843, 780 less) and those in intensive care units (1,588, 45 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 10.92% to 10.31%, and in intensive care units, from 17.41% to 16.94%.

A total of 39,147,002 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,372,822 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) remaining at 0.62. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 62 others, reducing the growth by 38% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 3,268.91 to 2,919.63 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,202 new infections and 46 deaths registered today, with decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,503, 88 less) and those requiring intensive care (364, 24 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,470,499 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,200,392 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,128,334 (41%) who have received a third dose.

Thursday 10 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 53,055 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,555,196.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 1,692.52 to 1,566.97.

There have been 393 new deaths registered today, and 775 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 95,606. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has softened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.906 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (13,623, 817 less) and those in intensive care units (1,633, 67 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 11.58% to 10.92%, and in intensive care units, from 18.12% to 17.41%.

A total of 39,143,499 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,366,565 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) remaining at 0.62. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 62 others, reducing the growth by 38% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 3,493.40 to 3,268.91 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 9,785 new infections and 35 deaths registered today, with decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,591, 56 less) and those requiring intensive care (388, 9 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,469,684 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,197,214 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,116,290 (40%) who have received a third dose.

Wednesday 9 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 62,839 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,502,141.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 1,893.35 to 1,692.52.

There have been 282 new deaths registered today, and 812 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 95,213. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has softened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.907 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (14,440, 766 less) and those in intensive care units (1,700, 68 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 12.20% to 11.58%, and in intensive care units, from 18.76% to 18.12%.

A total of 39,139,680 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,360,610 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) falling to at 0.62. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 62 others, reducing the growth by 38% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 3,708.40 to 3,493.40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 11,153 new infections and 196 deaths registered today, with a decrease in the number of hospitalised patients (2,647, 80 less) and a rise in those requiring intensive care (397, 1 more). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,469,001 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,194,918 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,105,419 (40%) who have received a third dose.

Tuesday 8 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 43,831 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,439,302.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 1,997.79 to 1,893.35.

There have been 361 new deaths registered today, and 762 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 94,931. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The downward trend of the cumulative case fatality rate has softened after 2 months of steep decline. It today stands at 0.909 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (15,206, 785 less) and those in intensive care units (1,768, 70 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 12.83% to 12.20%, and in intensive care units, from 19.56% to 18.76%.

A total of 39,135,835 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,351,440 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) remaining at 0.63. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 63 others, reducing the growth by 37% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 4,011.54 to 3,708.40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 15,177 new infections and no deaths registered today, with a decrease in the number of hospitalised patients (2,727, 89 less) and a rise in those requiring intensive care (396, 2 more). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,468,199 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,193,383 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,095,556 (40%) who have received a third dose.

Monday 7 February 2022

In Spain, masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors from Thursday, except at mass events in which the person is standing or cannot maintain an inter-personal distance of 1.5 metres when seated.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 120,818 new infections today, the first update since Friday. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,395,471

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 2,299.44 to 1,997.79.

There have been 335 new deaths registered today, and 655 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 94,570. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The cumulative case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 0.91 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (15,991, 335 less) and those in intensive care units (1,838, 42 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 13.08% to 12.83%, and in intensive care units, from 19.96% to 19.56%.

A total of 39,130,517 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,327,784 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) decreasing from 0.65 to 0.63. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 63 others, reducing the growth by 37% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 4,356.09 to 4,011.54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 3,467 new infections and no deaths registered today, with an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (2,816, 69 more) and a fall in those requiring intensive care (394, 6 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,467,479 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,192,450 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,086,416 (40%) who have received a third dose.

Sunday 6 February 2022

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) decreasing from 0.67 to 0.65. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 65 others, reducing the growth by 35% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 6 February 2022
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 6 February 2022

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 4,708.30 to 4,356.09 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 5,866 new infections and no deaths registered today, with an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (2,747, 40 more) and a fall in those requiring intensive care (400, 10 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,467,200 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,191,927 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,082,602 (40%) who have received a third dose.

Saturday 5 February 2022

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) decreasing from 0.69 to 0.67. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 67 others, reducing the growth by 33% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 5,055.11 to 4,708.30 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 12,969 new infections and 11 deaths registered today, with decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,707, 132 less) those requiring intensive care (410, 15 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,466,595 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,191,193 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,077,081 (40%) who have received a third dose.

Friday 4 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 74,937 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,274,653.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 2,420,63 to 2,299.44.

There have been 195 new deaths registered today, and 833 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 94,235. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The cumulative case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 0.917 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (16,326, 686 less) and those in intensive care units (1,880, 67 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 13.59% to 13.08%, and in intensive care units, from 20.63% to 19.96%.

A total of 39,123,342 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,316,906 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) decreasing from 0.72 to 0.69. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 69 others, reducing the growth by 31% every day. This is amongst the slowest growth of the entire epidemic.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 4 February 2022
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 4 February 2022

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 5,395.90 to 5,055.11 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 14,358 new infections and 58 deaths registered today, with a decrease in the number of hospitalised patients (2,839, 68 less) and those requiring intensive care unchanged from yesterday (425). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,464,884 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,188,958 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,060,776 (40%) who have received a third dose.

Thursday 3 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 74,368 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,199,716.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 2,564.27 to 2,420.63.

There have been 183 new deaths registered today, and 809 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 94,040. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The cumulative case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 0.922 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (17,012, 429 less) and those in intensive care units (1,947, 63 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 13.96% to 13.59%, and in intensive care units, from 21.34% to 20.63%.

A total of 39,119,923 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,312,156 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) decreasing from 0.75 to 0.72. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 72 others, reducing the growth by 28% every day. This is the slowest growth since June 2020.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 5,549.29 to 5,395.90 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 18,087 new infections and 65 deaths registered today, with decreases in the number of hospitalised patients (2,907, 39 less) and those requiring intensive care (425, 27 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,463,943 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,187,737 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,051,078 (40%) who have received a third dose.

Wednesday 2 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 86,222 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,125,348.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 2,694.44 to 2,564.27.

There have been 224 new deaths registered today, and 799 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 93,857. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The cumulative case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 0.927 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (17,441, 646 less) and those in intensive care units (2,010, 44 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 14.52% to 13.96%, and in intensive care units, from 21.71% to 21.34%.

A total of 39,115,096 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,305,091 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) decreasing from 0.79 to 0.75, the slowest growth for 6 months. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 5,679.78 to 5,549.29 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 19,852 new infections and 49 deaths registered today, with decreases in the number of hospitalised patients (2,946, 64 less) and those requiring intensive care (452, one less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 2 February 2022
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 2 February 2022

A total of 6,462,995 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,186,143 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,038,854 (39%) who have received a third dose.

Tuesday 1 February 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 77,873 new infections today. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 10,039,126.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 2,879.95 to 2,694.44.

There have been 408 new deaths registered today, and 762 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 93,633. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The cumulative case fatality rate has a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 0.933 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections. This figure is nearly 10 times higher than influenza but is misleading because it captures the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic, before widespread testing, effective therapeutics and mass vaccination.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (18,087, 648 less) and those in intensive care units (2,054, 53 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 15.05% to 14.52%, and in intensive care units, from 22.28% to 21.71%.

A total of 39,110,250 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,295,449 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the epidemic is in regression with the speed of growth (RT) decreasing from 0.87 to 0.79, the slowest growth for 5 months. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 5,794.14 to 5,679.78 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 28,534 new infections and 108 deaths registered today, with decreases in the number of hospitalised patients (3,010, 32 less) and those requiring intensive care (453, 10 less). The count of covid hospital admissions does not include those admitted for other reasons and who later test positive.

A total of 6,462,039 (84% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,184,470 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 3,028,177 (39%) who have received a third dose.



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Teenagers aged 12 to 17 travelling to Spain from outside the EU or the Schengen bloc can enter with just a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours before arrival. Children under 12 years of age do not require a negative test or vaccination.

All adult arrivals to Spain from the UK must present proof of vaccination. At least 14 days must have passed since being fully vaccinated before arrival in Spain. Your date(s) of vaccination must be specified and your final dose must have been administered within 270 days prior to travel. If you completed your vaccination more than 270 days prior to travel, you must show proof of having received a booster jab (December 9, 2022).

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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