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

Wednesday 31 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 8,534 new infections since yesterday including 4,234 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,284,353.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has increased, from 146.94 to 152.25.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 257. There have been 154 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 75,459. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus has seen a steady rise since 8 February 2021. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today is 2.298. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

There has been an increase of 18 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 8,083 patients admitted throughout Spain (8,065 yesterday) and 1,831 in intensive care units (1,844 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 1,001 admissions and 984 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain currently stands at 6.50% and in intensive care units, 18.44%.

Spain has fully immunised 77,008 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,721,084 people (5.74% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 10.74% (5,092,535) have received a single dose. A total of 8,035,160 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 298,549 (0.63% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the epidemic has been regrowing for 13 days. The coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.17 to 1.19, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 119 others, increasing the epidemic by 19% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen for an eleventh consecutive day, from 221.18 to 225.10 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,871 new infections and 22 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,498 hospitalised patients, 24 more than yesterday. A total of 411 patients are in intensive care units, the same number as yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 54,883 people with their first, and fully immunised 6,894 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 424,101 people (5.49% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 11.15% (861,212) have received a single dose.

Tuesday 30 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 4,994 new infections since yesterday including 3,325 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,275,819.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has been adjusted downwards, from 149.26 to 146.94.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 265. There have been 106 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 75,305. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus has seen a steady rise since 8 February 2021. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today remains at 2.299. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

There has been a decrease of 11 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 8,065 patients admitted throughout Spain (8,076 yesterday) and 1,844 in intensive care units (1,861 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 1,027 admissions and 957 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain currently stands at 6.51% and in intensive care units, 18.52%.

Spain has fully immunised 39,867 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,644,076 people (5.57% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 10.74% (5,092,535) have received a single dose. A total of 7,736,611 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 165,172 (0.35% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

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

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

In Catalonia, the epidemic has been regrowing for 12 days. The coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.13 to 1.17, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 117 others, increasing the epidemic by 17% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen for a tenth consecutive day, from 215.26 to 221.18 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,415 new infections and 14 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. The number of current hospital admissions has remained at 1,474, the same number as yesterday. A total of 411 patients are in intensive care units, 8 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 24,257 people with their first, and fully immunised 2,201 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 417,207 people (5.40% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 10.44% (806,329) have received a single dose.

Monday 29 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 15,501 new infections since Friday including 1,564 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,270,825.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has ended its downward trend, rising for a sixth consecutive day, from 138.63 to 149.26.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 222. There have been 189 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 75,199. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus has seen a steady rise since 8 February 2021. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.299. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

After a period of declining hospital pressure, there has been an increase of 397 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 8,076 patients admitted throughout Spain (7,679 on Friday) and 1,861 in intensive care units (1,830 on Friday). In the last 24 hours there have been 680 admissions and 328 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen and currently stands at 6.52% and in intensive care units, 18.76%.

Spain has fully immunised 98,367 people since Friday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,604,209 people (5.49% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 10.47% (4,967,230) have received a single dose. A total of 7,571,439 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 504,068 (1.06% of the population) vaccinated since Friday.

In Catalonia, the epidemic has been regrowing for 11 days. The coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.11 to 1.13, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 113 others, increasing the epidemic by 13% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen for a ninth consecutive day, from 211.17 to 215.26 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 751 new infections and 14 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,474, 89 more than yesterday. A total of 403 patients are in intensive care units, 7 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 7,125 people with their first, and fully immunised 95 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 415,006 people (5.37% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 10.13% (782,072) have received a single dose.

Sunday 28 March 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen for a second consecutive day, from 1.10 to 1.11. The epidemic has reentered a growth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 111 others, increasing the epidemic by 11% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 206.45 to 211.17 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,493 new infections and 11 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,385, 67 more than yesterday. A total of 396 patients are in intensive care units, 2 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 16,667 people with their first, and fully immunised 1,554 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 414,911 people (5.37% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 10.04% (774,947) have received a single dose.

Saturday 27 March 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.09 to 1.10. The epidemic has reentered a growth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 110 others, increasing the epidemic by 10% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 200.09 to 206.45 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,884 new infections registered in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths has increased by 31 since the last report on Thursday. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,318, 68 less than yesterday. A total of 394 patients are in intensive care units, 6 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 33,502 people with their first, and fully immunised 13,907 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 413,357 people (5.35% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 9.82% (758,280) have received a single dose.

Friday 26 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 7,586 new infections since yesterday including 3,731 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,255,324.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has ended its downward trend, rising for a fifth consecutive day, from 134.08 to 138.63.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 265. There have been 590 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 75,010. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus has gradually risen since 8 February 2021. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.304. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

There has been a decrease of 119 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 7,679 patients admitted throughout Spain (7,798 yesterday) and 1,830 in intensive care units (1,853 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 890 admissions and 933 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen slightly and currently stands at 6.09% and in intensive care units, 18.40%.

Spain has fully immunised 113,640 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,505,842 people (5.53% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 9.62% (4,561,529) have received a single dose. A total of 7,067,371 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 227,635 (0.48% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 1.09 for a second day. The epidemic has reentered a growth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 109 others, increasing the epidemic by 9% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 196.12 to 200.09 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,787 new infections registered in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths has not been reported today. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,386, 8 more than yesterday. A total of 400 patients are in intensive care units, 20 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 34,977 people with their first, and fully immunised 18,542 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 399,450 people (5.17% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 9.39% (724,778) have received a single dose.

Thursday 25 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 6,393 new infections since yesterday including 3,573 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This is a slight increase on last Thursday's data, when 6,216 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,247,738.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has ended its downward trend, rising for a fourth consecutive day, from 132.22 to 134.08.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 285. There have been 356 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 74,420. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The lethality of the virus has shown a slow upward trend. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.291. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

There has been a decrease of 8 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 7,798 patients admitted throughout Spain (7,806 yesterday) and 1,853 in intensive care units (1,855 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 871 admissions and 858 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen slightly and currently stands at 6.23% and in intensive care units, 18.62%.

Spain has fully immunised 115,969 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,392,202 people (5.04% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 9.38% (4,447,534) have received a single dose. A total of 6,839,736 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 219,643 (0.46% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.08 to 1.09. The epidemic has reentered a growth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 109 others, increasing the epidemic by 9% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 193.97 to 196.12 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,889 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 16 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,378, 15 less than yesterday. A total of 420 patients are in intensive care units, 2 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 22,538 people with their first, and fully immunised 22,384 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 380,908 people (4.93% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.97% (692,801) have received a single dose.

Catalonia's vaccination record is close to the European Union average of 13 per 100 people, compared to 55.96 in Israel, 45.2 in the UK and 37.2 in the US.

Catalonia has decided to maintain the current restrictions and not relax them for Easter. All measures are extended until April 9.

Wednesday 24 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 7,026 new infections since yesterday including 3,835 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,241,345.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has ended its downward trend, rising for a third consecutive day, from 129.55 to 132.22.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 309. There have been 320 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 74,064. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The lethality of the virus has shown a slow upward trend. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.285. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

There has been a decrease of 120 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 7,806 patients admitted throughout Spain (7,926 yesterday) and 1,855 in intensive care units (1,880 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 820 admissions and 917 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen slightly and currently stands at 6.24% and in intensive care units, 18.64%.

Spain has fully immunised 119,635 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,276,233 people (4.80% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 9.16% (4,343,860) have received a single dose. A total of 6,620,093 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 210,897 (0.44% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 1.08 for a second day. The epidemic has reentered a growth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 108 others, increasing the epidemic by 8% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 193.23 to 193.97 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,789 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 17 new deaths. This is the highest number of new infections reported since 25 February. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,393, 9 less than yesterday. A total of 418 patients are in intensive care units, 2 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 4,198 people with their first, and fully immunised 11,203 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 358,524 people (4.64% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.68% (670,263) have received a single dose.

Tuesday 23 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 5,516 new infections since yesterday including 2,941 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This is a 11% increase from last Tuesday's data, when 4,962 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,234,319.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has ended its downward trend, rising for a second consecutive day, from 128.71 to 129.55.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 337. There have been 201 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 73,744. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The lethality of the virus has shown a slow upward trend. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.280. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

There has been a decrease of 84 in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 7,926 patients admitted throughout Spain (8,010 yesterday) and 1,880 in intensive care units (1,935 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 914 admissions and 879 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen slightly and currently stands at 6.34% and in intensive care units, 18.87%.

Spain has fully immunised 45,730 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,156,598 people (4.55% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 9% (4,252,598) have received a single dose. A total of 6,409,196 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 87,288 (0.18% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen for an ninth consecutive day, from 1.06 to 1.08. The epidemic has reentered a growth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 108 others, increasing the epidemic by 8% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 190.45 to 193.23 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,211 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 26 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,402, 29 less than yesterday. A total of 416 patients are in intensive care units, 5 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 2,077 people with their first, and fully immunised 2,409 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 347,321 people (4.50% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.63% (666,065) have received a single dose.

Monday 22 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 16,471 new infections since Thursday including 1,318 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,228,803.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has ended its downward trend, rising slightly from 128.17 to 128.71.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 301. There have been 633 new deaths since Thursday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 73,543. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The lethality of the virus has shown a slow upward trend. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.278. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

There has been an increase of 169 in coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 8,010 patients admitted throughout Spain (7,841 on Thursday) and 1,935 in intensive care units (1,950 on Thursday). In the last 24 hours there have been 612 admissions and 305 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen slightly after several weeks of steady falls and currently stands at 6.43% and in intensive care units, 19.54%.

Spain has fully immunised 224,055 people since Thursday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 2,110,868 people (4.45% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.88% (4,211,040) have received a single dose. A total of 6,321,908 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 328,545 (0.69% of the population) vaccinated since Thursday.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen for an eighth consecutive day, from 1.05 to 1.06. The epidemic has reentered a growth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 106 others, increasing the epidemic by 6% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen slightly from 190.14 to 190.45 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 601 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 20 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,431, 25 more than yesterday. A total of 411 patients are in intensive care units, 1 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has vaccinated 10 people with their first, and fully immunised 178 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 344,912 people (4.47% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.60% (663,988) have received a single dose.

Sunday 21 March 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen for a seventh consecutive day, from 1.04 to 1.05. The epidemic has reentered a growth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 105 others, increasing the epidemic by 5% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen slightly from 191.44 to 190.14 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,207 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 15 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,406, 52 more than yesterday. A total of 410 patients are in intensive care units, 3 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has immunised 415 people with their first vaccination and fully immunised 1,481 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 344,734 people (4.46% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.60% (663,978) have received a single dose.

Saturday 20 March 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen for a sixth consecutive day, from 1.01 to 1.04. The epidemic has reentered a growth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 104 others, increasing the epidemic by 4% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen slightly from 191.67 to 191.44 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,470 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 25 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,354, 73 less than yesterday. A total of 407 patients are in intensive care units, 1 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has immunised 3,927 people with their first vaccination and fully immunised 24,414 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 343,431 people (4.45% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.59% (663,563) have received a single dose.

Friday 19 March 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen for a fifth consecutive day, from 0.99 to 1.01. The epidemic has reentered a growth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 101 others, increasing the epidemic by 1% every day. After two days of small increases, the cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 193.60 to 191.67 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,447 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 1 new death. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,427, 18 more than yesterday. A total of 406 patients are in intensive care units, 17 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has immunised 3,049 people with their first, and fully immunised 29,382 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 319,017 people (4.13% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.54% (659,636) have received a single dose.

Thursday 18 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 6,216 new infections including 3,090 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This shows little change from last Thursday's data, when 6,255 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,212,332.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has ended its downward trend, rising slightly for the second consecutive day, from 127.91 to 128.17.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 410. There have been 117 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 72,910. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The lethality of the virus has shown a slow upward trend. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today remains at 2.270. The reasons for this trend are unclear.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 7,841 patients admitted throughout Spain (8,071 yesterday) and 1,950 in intensive care units (1,997 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 857 admissions and 993 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 6.27% and in intensive care units, 19.52%.

Spain has fully immunised 82,198 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,886,813 people (3.98% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.66% (4,106,550) have received a single dose. A total of 5,993,363 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 136,278 (0.029% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen for a fourth consecutive day, from 0.97 to 0.99. The epidemic is still in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 99 others, reducing the epidemic by 1% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen for a second consecutive day from 193.12 to 193.60 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,637 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 30 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,409, 30 less than yesterday. A total of 423 patients are in intensive care units, the same number as yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 36,139 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 3,069 people with their first. A total of 289,635 people (3.75% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.50% (656,587) have received a single dose.

Wednesday 17 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 6,092 new infections including 3,064 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 55% decrease from last Wednesday's data, when 13,459 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,206,116.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has ended its downward trend, rising slightly in the last 24 hours from 127.80 to 127.91.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 405. There have been 228 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 72,793. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The lethality of the virus has shown a slow upward trend. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today remains at 2.270. The reasons for this trend are unclear.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 8,071 patients admitted throughout Spain (8,348 yesterday) and 1,997 in intensive care units (2,037 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 826 admissions and 1,014 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 6.45% and in intensive care units, 19.93%.

Spain has fully immunised 76,078 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,804,615 people (3.80% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.54% (4,052,470) have received a single dose. A total of 5,857,085 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 114,867 (0.024% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen for a third consecutive day, from 0.95 to 0.97. The epidemic is still in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 97 others, reducing the epidemic by 3% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 193.06 to 193.12 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,544 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 12 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,439, 60 less than yesterday. A total of 423 patients are in intensive care units, 9 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 5,549 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 878 people with their first. A total of 253,496 people (3.28% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.46% (653,518) have received a single dose.

Tuesday 16 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 4,962 new infections including 2,716 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 24% increase from last Tuesday's data, when 4,013 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,200,024.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has continued its downward trend, falling 1 point in the last 24 hours from 128.97 to 127.80.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 357. There have been 141 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 72,565. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The lethality of the virus has shown a slow upward trend. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.270. The reasons for this trend are unclear.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 8,348 patients admitted throughout Spain (8,682 yesterday) and 2,037 in intensive care units (2,112 yesterday). In the last 24 hours there have been 844 admissions and 1,126 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 6.67% and in intensive care units, 20.24%.

Spain has fully immunised 79,986 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,728,537 people (3.64% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.46% (4,013,681) have received a single dose. A total of 5,742,218 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 97,323 (0.02% of the population) vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen for a second consecutive day, from 0.93 to 0.95. The epidemic is still in recession, 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 fallen by 1 point and stands at 193.06 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,038 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 12 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,499, 57 less than yesterday. A total of 432 patients are in intensive care units, 2 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 3,509 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 7,301 people with their first. A total of 247,947 people (3.21% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.45% (652,640) have received a single dose.

Monday 15 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 11,358 new infections including 1,122 diagnosed since Friday. This represents a 5% decrease from last Monday's data, when 11,958 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,195,062.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has continued its downward trend, falling 3 points since Friday from 130.51 to 128.97.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 336. There have been 166 new deaths since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 72,424. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The lethality of the virus has shown a slow upward trend. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.267. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

There has been an increase in hospital admissions, with 8,682 patients admitted throughout Spain (8,540 on Friday) but a fall in numbers from 2,264 to 2,112 in intensive care units. In the last 24 hours there have been 615 admissions and 374 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased slightly to 6.94% with a fall in intensive care units to 21.04%.

Spain has fully immunised 79,986 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,693,674 people (3.57% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.33% (3,951,221) have received a single dose. A total of 5,644,895 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, with 292,128 vaccinations since Friday.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has risen to 0.93 after six days of stability. The epidemic is still in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 93 others, reducing the epidemic by 7% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen by 5 points and stands at 194.30 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 613 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 18 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,556, 72 more than yesterday. A total of 430 patients are in intensive care units, 5 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 207 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 257 people with their first. A total of 244,438 people (3.17% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.36% (645,339) have received a single dose.

Sunday 14 March 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.92 for a sixth day. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 92 others, reducing the epidemic by 8% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen by 5 points and stands at 199.13 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,068 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 15 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,482, 56 more than yesterday. A total of 425 patients are in intensive care units, 6 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 1,982 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 3,477 people with their first. A total of 244,231 people (3.16% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.35% (645,082) have received a single dose.

Saturday 13 March 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.92 for a fifth day. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 92 others, reducing the epidemic by 8% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen by 6 points and stands at 204.04 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,351 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 18 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,426, 44 less than yesterday. A total of 431 patients are in intensive care units, 34 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 13,441 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 12,656 people with their first. A total of 242,249 people (3.14% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.31% (641,605) have received a single dose.

Friday 12 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 5,348 new infections including 2,803 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 20% decrease from last Friday's data, when 6,654 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,183,704.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has continued its downward trend, falling 2 points since yesterday from 132.25 to 130.51.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 483. There have been 173 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 72,258. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The lethality of the virus has maintained its slow upward trend today. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.270. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 8,540 patients admitted throughout Spain (8,759 yesterday) and 2,186 in intensive care units (2,264 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 795 admissions and 971 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 6.81% and in intensive care units, 21.64%.

Spain has fully immunised 79,986 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,583,244 people (3.34% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 7.95% (3,769,523) have received a single dose. A total of 5,352,767 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 180,661 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 6 March 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 6 March 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 6 March 2021
Source: El Confidencial

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.92 for a fourth day. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 92 others, reducing the epidemic by 8% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen by 8 points and stands at 209.75 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,452 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 26 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,470, 33 less than yesterday. A total of 465 patients are in intensive care units, 6 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 8,473 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 13,788 people with their first. A total of 228,808 people (2.96% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 8.14% (628,949) have received a single dose.

Thursday 11 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 6,255 new infections including 2,874 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 4% increase from last Thursday's data, when 6,037 new infections were recorded. This is the second consecutive day in which there has been increase on last week's case data. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic falls to 3,178,356, a downward adjustment from yesterday's 3,178,442.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has continued its downward trend, falling 7 points since yesterday from 139.57 to 132.25.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 495. There have been 166 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 72,085. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The lethality of the virus has returned to its upward trend today. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.268. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 8,759 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,116 yesterday) and 2,264 in intensive care units (2,320 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 785 admissions and 1,083 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 6.99% and in intensive care units, 22.40%.

Spain has fully immunised 55,420 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,503,258 people (3.17% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 7.74% (3,668,848) have received a single dose. A total of 5,172,106 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 182,601 in the last 24 hours.

With the epidemic in recession, Catalonia will lift its district confinement from next Monday, March 15. Non-essential shops of more than 800 square metres will also reopen, weekends included. The perimeter confinement will have remained in force for 135 days, from 31 October 2020.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.92 for a third day. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 92 others, reducing the epidemic by 8% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen by 0.14 points and stands at 217.52 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,617 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 26 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,503, 49 less than yesterday. A total of 471 patients are in intensive care units, 10 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 6,328 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 19,392 people with their first. A total of 220,335 people (2.85% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 7.97% (615,161) have received a single dose.

Wednesday 10 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 13,459 new infections including 2,210 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 119% increase from last Wednesday's data, when 6,137 new infections were recorded. The increase in cases defies recent trends, and appears partially related to Catalonia failing to notify its data yesterday. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,178,442.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), after a long downward trend, has increased slightly from 139.08 to 139.57.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 518. There have been 234 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 71,961. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The lethality of the virus has fallen slightly today. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.264. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 9,116 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,381 yesterday) and 2,320 in intensive care units (2,358 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 858 admissions and 1,054 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 7.28% and in intensive care units, 22.89%.

Spain has fully immunised 35,602 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,447,838 people (3.05% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 7.47% (3,541,667) have received a single dose. A total of 4,989,505 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 140,857 in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus 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. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen 2 points and stands at 217.66 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,449 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 28 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,552, 33 less than yesterday. A total of 481 patients are in intensive care units, 21 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 5,106 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 14,690 people with their first. A total of 214,007 people (2.77% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 7.72% (595,769) have received a single dose.

Tuesday 9 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 4,013 new infections including 2,289 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 11% fall from last Tuesday's data, when 4,517 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,164,983. This data excludes Catalonia which has been unable to report today.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), continues its downward trend, falling 3 points since yesterday and standing at 139.08.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 543. There have been 291 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 71,727. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus has risen daily since 8 February. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.266. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 9,381 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,761 yesterday) and 2,358 in intensive care units (2,471 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 853 admissions and 1,152 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 7.54% and in intensive care units, 23.24%.

Spain has fully immunised 29,147 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,412,236 people (2.98% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 7.25% (3,436,412) have received a single dose. A total of 4,848,648 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 192,207 in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen by one point, 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. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen 4 points and stands at 219.46 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 997 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 26 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,585, 55 less than yesterday. A total of 502 patients are in intensive care units, 5 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 3,970 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 9,960 people with their first. A total of 208,901 people (2.71% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 7.52% (581,079) have received a single dose.

Monday 8 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 11,958 new infections including 1,161 diagnosed since the last press briefing on Friday. This represents a 25% fall from last Monday's data, when 15,978 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,160,970.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), continues its downward trend, falling 7 points since Friday and standing at 142.24.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 431. There have been 298 new deaths since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 71,436. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus has risen daily since 8 February. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.260. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 9,761 patients admitted throughout Spain (9,896 on Friday) and 2,471 in intensive care units (2,571 on Friday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 676 admissions and 351 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 7.81% and in intensive care units, 24.27%.

Spain has fully immunised 29,147 people since Friday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,371,632 people (2.89% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 6.93% (3,284,809) have received a single dose. A total of 4,656,441 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 184,864 since Friday.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.93 for a third day. The epidemic is still in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 93 others, reducing the epidemic by 7% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen 9 points and stands at 223.23 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 596 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 26 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,640, 46 more than yesterday. A total of 497 patients are in intensive care units, 8 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 347 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 1,157 people with their first. A total of 204,931 people (2.65% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 7.40% (571,119) have received a single dose.

Sunday 7 March 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.93 for a second day. The epidemic is still in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 93 others, reducing the epidemic by 7% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen 6 points and stands at 232.07 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,060 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 12 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,594, 64 more than yesterday. A total of 505 patients are in intensive care units, 10 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 2,038 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 4,851 people with their first. A total of 204,584 people (2.65% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 7.38% (569,962) have received a single dose.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has increased from 0.92 to 0.93. The epidemic is still in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 93 others, reducing the epidemic by 7% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen 8 points and stands at 238.44 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,490 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 28 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,530, 75 less than yesterday. A total of 515 patients are in intensive care units, 7 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 6,909 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 23,686 people with their first. A total of 202,546 people (2.62% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 7.32% (565,111) have received a single dose.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 6,654 new infections including 2,921 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 20% fall from last Friday's data, when 8,341 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,149,012.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 633. There have been 637 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 71,138. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus has risen daily since 8 February. The case fatality rate on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.259. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 9,896 patients admitted throughout Spain (10,200 yesterday) and 2,571 in intensive care units (2,615 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 908 admissions and 1,134 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 7.88% and in intensive care units, 25.14%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), continues its downward trend, falling 4 points since yesterday and standing at 149.23.

Spain has fully immunised 21,911 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,342,485 people (2.83% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 6.60% (3,129,092) have received a single dose. A total of 4,471,577 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 242,485 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 28 February 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 28 February 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 28 February 2021
Source: El Confidencial

In Catalonia, the coronavirus 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. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen 5 points and stands at 246.11 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,581 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 29 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,605, 32 less than yesterday. A total of 522 patients are in intensive care units, 18 more than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 2,311 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 27,376 people with their first. A total of 195,637 people (2.53% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 7.01% (541,425) have received a single dose.

Thursday 4 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 6,037 new infections including 2,676 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 37% fall from last Thursday's data, when 9,568 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,142,358.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 681. There have been 254 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 70,501. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

After falling continuously since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus has risen daily since 8 February. The lethality on 8 February was 2.084 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.244. The reasons for this upward trend are unclear.

Pressure on Spanish hospitals has declined. There are currently 10,200 patients admitted throughout Spain (10,788 yesterday) and 2,615 in intensive care units (2,709 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 899 admissions and 1,280 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 8.11% and in intensive care units, 25.44%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), continues its downward trend, falling 6 points since yesterday and standing at 153.28.

Spain has fully immunised 21,911 people in the last 24 hours with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,308,913 people (2.76% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 6.16% (2,920,179) have received a single dose. A total of 4,229,092 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 169,772 in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus 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. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen slightly and stands at 250.98 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,659 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 21 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,637, 27 less than yesterday. A total of 504 patients are in intensive care units, 16 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 1,428 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 31,315 people with their first. A total of 193,326 people (2.50% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 6.66% (514,049) have received a single dose.

Wednesday 3 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 6,137 new infections including 3,021 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 33% fall from last Wednesday's data, when 9,212 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,136,321.

The lethality of the virus has risen continously since 8 February and is currently 2.240 deaths per 100 patients. 722 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 446 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 70,247. 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 10,788 patients admitted throughout Spain (11,247 yesterday) and 2,709 in intensive care units (2,796 yesterday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 952 admissions and 1,326 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 8.57% and in intensive care units, 26.26%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), continues its downward trend, falling 9 points since yesterday and standing at 159.57.

Spain has fully immunised 20,302 people since yesterday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,287,002 people (2.71% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 5.84% (2,772,318) have received a single dose. A total of 4,059,320 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 150,586 in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has decreased for a fifth consecutive day, from 0.94 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. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen by 1 point since yesterday and stands at 250.58 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,559 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 44 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,664, 33 less than yesterday. A total of 520 patients are in intensive care units, 5 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has fully immunised 825 people with their second vaccination against this disease and immunised 15,399 people with their first. A total of 191,898 people (2.48% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 6.25% (482,834) have received a single dose.

Tuesday 2 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 4,517 new infections including 2,662 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 39% fall from last Tuesday's data, when 7,461 new infections were recorded. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic falls to 3,130,184. The total data is lower than yesterday's (3,204,531, a difference of 74,347), since Catalonia 'has eliminated duplicate cases'.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly rise and is currently 2.230 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic increased today by the error from Catalonia. 686 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 192 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 69,801. 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 11,247 patients admitted throughout Spain (11,754 on Monday) and 2,796 in intensive care units (2,923 on Monday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 909 admissions and 1,313 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 8.94% and in intensive care units, 26.99%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), continues its downward trend, falling 7 points since yesterday and standing at 168.44.

Spain has immunised 4,852 people since yesterday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,266,700 people (2.67% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 5.57% (2,642,034) have received a single dose. A total of 3,908,734 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 79,269 in the last 24 hours.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has decreased for a fourth consecutive day, from 0.96 to 0.94. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 94 others, reducing the epidemic by 6% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen by 3 points since yesterday and stands at 251.51 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,375 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 22 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 1,697, 81 less than yesterday. A total of 525 patients are in intensive care units, 8 less than yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has immunised 6,769 people with their first, and fully immunised 564 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 191,073 people (2.47% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 6.05% (467,435) have received a single dose.

Catalonia has eliminated duplicate cases that had been registered when updating the computer system with an identification code different from the one originally assigned. After the correction, Catalonia has gone from having 582,073 cases (Monday) to 503,209 today.

Monday 1 March 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 15,978 new infections including 1,159 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This represents a 47% 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 3,204,531.

The lethality of the virus continues to slowly rise and is currently 2.172 deaths per 100 patients, a statistic that includes the very high death rate at the start of the pandemic. 665 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 467 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 69,609. 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 11,754 patients admitted throughout Spain (12,207 on Friday) and 2,923 in intensive care units (3,021 on Friday), although in the last 24 hours there have been 764 admissions and 5701 discharges. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has continued to fall on a daily basis and currently stands at 9.36% and in intensive care units, 28.09%. The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), continues its downward trend, falling 18 points since Friday and standing at 175.63.

Spain has immunised 18,065 people since Friday with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 1,261,848 people (2.66% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 5.41% (2,567,617) have received a single dose. A total of 3,829,465 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, 223,830 since Friday.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus reproduction rate (or R0) has decreased for a third consecutive day, from 1.00 to 0.96. The epidemic is in regression, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 96 others, reducing the epidemic by 4% every day. The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen by 6 points since yesterday and stands at 254.98 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 738 new infections registered in the last 24 hours and 37 more deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 1,778, 50 more than yesterday. A total of 533 patients are in intensive care units, a number unchanged from yesterday.

In the last 24 hours Catalonia has immunised 748 people with their first, and fully immunised 27 people with their second vaccination against this disease. A total of 190,509 people (2.47% of the population) have received their scheduled two doses, while 5.97% (460,666) have received a single dose.



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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