Barcelona Field Studies Centre

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

Tuesday 27 July 2021

In Catalonia, the virus reproduction rate has fallen for 20 consecutive days, and today stands at 0.88. The epidemic is in regression, with growth reducing by 12% and each infected person passing the virus to an average of 0.88 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 1,164.49 to 1,136.95 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 5,492 new infections and 58 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 2,237 hospitalised patients, 2 more than yesterday. There are 535 patients in intensive care, an increase of 25 in the last 24 hours.

A total of 4,928,817 (63.83% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 19,403 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,894,018 (50.43% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Monday 26 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 61,625 new infections since Friday, including 6,636 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,342,054.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 677.67 to 700.10.

There have been 47 new deaths registered since Friday, and 98 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,268. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 1.872. These trends are shown in the graph below.


There have been increases in since Friday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 9,384 patients admitted throughout Spain, 1,429 more, with 1,490 in intensive care units, an increase of 198. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 6.64% to 7.85%, and in intensive care units, from 14.10% to 16.16%.

A total of 28,315,007 people (59.70% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 264,730 since Friday. This includes 25,944,318 (54.70% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the virus reproduction rate has fallen for 19 consecutive days, and today stands at 0.91. The epidemic is in regression, with each infected person passing the virus to an average of 0.91 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 1,197.92 to 1,164.49 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 2,892 new infections and 23 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 2,235 hospitalised patients, 103 more than yesterday. There are 510 patients in intensive care, an increase of 20 in the last 24 hours.

A total of 4,909,414 (63.58% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 4,526 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,873,794 (50.16% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Sunday 25 July 2021

In Catalonia, the virus reproduction rate has fallen for 18 consecutive days, and today stands at 0.94. The epidemic is in regression, with each infected person passing the virus to an average of 0.94 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 1,231.31 to 1,197.92 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 3,644 new infections and 19 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 2,132 hospitalised patients, 117 more than yesterday. There are 490 patients in intensive care, an increase of 10 in the last 24 hours.

A total of 4,904,888 (63.52% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 13,775 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,856,989 (49.95% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Saturday 24 July 2021

In Catalonia, the virus reproduction rate has fallen for 17 consecutive days, and today stands at 0.95. The epidemic has regressed, with each infected person passing the virus to an average of 0.95 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 1,245.31 to 1,231.31 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 5,908 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 2,015 hospitalised patients, 13 less than yesterday. There are 480 patients in intensive care, an increase of 22 in the last 24 hours.

A total of 4,891,113 (63.34% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 30,483 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,839,121 (49.72% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Friday 23 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 31,171 new infections since yesterday, including 16,750 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,280,429.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 659.08 to 677.67.

There have been 27 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 92 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,221. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 1.897.

There have been increases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 7,955 patients admitted throughout Spain, 337 more, with 1,292 in intensive care units, an increase of 52. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 6.37% to 6.64%, and in intensive care units, from 13.52% to 14.10%.

A total of 28,050,277 people (59.14% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 231,968 in the last 24 hours. This includes 25,398,978 (53.55% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the virus reproduction rate has fallen for 16 consecutive days, and today stands at 0.96. The virus is in a recessionary phase and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 0.96 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 1,234.03 to 1,245.31 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 6,527 new infections and 21 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 2,028 hospitalised patients, 90 more than yesterday. There are 458 patients in intensive care, an increase of 18 in the last 24 hours.

A total of 4,860,630 (62.94% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 29,493 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,787,556 (49.05% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Thursday 22 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 29,535 new infections since yesterday, including 17,716 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,249,258.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 644.50 to 659.08.

There have been 28 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 78 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,194. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 1.911.

There have been increases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 7,618 patients admitted throughout Spain, 363 more, with 1,240 in intensive care units, an increase of 60. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 6.07% to 6.37%, and in intensive care units, from 12.92% to 13.52%.

A total of 27,818,309 people (58.65% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 225,715 in the last 24 hours. This includes 25,060,958 (52.84% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the virus reproduction rate has fallen for 15 consecutive days, and today stands at 0.97. The virus is in a recessionary phase and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 0.97 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 1,220.89 to 1,234.03 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 7,585 new infections and 17 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,938 hospitalised patients, 66 more than yesterday. There are 440 patients in intensive care, an increase of 36 in the last 24 hours.

A total of 4,831,137 (62.56% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 19,634 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,744,757 (48.49% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Wednesday 21 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 30,587 new infections since yesterday, including 16,418 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,219,723.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 622.41 to 644.50.

There have been 18 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 29 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,166. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 1.923.

There have been increases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 7,255 patients admitted throughout Spain, 399 more, with 1,180 in intensive care units, an increase of 64. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 5.73% to 6.07%, and in intensive care units, from 12.23% to 12.92%.

A total of 27,592,594 people (58.17% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 226,580 in the last 24 hours. This includes 24,700,450 (52.08% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the virus reproduction rate has fallen for 14 consecutive days, and today stands at 0.99. The virus is in a recessionary phase and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 0.99 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 1,208.68 to 1,220.89 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 7,545 new infections and 12 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,872 hospitalised patients, 49 more than yesterday. There are 404 patients in intensive care, an increase of 97 from the last update on Monday. Part of the increase is due to notification delays over the weekend.

A total of 4,811,503 (62.31% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 31,495 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,697,274 (47.88% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Tuesday 20 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 27,286 new infections since yesterday, including 16,418 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,189,136.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 599.69 to 622.41.

There have been 29 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 67 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,148. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 1.938.

There have been increases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 6,856 patients admitted throughout Spain, 374 more, with 1,116 in intensive care units, an increase of 77. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 5.42% to 5.73%, and in intensive care units, from 11.42% to 12.23%.

A total of 27,366,014 people (57.70% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 177,042 in the last 24 hours. This includes 24,344,008 (51.32% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate has fallen for 13 consecutive days, from 1.13 to 1.04. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 1.04 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 1,187.61 to 1,208.68 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 7,915 new infections and 15 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,823 hospitalised patients, 140 more than yesterday. The number of patients in intensive care is being evaluated based on treatment received and will be updated later.

A total of 4,780,008 (61.90% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 14,985 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,659,128 (47.38% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Monday 19 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 61,628 new infections since Friday, including 8,105 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,161,850.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 537.34 to 599.69.

There have been 23 new deaths registered since Friday, and 50 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,119. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 1.949.

There have been increases since Friday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 6,482 patients admitted throughout Spain, 1,426 more, with 1,039 in intensive care units, an increase of 167. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 4.22% to 5.42%, and in intensive care units, from 9.59% to 11.42%.

A total of 27,188,972 people (57.32% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 322,720 since Friday. This includes 24,041,017 (50.69% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate has fallen for 12 consecutive days, from 1.21 to 1.13. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 1.13 others. The virus is still in a regrowth phase, and in response, Catalonia closes all social activities at 00.30, limits meetings to 10 people, bans indoor nightlife and imposes an 01.00-06.00 hours nightly curfew.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 1,165.66 to 1,187.61 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 4,072 new infections and 7 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,683 hospitalised patients, 138 more than yesterday. A total of 307 patients are in intensive care units, 10 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,765,023 (61.71% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 4,577 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,608,896 (46.73% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Sunday 18 July 2021

In Catalonia, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, and the reproduction rate has fallen for 11 consecutive days, from 1.26 to 1.21. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 1.21 others. The virus is still in a regrowth phase, and in response, Catalonia closes all social activities at 00.30, limits meetings to 10 people, bans indoor nightlife and imposes an 01.00-06.00 hours nightly curfew.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 1,142.25 to 1,165.66 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 4,648 new infections and 11 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,545 hospitalised patients, 118 more than yesterday. A total of 297 patients are in intensive care units, 25 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,760,446 (61.66% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 11,558 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,591,827 (46.51% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Saturday 17 July 2021

In Catalonia, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, and the reproduction rate has fallen for a tenth consecutive day, from 1.31 to 1.26. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 1.26 others. The virus is still in a regrowth phase, and in response, Catalonia closes all social activities at 00.30, limits meetings to 10 people, bans indoor nightlife and imposes an 01.00-06.00 hours nightly curfew.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 1,088.80 to 1,142.25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,130 new infections and 1 death registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,427 hospitalised patients, 78 more than yesterday. A total of 272 patients are in intensive care units, 13 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,748,888 (61.50% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 32,306 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,564,613 (46.16% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Friday 16 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 31,060 new infections since yesterday, including 15,858 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,100,222.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 500.75 to 537.34.

There have been 12 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 56 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,096. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 1.978.

There have been increases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 5,056 patients admitted throughout Spain, 351 more, with 872 in intensive care units, an increase of 34. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 3.91% to 4.22%, and in intensive care units, from 9.18% to 9.59%.

A total of 26,866,252 people (56.64% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 230,210 in the last 24 hours. This includes 23,372,796 (49.28% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate has fallen for an ninth consecutive day, from 1.34 to 1.31. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 1.31 others. In response, Catalonia closes all social activities at 00.30, limits meetings to 10 people, bans indoor nightlife and imposes an 01.00-06.00 hours nightly curfew.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 1,015.18 to 1,088.80 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 9,416 new infections and 5 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,349 hospitalised patients, 94 more than yesterday. A total of 259 patients are in intensive care units, 22 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,716,582 (61.08% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 53,401 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,510,683 (45.46% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Thursday 15 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 27,688 new infections since yesterday, including 15,858 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,069,162.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 469.50 to 500.75.

There have been 41 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 49 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,084. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 1.993.

There have been increases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 4,705 patients admitted throughout Spain, 238 more, with 838 in intensive care units, an increase of 40. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 3.72% to 3.91%, and in intensive care units, from 8.75% to 9.18%.

A total of 26,636,042 people (56.16% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 236,316 in the last 24 hours. This includes 22,949,155 (48.38% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate has fallen for an eighth consecutive day, from 1.40 to 1.34. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 1.34 others. In response, Catalonia closes all social activities at 00.30, limits meetings to 10 people, bans indoor nightlife and plans an 01.00-06.00 hours nightly curfew.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 979.20 to 1,015.18 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,284 new infections and 7 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,255 hospitalised patients, 70 more than yesterday. A total of 237 patients are in intensive care units, 18 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,663,181 (60.39% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 34,032 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,471,431 (44.95% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Wednesday 14 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 26,390 new infections since yesterday, including 15,494 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,041,474.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 436.75 to 469.50.

There have been 10 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 28 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,043. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 2.005.

There have been increases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 4,467 patients admitted throughout Spain, 284 more, with 798 in intensive care units, an increase of 49. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 3.49% to 3.72%, and in intensive care units, from 8.21% to 8.75%.

A total of 26,399,726 people (55.66% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 224,160 in the last 24 hours. This includes 22,511,734 (47.46% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate has fallen for a seventh consecutive day, from 1.54 to 1.40. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 1.4 others. In response, Catalonia closes all social activities at 00.30, limits meetings to 10 people and bans indoor nightlife.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 930.74 to 979.20 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,555 new infections and 6 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,185 hospitalised patients, 127 more than yesterday. A total of 219 patients are in intensive care units, 10 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,629,149 (59.95% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 21,767 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,413,772 (44.21% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Tuesday 13 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 43,960 new infections since yesterday, including 13,393 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,015,084.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 368.03 to 436.75.

There have been 13 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 29 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,033. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 2.018.

There have been increases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 4,183 patients admitted throughout Spain, 291 more, with 749 in intensive care units, an increase of 67. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 3.24% to 3.49%, and in intensive care units, from 7.87% to 8.21%.

A total of 26,175,566 people (55.19% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 188,246 in the last 24 hours. This includes 22,139,864 (46.68% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate has fallen for a sixth consecutive day, from 1.93 to 1.54. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 1.54 others. In response, Catalonia closes all social activities at 00.30, limits meetings to 10 people and bans indoor nightlife.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 848.17 to 930.74 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,585 new infections and 5 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 1,058 hospitalised patients, 78 more than yesterday. A total of 209 patients are in intensive care units, 27 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,607,382 (59.66% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 28,487 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,354,170 (43.44% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Monday 12 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 33,932 new infections since Friday, including 5,046 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,971,124.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 316.17 to 368.03.

There have been 17 new deaths registered since Friday, and 32 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,020. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 2.040.

There have been increases since Friday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 3,892 patients admitted throughout Spain, 771 more, with 682 in intensive care units, an increase of 55. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 2.60% to 3.24%, and in intensive care units, from 6.88% to 7.87%.

A total of 25,987,320 people (54.79% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 372,177 since Friday. This includes 21,789,996 (45.94% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the high reproduction rate has fallen for a fifth consecutive day, from 2.40 to 1.93. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 1.93 others. In response, Catalonia closes all social activities at 00.30, limits meetings to 10 people and bans indoor nightlife.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 753.91 to 848.17 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 5,503 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 980 hospitalised patients, 104 more than yesterday. A total of 182 patients are in intensive care units, 22 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,578,895 (59.30% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 19,731 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,295,088 (42.67% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Sunday 11 July 2021

In Catalonia, mortality remains the lowest of the entire epidemic, and the high reproduction rate has fallen for a fourth consecutive day, from 2.86 to 2.40. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 2.4 others. In response, Catalonia has closed indoor nightlife.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 657.84 to 753.91 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 5,781 new infections and 1 death registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 876 hospitalised patients, 88 more than yesterday. A total of 160 patients are in intensive care units, 3 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,559,164 (59.04% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 25,698 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,269,608 (42.34% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Saturday 10 July 2021

In Catalonia, mortality remains the lowest of the entire epidemic, and the high reproduction rate has fallen for a third consecutive day, from 3.21 to 2.86. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 2.86 others. In response, Catalonia has closed indoor nightlife.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 563.60 to 657.84 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,402 new infections and 2 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 788 hospitalised patients, 71 more than yesterday. A total of 157 patients are in intensive care units, 15 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,533,466 (58.71% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 41,296 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,217,646 (41.67% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Friday 9 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 21,879 new infections since yesterday, including 10,787 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,937,192.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 277.90 to 316.17.

There have been 6 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 38 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 81,003. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 2.057.

There have been increases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 3,121 patients admitted throughout Spain, 292 more, with 627 in intensive care units, an increase of 29. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 2.35% to 2.60%, and in intensive care units, from 6.55% to 6.88%.

A total of 25,615,143 people (54% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 219,164 in the last 24 hours. This includes 20,999,346 (44.27% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 3.35 to 3.21, with the growth increasing by 221% every day. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 3.21 others. In response, Catalonia will close indoor nightlife from this weekend.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 479.39 to 563.60 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,499 new infections and 2 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 717 hospitalised patients, 54 more than yesterday. A total of 142 patients are in intensive care units, 4 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,492,170 (58.17% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 51,359 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,140,370 (40.67% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Thursday 8 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 17,317 new infections since yesterday, including 9,473 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,915,313.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 252.16 to 277.90.

There have been 28 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 46 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 80,997. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 2.069.

There have been decreases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 2,829 patients admitted throughout Spain, 18 less, with 598 in intensive care units, the same number as yesterday. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 2.37% to 2.35%, and in intensive care units, from 6.74% to 6.55%.

A total of 25,395,979 people (53.54% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 144,324 in the last 24 hours. This includes 20,528,505 (43.28% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate (or R0) has fallen from 3.39 to 3.35, increasing the growth by 235% every day. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 3.35 others. In response, Catalonia will close indoor nightlife from the weekend.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 445.14 to 479.39 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,092 new infections and 4 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 663 hospitalised patients, 53 more than yesterday. A total of 138 patients are in intensive care units, 5 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,440,811 (57.51% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 34,090 in the last 24 hours. This includes 3,068,371 (39.73% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Wednesday 7 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 17,384 new infections since yesterday, including 9,834 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,897,996.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 225.35 to 252.16.

There have been 17 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 39 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 80,969. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 2.077.

There have been decreases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and in those in intensive care. There are currently 2,847 patients admitted throughout Spain, 18 less, with 598 in intensive care units, also a reduction of 18. There have been 451 admissions and 380 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has remains at 2.37%, and in intensive care units, 6.74%.

A total of 25,251,655 people (53.24% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 237,559 in the last 24 hours. This includes 19,982,080 (42.13% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 3.30 to 3.39, increasing the growth by 239% every day. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 3.39 others. In response, Catalonia will close indoor nightlife from the weekend.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 401.51 to 445.14 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 7,430 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 610 hospitalised patients, 35 more than yesterday. A total of 133 patients are in intensive care units, the same number as yesterday.

A total of 4,406,721 (57.07% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 39,976 in the last 24 hours. This includes 2,984,248 (38.65% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Tuesday 6 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 14,137 new infections since yesterday, including 8,207 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,880,612.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 204.16 to 225.35.

There have been 18 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 43 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 80,952. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 2.086.

There has been an increase in the last 24 hours in the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital. There are currently 2,847 patients admitted throughout Spain, 124 more, with 616 in intensive care units, the same number as yesterday. There have been 454 admissions and 365 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 2.26% to 2.37%, and in intensive care units, from 6.73% to 6.74%.

A total of 25,014,096 people (52.74% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 189,923 in the last 24 hours. This includes 19,530,228 (41.18% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the virus is in a record-breaking regrowth phase. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 2.99 to 3.30, increasing the growth by 230% every day. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 3.3 others. In response, Catalonia will close indoor nightlife from the weekend.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 337.97 to 401.51 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 5,916 new infections and 3 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 575 hospitalised patients, 31 more than yesterday. A total of 133 patients are in intensive care units, 12 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,366,745 (56.55% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 32,419 in the last 24 hours. This includes 2,904,709 (37.62% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Monday 5 July 2021

In Spain, mortality remains amongst the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus, particularly among the younger population.

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 32,607 new infections since Friday, including 4,317 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,866,475.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 152.82 to 204.16.

There have been 23 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 40 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 80,934. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 2.093.

There have been increases since Friday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 2,723 patients admitted throughout Spain, 311 more, with 616 in intensive care units, an increase of 30. There have been 380 admissions and 163 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 1.99% to 2.26%, and in intensive care units, from 6.39% to 6.73%.

A total of 24,824,173 people (52.34% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 497,522 since Friday. This includes 19,135,448 (40.34% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 2.50 to 2.99, increasing the growth by 199% every day. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 2.99 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 280.18 to 337.97 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 3,563 new infections and 1 death registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 544 hospitalised patients, 22 more than yesterday. A total of 121 patients are in intensive care units, 2 less than yesterday.

A total of 4,334,326 (56.13% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 43,986 in the last 24 hours. This includes 2,836,696 (36.73% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Sunday 4 July 2021

In Catalonia, mortality remains the lowest of the entire epidemic, despite the current strong regrowth phase of the virus. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 2.07 to 2.50, increasing the growth by 150% every day. Most of those infected are young, and each infected person is passing the virus to an average of 2.5 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 217.78 to 280.18 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 3,462 new infections and 2 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 522 hospitalised patients, 49 more than yesterday. A total of 123 patients are in intensive care units, 3 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,290,340 (55.56% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 14,321 in the last 24 hours. This includes 2,783,466 (36.04% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Saturday 3 July 2021

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic has been in a regrowth phase for 17 days. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.71 to 2.07. Every infected person passes the virus to more than 2 others, increasing the growth by 107% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 169.85 to 217.78 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 5,705 new infections. No deaths have been registered for a second consecutive day. Today, there are 473 hospitalised patients, 2 less than yesterday. A total of 120 patients remain in intensive care units, 5 more than yesterday.

A total of 4,276,019 (55.37% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 47,939 in the last 24 hours. This includes 2,757,739 (35.71% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Friday 2 July 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 12,563 new infections since yesterday, including 6,606 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,833,868.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 134.31 to 152.82.

There have been 28 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 59 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 80,911. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 2.110.

There have been increases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 2,412 patients admitted throughout Spain, 55 more, with 586 in intensive care units, an increase of 2. There have been 362 admissions and 287 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has risen from 1.94% to 1.99%, and in intensive care units, from 6.38% to 6.39%.

A total of 24,326,621 people (51.29% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 289,563 in the last 24 hours. This includes 18,466,362 (38.93% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, the coronavirus epidemic has been in a regrowth phase for 16 days. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.54 to 1.71. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 171 others, increasing the growth by 71% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 132.55 to 169.85 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 5,304 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 475 hospitalised patients, 2 more than yesterday. A total of 115 patients remain in intensive care units, 4 less than yesterday.

A total of 4,228,080 (54.75% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 52,686 in the last 24 hours. This includes 2,675,715 (34.65% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

Thursday 1 July 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 12,345 new infections since yesterday, including 6,378 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 3,821,305.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen, from 117.17 to 134.31.

There have been 8 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 53 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 80,883. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

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 2.117.

There have been decreases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, and in those requiring intensive care. There are currently 2,357 patients admitted throughout Spain, 18 less, with 584 in intensive care units, a decrease of 17. There have been 282 admissions and 345 discharges in the last 24 hours. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 1.95% to 1.94%, and in intensive care units, from 6.52% to 6.38%.

A total of 24,037,058 people (50.68% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated, 276,650 in the last 24 hours. This includes 17,990,526 (37.93% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.

In Catalonia, despite the worsening of epidemic indicators, mortality remains the lowest of the entire epidemic. There have been 12 deaths in the last seven days, one of the lowest figures since the first official death from covid, on March 6, 2020. The average age of the newly infected continues to decline and falls to 28.7 years.

The coronavirus epidemic has been in a regrowth phase for 14 days. The reproduction rate (or R0) has risen from 1.42 to 1.54. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 154 others, increasing the growth by 54% every day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 119.13 to 132.55 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 5,206 new infections and 3 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. Today, there are 473 hospitalised patients, 15 more than yesterday. A total of 119 patients remain in intensive care units, 10 less than yesterday.

A total of 4,175,394 (54.07% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated, 57,270 in the last 24 hours. This includes 2,600,732 (33.68% of the population) who have received their scheduled two doses.



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UK Government Foreign Office (Tuesday, July 27th, 2021) no longer advises against all but essential travel to Spain, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Spain is on the amber list for entering England.


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