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Barcelona Coronavirus November 2020 - Daily Updates and Advice for Visiting Groups

Monday 30 November 2020

The Ministry of Health has registered 19,979 new infections since the last press briefing on Friday and 1,959 in the last 24 hours. The Ministry has not provided coronavirus diagnostic data during the weekend since 4 July. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,648,187.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.73 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 943 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 401 more deaths have been reported since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 45,069. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 561 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 36 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions rises to 1,752, 60 more than yesterday. A total of 458 patients are in intensive care units, 3 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen slightly to 0.78. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 78 others, which reduces the epidemic by 22% every day.

Sunday 29 November 2020

Catalonia has registered 1,108 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 33 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions rises to 1,692, 37 more than yesterday. A total of 461 patients are in intensive care units, 7 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen slightly to 0.77. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 77 others, which reduces the epidemic by 23% every day.

Saturday 28 November 2020

Catalonia has registered 1,436 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 61 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 1,655, 93 less than yesterday. A total of 468 patients are in intensive care units, 4 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen slightly to 0.76. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 76 others, which reduces the epidemic by 24% every day.

There are a number of reasons for daily discrepancies in data for new infections for Spain. The chart below shows the daily change in new cases for Spain, including those tests that take more than a day to become known. It is updated for 27 November 2020, based on various sources that are tracking and aggregating coronavirus data.

Daily change in new coronavirus cases for Spain - November 27 2020
Source: Google, based on Wikipedia and other authoritative sources

Friday 27 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 10,853 new infections today, a decrease of 1,436 from yesterday when 12,289 were confirmed. In last 24 hours, 5,008 new infections have been diagnosed, compared to 5,073 yesterday. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,628,208.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.74 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,177 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 294 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 44,668. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 1,652 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 79 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 1,748, 85 less than yesterday. A total of 472 patients are in intensive care units, 12 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.77. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 77 others, which reduces the epidemic by 23% every day.

Thursday 26 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 12,289 new infections today, an increase from yesterday when 10,222 were confirmed. In last 24 hours, 5,073 new infections have been diagnosed, compared to 5,400 yesterday. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,617,355.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.74 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,220 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 337 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 44,374. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 1,582 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 3 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 1,833, 118 less than yesterday. A total of 484 patients are in intensive care units, 15 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen slightly to 0.77. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 77 others, which reduces the epidemic by 23% every day.

Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 10,222 new infections today, maintaining a general decline in numbers. In last 24 hours, 5,400 new infections have been diagnosed. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,605,066.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.74 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,204 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 369 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 44,037. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 1,704 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 30 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 1,951, 166 less than yesterday. A total of 499 patients are in intensive care units, 10 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.78. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 78 others, which reduces the epidemic by 22% every day.

Tuesday 24 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 12,228 new infections today. In last 24 hours, 4,584 new infections have been diagnosed. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,594,844.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.74 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,232 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 537 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 43,668. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 1,281 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 82 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 2,117, 99 less than yesterday. A total of 509 patients are in intensive care units, 5 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.78. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 78 others, which reduces the epidemic by 22% every day.

Monday 23 November 2020

The Ministry of Health has registered 25,886 new infections since the last press briefing on Friday and 2,344 in the last 24 hours. The Ministry has not provided coronavirus diagnostic data during the weekend since 4 July. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,582,616.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.73 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,067 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 512 more deaths have been reported since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 43,131. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 754 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 51 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 2,117, 32 more than yesterday. A total of 514 patients are in intensive care units, unchanged from yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen slightly to 0.78. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 78 others, which reduces the epidemic by 22% every day.

With improved virus transmission data in Catalonia, bars, restaurants, cultural and sporting facilities can now reopen. However, the night curfew between 22.00 and 06.00 hours and weekend municipality confinement remain in force.

Sunday 22 November 2020

Catalonia has registered 1,204 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 58 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 2,085, 25 more than yesterday. A total of 514 patients are in intensive care units, 13 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen slightly to 0.77. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 77 others, which reduces the epidemic by 23% every day.

Saturday 21 November 2020

Catalonia has registered 1,828 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 44 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 2,060, 134 less than yesterday. A total of 527 patients are in intensive care units, 12 less than yesterday. It is the fifth consecutive day with a drop in hospitalisations and the fourth in terms of ICUs. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.76. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 76 others, which reduces the epidemic by 24% every day.

Friday 20 November 2020

The second wave of the coronavirus in Spain is subsiding. The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 15,156 new infections today, 1,077 less than yesterday. There have been 6,021 new infections diagnosed in last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,556,730.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.73 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. There have been 1,341 deaths from coronavirus registered in the last week. 328 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 42,619. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 2,172 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 71 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 2,194, 106 less than yesterday. A total of 539 patients are in intensive care units, 14 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.76. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 76 others, which reduces the epidemic by 24% every day.

There are a number of reasons for daily discrepancies in data for new infections for Spain. The chart below shows the daily change in new cases for Spain, including those tests that take more than a day to become known. It is updated for 20 November 2020, based on various sources that are tracking and aggregating coronavirus data.

Daily change in new coronavirus cases for Spain - November 20 2020
Source: Google, based on Wikipedia and other authoritative sources

Thursday 19 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 16,233 new infections today, and 6,915 in last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,541,574.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.74 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,313 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 252 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 42,291. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 2,501 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 50 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 2,300, 102 less than yesterday. A total of 553 patients are in intensive care units, 21 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.76. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 76 others, which reduces the epidemic by 24% every day.

Wednesday 18 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 15,318 new infections today, and 7,090 in last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,525,341.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.76 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,346 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 351 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 42,039. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 2,124 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 68 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 2,402, 83 less than yesterday. A total of 574 patients are in intensive care units, 22 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.76. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 76 others, which reduces the epidemic by 24% every day.

There are a number of reasons for daily discrepancies in data for new infections for Spain. The chart below shows the daily change in new cases for Spain, including those tests that take more than a day to become known. It is updated for 18 November 2020, based on various sources that are tracking and aggregating coronavirus data.

Daily change in new coronavirus cases for Spain - November 18 2020
Source: Google, based on Wikipedia and other authoritative sources

Tuesday 17 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 13,159 new infections today, the lowest figure since October 14, when 11,970 were recorded. In last 24 hours, 5,897 new infections have been diagnosed. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,510,023.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.76 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,247 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 435 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 41,688. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 2,015 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 68 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 2,485, 50 less than yesterday. A total of 596 patients are in intensive care units, 9 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) continues to decline and stands at at 0.76. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 76 others, which reduces the epidemic by 24% every day.

Monday 16 November 2020

The Ministry of Health has registered 38,273 new infections since the last press briefing on Friday and 3,321 in the last 24 hours. The Ministry has not provided coronavirus diagnostic data during the weekend since 4 July. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,496,864.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.75 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,082 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 484 more deaths have been reported since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 41,253. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 1,092 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 52 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions rises to 2,535, 11 more than yesterday. A total of 587 patients are in intensive care units, 7 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) continues to decline and stands at at 0.78. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 78 others, which reduces the epidemic by 22% every day.

Sunday 15 November 2020

Catalonia has registered 2,008 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 67 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions rises to 2,524, 58 more than yesterday. A total of 580 patients are in intensive care units, 3 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) continues to decline and stands at at 0.80. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 80 others, which reduces the epidemic by 20% every day.

Saturday 14 November 2020

Catalonia has registered 2,903 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 56 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 2,466, 160 less than yesterday. A total of 583 patients are in intensive care units, 2 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) continues to decline and stands at at 0.83. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 83 others, which reduces the epidemic by 17% every day.

There are a number of reasons for daily discrepancies in data for new infections for Spain. The chart below shows the daily change in new cases for Spain, including those tests that take more than a day to become known. It is updated for 13 November 2020, based on various sources that are tracking and aggregating coronavirus data.

Daily change in new coronavirus cases for Spain - November 13 2020
Source: Google, based on Wikipedia and other authoritative sources

Tracking the 7-day moving average for new daily confirmed cases and deaths per day of COVID-19 in Spain updated for 3 November:

Tracking the 7-day moving average for new daily confirmed cases and deaths per day of COVID-19 in Spain, 3 November 2020
Source: Ministry of Health for Spain and La Vanguardia

Friday 13 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 21,371 new infections today, of which 8,775 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,458,591.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.8 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,315 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 308 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 40,769. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 2,918 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 71 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 2,626, 61 less than yesterday. A total of 585 patients are in intensive care units, 2 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) continues to decline and stands at at 0.85. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 85 others, which reduces the epidemic by 15% every day.

Spain will require international travellers from up to 65 risk countries to have a negative PCR test in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain in order to enter the country. This measure is in addition to the health checks that are already being carried out on all international passengers at the points of entry, among which are temperature and visual controls.

Current restrictions in Catalonia have been extended for 15 more days, involving the closure of bars and restaurants, virtual classes in universities, a 22.00-06.00 nightly curfew, municipalities confined for the weekend and a ban on leaving Catalonia.

Thursday 12 November 2020

Spain will require international travellers from up to 65 risk countries to have a negative PCR test in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain in order to enter the country. This measure is in addition to the health checks that are already being carried out on all international passengers at the points of entry, among which are temperature and visual controls.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 19,511 new infections today, of which 7,759 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,437,220.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.8 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,295 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 356 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 40,461. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 3,775 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 141 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 2,687, 12 more than yesterday. A total of 583 patients are in intensive care units, 14 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) continues to decline and stands at at 0.87. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 87 others.

Wednesday 11 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 19,096 new infections today, of which 8,943 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,417,709.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.8 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,241 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 349 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 39,756. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 2,997 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 5 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 2,675, 62 less than yesterday. A total of 597 patients are in intensive care units, 6 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) continues to decline and stands at at 0.88. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 88 others.

Tuesday 10 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 17,395 new infections today, of which 7,552 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,398,613.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.8 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,209 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 411 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 39,756. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 3,022 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 109 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions falls to 2,737, 56 less than yesterday. A total of 591 patients are in intensive care units, 13 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) continues to decline and stands at at 0.90. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 90 others. Current restrictions will be extended for 15 more days, involving the closure of bars and restaurants, virtual classes in universities, a 22.00-06.00 curfew and perimeter confinements.

Monday 9 November 2020

The Ministry of Health has registered 52,386 new infections since the last press briefing on Friday and 4,441 in the last 24 hours. The Ministry has not provided coronavirus diagnostic data during the weekend since 4 July. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,381,218.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.8 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 1,054 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 512 more deaths have been reported since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 39,345. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 1,919 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 35 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 2,793, 106 more than yesterday. A total of 578 patients are in intensive care units, 16 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) continues to decline and stands at at 0.92. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 92 others.

Tracking the 7-day moving average for new daily confirmed cases and deaths per day of COVID-19 in Spain updated for 27 October:

Tracking the 7-day moving average for new daily confirmed cases and deaths per day of COVID-19 in Spain, 27 october 2020
Source: Ministry of Health for Spain and La Vanguardia

There are a number of reasons for daily discrepancies in data for new infections for Spain. The chart below shows the daily change in new cases for Spain, including those tests that take more than a day to become known. It is updated for 6 November 2020, based on various sources that are tracking and aggregating coronavirus data.

Daily change in new coronavirus cases for Spain - November 6 2020
Source: Google, based on Wikipedia and other authoritative sources

The Health Minister Salvador Illa unveiled new measures to be enforced nationwide, overriding those of Catalonia. Spain has banned smoking in the street within two metres of another person, and closed nightclubs and late-night bars.

Spain has declared a new state of emergency after a spike in coronavirus cases and a significant increase in hospital pressure throughout country. A 23.00 to 06.00 curfew is in place for at least 15 days, and likely to be extended for six months, until May 9, 2021. Regions have the power to limit movement in and out of their territories, and could also extend the curfew by an hour on either end depending on local conditions.

Catalonia has announced a ban on entering or exiting its territory for 15 days, the latest in a series of restrictions including a 15-day shutdown of bars and restaurants, a 22.00-06.00 nightly curfew and municipal confinement during the weekend. There are some curfew exceptions including essential workers. All establishments open to the public (shops, sports facilities) must close at 21.00, except those for cultural activities (cinemas and theatres), which may end at 22.00. The attending public must return to their homes before 23.00. Bars and restaurants must finish their food delivery services at 22.00. Sports training is not considered an exception, so athletes must also end their activity to arrive home by 22.00. Public transportation will be kept open to ensure mobility for people with essential services returning home.

Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

The UK FCO advises against non-essential travel to mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. The Canary Islands are exempt. The requirement to self-isolate on return to the UK from the Canary Islands has been lifted. You must still self-isolate if returning to the UK from any other part of Spain.

The governments of Austria and Denmark have issued travel alerts for Spain. Norway has advised its nationals not to travel abroad due to the increase in infections. France has advised its citizens against travel to Catalonia and Aragon due to the epidemic situation. Hungary requires travellers arriving from Spain to take a negative PCR test or quarantine. Swiss health authorities have imposed a 10-day quarantine on travellers from Spain with the exception of the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. The German government has advised against non-essential travel to the Spanish regions of Aragon, Catalonia and Navarra. The Dutch government has advised against all non-essential travel to Barcelona and urged its citizens to immediately return to the Netherlands and quarantine. Slovenia has imposed a quarantine on travellers from Valencia, Catalonia, the Basque Country, Aragon and Navarra.

Arrivals from the United Kingdom are not required to self-isolate on arrival but will be subject to a series of three health checks. These checks involve:

  • providing the Spanish Ministry of Health with contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 by following the instructions on the Spain Travel Health website or downloadable app 48 hours prior to travel. It is mandatory for all passengers travelling to Spain to fill out and sign the online form associated with your trip, regardless of your nationality or residency status. On completion, you will be issued a personal and non-transferable QR code which you must show (electronically or hardcopy) at airport health controls on arrival;
  • a temperature reading;
  • a visual health assessment.

*Data for PCR tests completed in the previous 24 hours. Excludes late-reporting and tests that take more than 24 hours.

**From 26 May, the deaths shown are for the last 7 days


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Sunday 8 November 2020

Catalonia has registered 3,324 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 53 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has risen to 2,687, 66 more than yesterday. A total of 562 patients are in intensive care units, 11 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) remains at 0.93. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 93 others.

Saturday 7 November 2020

Catalonia has registered 4,271 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 61 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,621, 104 less than yesterday. A total of 551 patients are in intensive care units, 80 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for an twelfth consecutive day, from 0.94 to 0.93. The epidemic is in recession, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 93 others.

Friday 6 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 22,516 new infections today, of which 9,150 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,328,832.

1,088 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 347 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 38,833. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 5,011 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 104 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions has fallen to 2,725, 45 less than yesterday. A total of 471 patients are in intensive care units, 14 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for an eleventh consecutive day, from 0.95 to 0.94, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 94 others.

Thursday 5 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 21,908 new infections today, of which 9,606 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,306,316.

1,002 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 368 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 38,486. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 5,024 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 66 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions rises to 2,770, 38 more than yesterday. A total of 485 patients are in intensive care units, 4 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for tenth consecutive day, from 0.96 to 0.95, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 95 others.

Wednesday 4 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has modified its statistical method and registered 25,042 new infections today, of which 19,937 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,284,408.

888 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 297 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. A statistical adjustment adds 1,623 to the total deaths in the pandemic which rises to 38,118. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 3,710 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 38 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions rises to 2,732, 61 more than yesterday. A total of 489 patients are in intensive care units, 1 less than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for ninth consecutive day, from 1.02 to 0.96, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 96 others.

Tuesday 3 November 2020

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 18,669 new infections today, of which 5,141 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,259,366.

832 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 238 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 36,495. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 6,210 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 134 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions rises to 2,671, 16 less than yesterday. A total of 490 patients are in intensive care units, 9 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for an eighth consecutive day, from 1.12 to 1.02, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 102 others. Some experts believe that the improvement in the transmission speed is the effect of the closure of bars, restaurants and universities two weeks ago.

Monday 2 November 2020

The Ministry of Health has registered 55,019 new infections since the last press briefing on Friday and 4,334 in the last 24 hours. The Ministry has not provided coronavirus diagnostic data during the weekend since 4 July. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,240,697. The data exclude Catalonia which has been unable to report for technical reasons.

The lethality of the virus continues to fall and is currently 2.9 deaths per 100 patients, compared with 9.07 deaths per 100 on 21 June. 777 deaths from coronavirus have been registered in the last week. 379 more deaths have been reported since Friday. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 36,257. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

Catalonia has registered 3,652 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 66 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions rises to 2,687, 160 more than yesterday. A total of 481 patients are in intensive care units, 16 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for a seventh consecutive day, from 1.21 to 1.12, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 112 others. Some experts believe that the improvement in the transmission speed is the effect of the closure of bars, restaurants and universities two weeks ago.

Sunday 1 November 2020

Saturday night in Spain saw a new wave of protests against the restrictions imposed to stop the coronavirus. These turned into riots and violent clashes against the security forces in Barcelona, Madrid, Logroño, Santander, Burgos, Granada, Malaga, Ceuta and in the three capitals of the Basque Country.

Catalonia has registered 4,095 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 50 new deaths. The number of current hospital admissions rises to 2,527, 116 more than yesterday. A total of 465 patients are in intensive care units, 2 more than yesterday. The reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen for a sixth consecutive day, from 1.26 to 1.21, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 121 others.



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UK FCO Thursday, September 16th, 2021: advises against non-essential travel to Spain, with the exception of the Canary Islands.


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