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

Monday 31 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 9,732 new infections since Friday, including 965 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,678,390.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 124.34 to 121.75.

There have been 48 new deaths since Friday, and 70 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,953. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Spain has low excess mortality this week, according to the European Mortality Monitoring Project.

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.174.

There has been an increase since Friday in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and a reduction in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 4,858 patients admitted throughout Spain, 45 more, with 1,347 in intensive care units, a reduction of 79. There have been 387 admissions and 172 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 3.86% to 3.91%, and fallen in intensive care units, from 14.71% to 13.98%.

A total of 17,606,352 people (37.12% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 277,026 since Friday. This includes 9,221,285 (19.44% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.94 to 0.95. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 95 others, reducing the growth by 5% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 110.41 to 109.68 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 407 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 757 hospitalised patients, 25 more than yesterday. A total of 256 patients remain in intensive care units, a number unchanged from yesterday.

A total of 2,862,703 people (37.07% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 4,061 more than yesterday. This includes 1,362,852 (17.65% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Sunday 30 May 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.95 to 0.94. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 94 others, reducing the growth by 6% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 112.74 to 110.41 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 954 new infections and 6 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 732 hospitalised patients, 18 more than yesterday. A total of 256 patients are in intensive care units, 6 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,858,642 people (37.02% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 12,133 more than yesterday. This includes 1,341,140 (17.37% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Saturday 29 May 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.96 to 0.95. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 95 others, reducing the growth by 5% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 113.66 to 112.74 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 900 new infections and 7 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 714 hospitalised patients, 62 less than yesterday. A total of 261 patients are in intensive care units, 9 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,846,509 people (36.86% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 26,835 more than yesterday. This includes 1,310,709 (16.97% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Friday 28 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 5,482 new infections since yesterday, including 2,517 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,668,658.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 125.02 to 124.34.

There have been 17 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 128. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,905. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.178.

There have been decreases since yesterday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 4,813 patients admitted throughout Spain, 128 less, with 1,426 in intensive care units, a reduction of 42. There have been 485 admissions and 575 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 3.96% to 3.86%, and in intensive care units, from 15.12% to 14.71%.

A total of 17,329,326 people (36.54% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 198,826 in the last 24 hours. This includes 8,804,363 (18.56% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.96 for a second day. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 96 others, reducing the growth by 4% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 120.31 to 113.66 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 837 new infections and 10 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 776 hospitalised patients, 4 less than yesterday. A total of 270 patients are in intensive care units, 2 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,819,674 people (36.51% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 37,193 more than yesterday. This includes 1,249,020 (16.17% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Thursday 27 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 5,290 new infections since yesterday, including 2,510 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,663,176.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 126.30 to 125.02.

There have been 44 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 144. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,888. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.181. These trends are shown in the graph below.

There have been decreases since yesterday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 4,941 patients admitted throughout Spain, 159 less, with 1,468 in intensive care units, a reduction of 21. There have been 550 admissions and 684 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 4.09% to 3.96%, and in intensive care units, from 15.34% to 15.12%.

A total of 17,130,500 people (36.12% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 283,869 in the last 24 hours. This includes 8,614,678 (18.16% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen for an eighth consecutive day, from 0.94 to 0.96. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 96 others, reducing the growth by 4% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 121.39 to 120.31 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 980 new infections and 4 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 780 hospitalised patients, 32 less than yesterday. A total of 272 patients are in intensive care units, 14 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,782,481 people (36.03% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 31,974 more than yesterday. This includes 1,224,408 (15.86% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Wednesday 26 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 5,007 new infections since yesterday, including 2,579 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,657,886.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 128.12 to 126.30.

There have been 54 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 144. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,855. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.183.

There have been decreases since yesterday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 5,100 patients admitted throughout Spain, 312 less, with 1,489 in intensive care units, a reduction of 63. There have been 512 admissions and 728 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 4.34% to 4.09%, and in intensive care units, from 15.97% to 15.34%.

A total of 16,846,631 people (35.52% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 221,143 in the last 24 hours. This includes 8,434,233 (17.78% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen for a seventh consecutive day, from 0.91 to 0.94. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 94 others, reducing the growth by 6% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 123.68 to 121.39 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 743 new infections and 14 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 812 hospitalised patients, 52 less than yesterday. A total of 286 patients are in intensive care units, 15 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,750,507 people (35.62% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 34,327 more than yesterday. This includes 1,206,557 (15.62% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Tuesday 25 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 5,359 new infections since yesterday, including 2,100 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,652,879.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 129.41 to 128.12.

There have been 90 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 141. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,801. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.185.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.86 to 0.91. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 91 others, reducing the growth by 9% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 129.55 to 123.68 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 464 new infections and 5 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 864 hospitalised patients, 6 less than yesterday. A total of 301 patients are in intensive care units, 5 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,716,180 people (35.17% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 4,529 more than yesterday. This includes 1,173,978 (15.20% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Monday 24 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 11,067 new infections since Friday, including 1,107 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,647,520.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 135.77 to 129.41.

There have been 91 new deaths since Friday. The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 95. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,711. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.185.

There have been decreases since Friday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 5,614 patients admitted throughout Spain, 103 less, with 1,627 in intensive care units, a reduction of 28. There have been 399 admissions and 252 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 4.57% to 4.51%, and in intensive care units, from 16.87% to 16.71%.

A total of 16,403,408 people (34.58% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 306,356 since Friday. This includes 8,130,648 (17.14% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.81 to 0.86. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 86 others, reducing the growth by 14% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 136.61 to 129.55 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 262 new infections and 2 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 870 hospitalised patients, 13 more than yesterday. A total of 306 patients are in intensive care units, 9 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,711,651 people (35.11% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 4,691 more than yesterday. This includes 1,168,000 (15.13% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Sunday 23 May 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.78 to 0.81. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 81 others, reducing the growth by 19% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 144.37 to 136.61 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 806 new infections and 2 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 857 hospitalised patients, 19 more than yesterday. A total of 315 patients are in intensive care units, 15 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,706,960 people (35.05% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 15,468 more than yesterday. This includes 1,159,121 (15.01% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Saturday 22 May 2021

The chart below shows the daily change in new cases for Spain and the 7 day moving average. The date represents the onset of symptoms or, failing that, the date of diagnosis minus 6 days. It is updated for 15 May 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 15 May 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 15 May 2021
Source: El Confidencial

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.76 to 0.78. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 78 others, reducing the growth by 22% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 153.38 to 144.37 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,831 new infections and 16 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 838 hospitalised patients, 53 less than yesterday. A total of 330 patients are in intensive care units, 14 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,691,492 people (34.85% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 38,398 more than yesterday. This includes 1,147,116 (14.85% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Friday 21 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 4,792 new infections, including 2,504 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,636,453.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 139.89 to 135.77.

There have been 19 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the lowest number since August 2020. The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 146. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,620. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.189.

There have been decreases since yesterday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 5,717 patients admitted throughout Spain, 233 less, with 1,655 in intensive care units, a reduction of 35. There have been 553 admissions and 754 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 4.75% to 4.57%, and in intensive care units, from 17.27% to 16.87%.

A total of 16,097,052 people (33.94% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 291,255 in the last 24 hours. This includes 7,865,313 (16.58% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.75 to 0.76. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 76 others, reducing the growth by 24% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 163.56 to 153.38 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,083 new infections and 3 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 891 hospitalised patients, 43 less than yesterday. A total of 344 patients are in intensive care units, 25 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,653,094 people (34.36% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 55,722 more than yesterday. This includes 1,106,978 (14.34% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Thursday 20 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 5,733 new infections, including 2,816 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,631,661.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 144.56 to 139.89.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 173. There have been 33 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the lowest number since August 2020. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,601. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.192.

There have been decreases since yesterday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 5,950 patients admitted throughout Spain, 317 less, with 1,690 in intensive care units, a reduction of 50. There have been 567 admissions and 831 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 5.00% to 4.75%, and in intensive care units, from 17.70% to 17.27%.

A total of 15,805,797 people (33.32% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 301,015 in the last 24 hours. This includes 7,697,288 (16.23% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 0.74 to 0.75. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 75 others, reducing the growth by 25% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 166.61 to 163.56 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,185 new infections and 12 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 934 hospitalised patients, 65 less than yesterday. A total of 369 patients are in intensive care units, 5 more than yesterday.

A total of 2,597,372 people (33.64% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 112,785 more than yesterday. This includes 1,097,109 (14.21% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Wednesday 19 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 6,080 new infections, including 2,264 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,625,928.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 147.54 to 144.56.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 186. There have been 66 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,568. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.194.

There have been decreases since yesterday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 6,267 patients admitted throughout Spain, 301 less, with 1,740 in intensive care units, a reduction of 34. There have been 610 admissions and 856 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 5.24% to 5.00%, and in intensive care units, from 18.03% to 17.70%.

A total of 15,504,782 people (32.69% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 240,865 in the last 24 hours. This includes 7,469,173 (15.75% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.75 to 0.74. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 74 others, reducing the growth by 26% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 169.82 to 166.61 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,058 new infections and 4 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 999 hospitalised patients, 69 less than yesterday. A total of 364 patients are in intensive care units, 26 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,484,587 people (32.87% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 54,063 more than yesterday. This includes 1,088,545 (14.10% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Tuesday 18 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 3,988 new infections, including 2,264 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,619,848.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 151.82 to 147.54.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 186. There have been 70 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,502. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.196.

There have been decreases since yesterday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 6,568 patients admitted throughout Spain, 355 less, with 1,774 in intensive care units, a reduction of 62. There have been 621 admissions and 944 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 5.54% to 5.24%, and in intensive care units, from 18.88% to 18.03%.

A total of 15,263,917 people (32.18% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 137,545 in the last 24 hours. This includes 7,323,426 (15.44% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.77 to 0.75. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 75 others, reducing the growth by 25% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 180.02 to 169.82 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 646 new infections and 14 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,068 hospitalised patients, 77 less than yesterday. A total of 390 patients are in intensive care units, 9 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,484,587 people (32.17% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 27,834 more than yesterday. This includes 1,077,311 (13.95% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Monday 17 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 11,061 new infections since Friday, including 1,170 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,615,860.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 162.03 to 151.82.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 171. There have been 93 new deaths since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,432. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.197.

There have been decreases since Friday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 6,923 patients admitted throughout Spain, 165 less, with 1,836 in intensive care units, a reduction of 63. There have been 494 admissions and 293 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 5.65% to 5.54%, and in intensive care units, from 19.17% to 18.66%.

A total of 15,099,372 people (31.83% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 392,348 since Friday. This includes 7,213,716 (15.21% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.80 to 0.77. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 77 others, reducing the growth by 23% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 191.92 to 180.02 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 482 new infections and 11 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,145 hospitalised patients, 30 more than yesterday. A total of 399 patients are in intensive care units, 4 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,456,753 people (31.81% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 14,579 more than yesterday. This includes 1,073,912 (13.91% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Sunday 16 May 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.82 to 0.80. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 80 others, reducing the growth by 20% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 203.35 to 191.92 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,030 new infections and 7 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,115 hospitalised patients, 33 more than yesterday. A total of 403 patients are in intensive care units, 4 more than yesterday.

A total of 2,442,174 people (31.63% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 26,093 more than yesterday. This includes 1,073,952 (13.91% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Saturday 15 May 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.84 to 0.82. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 82 others, reducing the growth by 18% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 215.93 to 203.35 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,030 new infections and 1 more death registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,082 hospitalised patients, 57 less than yesterday. A total of 399 patients are in intensive care units, the same number as yesterday.

A total of 2,416,081 people (31.29% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 56,414 more than yesterday. This includes 1,071,833 (13.88% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Friday 14 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 6,347 new infections since yesterday, including 3,084 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,604,799.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 166.32 to 162.03.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 246. There have been 58 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,339. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.201.

There have been decreases since yesterday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 7,088 patients admitted throughout Spain, 287 less, with 1,899 in intensive care units, a reduction of 32. There have been 702 admissions and 916 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 5.87% to 5.65%, and in intensive care units, from 19.50% to 19.17%.

A total of 14,707,024 people (30.27% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 351,240 in the last 24 hours. This includes 6,976,683 (14.71% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.84 for a second day. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 84 others, reducing the growth by 16% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 227.66 to 215.93 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,222 new infections and 6 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,139 hospitalised patients, 88 less than yesterday. A total of 399 patients are in intensive care units, 11 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,359,667 people (31.01% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 59,466 more than yesterday. This includes 1,048,356 (13.58% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Thursday 13 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 5,701 new infections since yesterday, including 2,739 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,598,452.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 173.78 to 166.32.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 256. There have been 73 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,281. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.203.

There have been decreases since yesterday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 7,375 patients admitted throughout Spain, 321 less, with 1,931 in intensive care units, a reduction of 60. There have been 706 admissions and 998 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 6.13% to 5.87%, and in intensive care units, from 20.11% to 19.50%.

A total of 14,355,784 people (30.27% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 284,947 in the last 24 hours. This includes 6,716,156 (14.16% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.85 to 0.84. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 84 others, reducing the growth by 16% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 231.74 to 227.66 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,269 new infections and 18 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,227 hospitalised patients, 54 less than yesterday. A total of 410 patients are in intensive care units, 13 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,300,201 people (29.79% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 57,689 more than yesterday. This includes 1,023,047 (13.25% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Wednesday 12 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 6,418 new infections since yesterday, including 3,210 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,592,751.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 180.69 to 173.78.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 261. There have been 108 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,208. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.205.

There have been decreases since yesterday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 7,696 patients admitted throughout Spain, 410 less, with 1,991 in intensive care units, a reduction of 47. There have been 715 admissions and 1,048 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 6.47% to 6.13%, and in intensive care units, from 20.48% to 20.11%.

A total of 14,120,837 people (29.77% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 285,623 in the last 24 hours. This includes 6,502,978 (13.71% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.85 for a second day. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 85 others, reducing the growth by 15% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 236.65 to 231.74 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,215 new infections and 6 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,281 hospitalised patients, 73 less than yesterday. A total of 423 patients are in intensive care units, 18 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,242,512 people (29.04% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 49,325 more than yesterday. This includes 1,005,487 (13.02% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Tuesday 11 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 4,941 new infections since yesterday, including 2,768 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,586,333.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 188.97 to 180.69.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 251. There have been 205 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 79,100. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.206.

There have been decreases since yesterday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 8,106 patients admitted throughout Spain, 425 less, with 2,038 in intensive care units, a reduction of 96. There have been 789 admissions and 1,180 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 6.81% to 6.47%, and in intensive care units, from 21.43% to 20.48%.

A total of 13,835,214 people (29.17% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 226,066 in the last 24 hours. This includes 6,327,447 (13.34% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.86 to 0.85. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 85 others, reducing the growth by 15% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 244.39 to 236.65 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 832 new infections and 33 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,354 hospitalised patients, 43 less than yesterday. A total of 441 patients are in intensive care units, 1 more than yesterday.

A total of 2,193,187 people (28.40% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 37,671 more than yesterday. This includes 993,251 (12.86% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Monday 10 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 13,984 new infections since Friday, including 1,349 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,581,392.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 198.60 to 188.97.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 194. There have been 103 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 78,895. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today remains stable at 2.203.

There have been decreases since Friday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 8,531 patients admitted throughout Spain, 74 less, with 2,134 in intensive care units, a reduction of 49. There have been 612 admissions and 348 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 6.85% to 6.81%, and in intensive care units, from 21.85% to 21.43%.

A total of 13,609,148 people (28.69% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 517,467 since Friday. This includes 6,221,476 (13.12% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.88 to 0.86. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 86 others, reducing the growth by 14% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 252.20 to 244.39 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 622 new infections and 5 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,397 hospitalised patients, 27 more than yesterday. A total of 441 patients are in intensive care units, 2 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,155,516 people (27.91% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 14,107 more than yesterday. This includes 990,784 (12.83% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Sunday 9 May 2021

The chart below shows the daily change in new cases for Spain and the 7 day moving average. The date represents the onset of symptoms or, failing that, the date of diagnosis minus 6 days. It is updated for 1 May 2021, based on data from the Carlos III Health Institute.

Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 1 May 2021
Daily change and 7 day moving average for new coronavirus cases in Spain, 1 May 2021
Source: El Confidencial

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.90 to 0.88. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 88 others, reducing the growth by 12% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 258.99 to 252.20 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,462 new infections and 9 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,370 hospitalised patients, 11 more than yesterday. A total of 443 patients are in intensive care units, 5 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,141,409 people (27.73% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 23,530 more than yesterday. This includes 990,501 (12.83% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Saturday 8 May 2021

The national state of emergency in Spain expires at midnight tonight, and with it, the curfew and the perimeter closure of the region.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.91 to 0.90. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 90 others, reducing the growth by 10% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 266.38 to 258.99 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,108 new infections and 20 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,359 hospitalised patients, 73 less than yesterday. A total of 448 patients are in intensive care units, 20 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,117,879 people (27.43% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 56,135 more than yesterday. This includes 988,722 (12.80% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Friday 7 May 2021

The national state of emergency in Spain expires on Sunday, May 9, but the autonomous regions may continue to maintain restrictions on mobility, capacity and opening hours.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 8,186 new infections since yesterday, including 3,933 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,567,408.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 202.20 to 198.60.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 251. There have been 66 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 78,792. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today remains stable at 2.209.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 8,605 patients admitted throughout Spain, 295 less than yesterday, with 2,183 in intensive care units, a reduction of 29 in the last 24 hours. There have been 905 admissions and 1,039 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.07% to 6.85%, and in intensive care units, from 22.10% to 21.85%.

A total of 13,091,681 people (27.60% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 298,928 in the last 24 hours. This includes 5,956,451 (12.56% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.93 to 0.91. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 91 others, reducing the growth by 9% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 271.21 to 266.38 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,664 new infections and 17 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,432 hospitalised patients, 12 less than yesterday. A total of 468 patients are in intensive care units, 6 less than yesterday.

A total of 2,061,744 people (26.70% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 34,254 more than yesterday. This includes 954,316 (12.36% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Thursday 6 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 7,960 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 3,559,222.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 205.52 to 202.20.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 256. There have been 160 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 78,726. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today remains stable at 2.212.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 8,900 patients admitted throughout Spain, 232 less than yesterday, with 2,212 in intensive care units, a reduction of 19 in the last 24 hours. There have been 915 admissions and 1,143 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.26% to 7.07%, and in intensive care units, from 22.25% to 22.10%.

A total of 12,792,753 people (26.97% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 270,502 in the last 24 hours. This includes 5,696,827 (12.01% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.94 to 0.93. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 93 others, reducing the growth by 7% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 270.78 to 271.21 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,669 new infections and 20 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,444 hospitalised patients, 87 less than yesterday. A total of 474 patients are in intensive care units, 1 more than yesterday.

A total of 2,027,490 people (26.26% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 37,251 more than yesterday. This includes 904,782 (11.72% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Wednesday 5 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 6,317 new infections since yesterday, including 4,007 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,551,262.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 213.90 to 205.52.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 238. There have been 167 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 78,566. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.212.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 9,132 patients admitted throughout Spain, 460 less than yesterday, with 2,231 in intensive care units, a reduction of 61 in the last 24 hours. There have been 975 admissions and 1,319 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.66% to 7.26%, and in intensive care units, from 22.89% to 22.25%.

A total of 12,522,251 people (26.40% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 293,738 in the last 24 hours. This includes 5,394,315 (11.37% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 0.97 to 0.94. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 94 others, reducing the growth by 6% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 272.43 to 270.78 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,532 new infections and 1 more death registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,531 hospitalised patients, 41 less than yesterday. A total of 473 patients are in intensive care units, 6 less than yesterday.

A total of 1,990,239 people (25.77% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 42,324 more than yesterday. This includes 854,789 (11.07% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Tuesday 4 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 4,515 new infections since yesterday, including 2,431 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,544,945.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 223.75 to 213.90.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 210. There have been 106 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 78,399. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.212.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 9,592 patients admitted throughout Spain, 155 less than yesterday, with 2,292 in intensive care units, a reduction of 31 in the last 24 hours. There have been 879 admissions and 980 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 7.78% to 7.66%, and in intensive care units, from 23.10% to 22.89%.

A total of 12,228,513 people (25.78% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 196,818 in the last 24 hours. This includes 5,202,297 (10.97% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is in recession. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 1.01 to 0.97. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 97 others, reducing the growth by 3% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 274.16 to 272.43 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,260 new infections and 20 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,572 hospitalised patients, 52 less than yesterday. A total of 479 patients are in intensive care units, unchanged from yesterday.

A total of 1,947,915 people (25.22% of the population) have now been vaccinated, 41,159 more than yesterday. This includes 825,394 (10.69% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Monday 3 May 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 16,353 new infections since Friday, including 1,812 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,540,430.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen, from 229.20 to 223.75.

The deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week total 187. There have been 77 new deaths since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 78,293. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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

After rapidly falling since the start of the pandemic, the lethality of the virus saw a steady rise from 8 February 2021, followed by a gradual decline from 26 March. The case fatality rate on 26 March was 2.304 deaths per 100 patients and today stands at 2.211.

There have been increases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 9,747 patients admitted throughout Spain, 79 more than Friday, with 2,323 in intensive care units, 15 more than Friday. There have been 817 admissions and 466 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 7.69% to 7.78%, and in intensive care units, from 22.92% to 23.10%.

A total of 12,031,695 people (25.37% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 356,866 more than Friday. This includes 5,098,903 (10.75% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus regrowth phase continues to weaken. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 1.03 to 1.01. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 101 others, increasing the epidemic by 1% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 277.07 to 274.16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,417 new infections and 6 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,624 hospitalised patients, 35 more than yesterday. A total of 479 patients are in intensive care units, unchanged from yesterday.

A total of 1,906,756 people (24.69% of the population) have now been vaccinated, 11,996 more than yesterday. This includes 823,133 (10.66% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Sunday 2 May 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic is still in a slow regrowth phase. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 1.04 to 1.03. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 103 others, increasing the epidemic by 3% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has fallen from 280.24 to 277.07 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 765 new infections and 21 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,590 hospitalised patients, 42 more than yesterday. A total of 479 patients are in intensive care units, 7 less than yesterday.

A total of 1,894,760 people (24.543% of the population) have now been vaccinated, 23,651 more than yesterday. This includes 823,033 (10.66% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Saturday 1 May 2021

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

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

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

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has risen from 279.53 to 280.24 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 1,768 new infections and 15 more deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,548 hospitalised patients, 37 less than yesterday. A total of 486 patients are in intensive care units, 3 less than yesterday.

A total of 1,871,109 people (24.23% of the population) have now been vaccinated, 55,877 more than yesterday. This includes 819,502 (10.61% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.



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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