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

Thursday 21 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 1,881 new infections since yesterday, including 975 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,995,176.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 43.15 to 43.26.

There have been 20 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 67 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 87,102. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 60 consecutive days. It today stands at 1.744 deaths per 100 patients.


There are currently 1,775 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 53 less than yesterday, with 434 in intensive care units, a decrease of 13. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 1.49% to 1.45%, and in intensive care units, remains at 4.76% for a second day.

A total of 37,938,819 people (79.99% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 37,176,352 (78.38% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.02 to 1.08. The epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 108 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 45.67 to 45.59 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 694 new infections and 2 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (331, 6 less), and those requiring intensive care (91, 6 less).

A total of 5,955,308 (77.12% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,842,414 (75.66% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Wednesday 20 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 2,528 new infections since yesterday, including 1,285 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,993,295.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 41.90 to 43.15.

There have been 31 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 71 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 87,082. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 59 consecutive days. It today stands at 1.744 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 1,828 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 20 less than yesterday, with 447 in intensive care units, an increase of 14. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 1.51% to 1.49%, and in intensive care units, risen from 4.76% to 4.91%.

A total of 37,908,612 people (79.92% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 37,102,507 (78.22% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 0.95 to 1.02. The epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 102 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 45.58 to 45.67 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 662 new infections and 8 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been a decrease in the number of hospitalised patients (337, 6 less), while those requiring intensive care have increased (97, 4 more).

A total of 5,951,674 (77.07% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,837,061 (75.59% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Tuesday 19 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 1,889 new infections since yesterday, including 1,057 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,990,767.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 42.15 to 41.90.

There have been 21 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 73 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 87,051. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 58 consecutive days. It today stands at 1.744 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 1,848 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 3 less than yesterday, with 433 in intensive care units, a decrease of 11. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has fallen from 1.52% to 1.51%, and in intensive care units, from 4.89% to 4.76%.

A total of 37,899,559 people (79.90% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 37,086,628 (78.19% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 0.85 to 0.95. The epidemic remains in regression, with growth reducing by 5% each day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 45.49 to 45.58 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 538 new infections and 14 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (343, 1 more), and in those requiring intensive care (93, 2 more).

A total of 5,948,943 (77.04% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,832,497 (75.53% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Monday 18 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 4,492 new infections since Friday, including 455 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,988,878.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 40.85 to 42.15, ending a long series of decreases.

There have been 56 new deaths registered since Friday, and 66 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 87,030. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 57 consecutive days. It today stands at 1.744 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 1,851 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 16 more than Friday, with 444 in intensive care units, an increase of 1. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 1.50% to 1.52%, and in intensive care units, from 4.86% to 4.89%.

A total of 37,891,519 people (79.89% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 37,074,146 (78.16% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 0.82 to 0.85. The epidemic remains in regression, with growth reducing by 15% each day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 46.75 to 45.49 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 174 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been a decrease in the number of hospitalised patients (342, 2 less), while those requiring intensive care remain unchanged (91).

A total of 5,946,872 (77.01% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,828,424 (75.48% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Sunday 17 October 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 0.80 to 0.82. The epidemic remains in regression, with growth reducing by 18% each day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 48.04 to 46.75 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 492 new infections and 3 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (347, 17 more), while those requiring intensive care remain unchanged (91).

A total of 5,946,207 (77.00% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,827,769 (75.47% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Saturday 16 October 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) stays at 0.80 for a second day. The epidemic remains in regression, with growth reducing by 20% each day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 54.17 to 48.04 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 814 new infections and 2 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (330, 8 less), and those requiring intensive care (91, 1 less).

A total of 5,942,052 (76.95% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,822,033 (75.39% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Friday 15 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 2,248 new infections since yesterday, including 1,068 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,984,386.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has steadily decreased since July 27. It today stands at 40.85.

There have been 57 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 78 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 86,974. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 54 consecutive days. It today stands at 1.745 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 1,835 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 19 less than yesterday, with 443 in intensive care units, a reduction of 11. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 1.52% to 1.50%, and in intensive care units, from 4.98% to 4.86%.

A total of 37,868,453 people (79.84% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 37,029,165 (78.07% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 0.78 to 0.80. The epidemic remains in regression, with growth reducing by 20% each day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 55.09 to 54.17 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 717 new infections and 7 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. The number of hospitalised patients has increased (338, 1 more), while those requiring intensive care have decreased (92, 7 less).

A total of 5,939,927 (76.92% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,817,761 (75.34% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Thursday 14 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 1,932 new infections since yesterday, including 994 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,982,138.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has steadily decreased since July 27. It today stands at 40.52.

There have been 48 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 87 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 86,917. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 53 consecutive days. It today stands at 1.745 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 1,854 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 54 less than yesterday, with 454 in intensive care units, a reduction of 32. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 1.57% to 1.52%, and in intensive care units, from 5.33% to 4.98%.

A total of 37,846,897 people (79.79% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 36,994,918 (78.00% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) remains at 0.78 for a second day. The epidemic is in regression, with growth reducing by 22% each day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 55.09 to 54.17 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 597 new infections and 8 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. The number of hospitalised patients has decreased (337, 5 less), while those requiring intensive care have increased (99, 3 more).

A total of 5,935,528 (76.86% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,809,599 (75.23% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Wednesday 13 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 2,758 new infections since Monday, including 451 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,980,206.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has steadily decreased since July 27. It today stands at 41.45.

There have been 42 new deaths registered since Monday, and 80 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 86,869. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 52 consecutive days. It today stands at 1.744 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 1,908 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 34 less than Monday, with 486 in intensive care units, a reduction of 21. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 1.60% to 1.57%, and in intensive care units, from 5.55% to 5.33%.

A total of 37,830,132 people (79.76% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 36,961,165 (77.93% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 0.80 to 0.78. A short-lived regrowth phase of the epidemic has ended, with growth now reducing by 22% each day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 56.08 to 55.09 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 428 new infections and one death registered in the last 24 hours. There have been decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (342, 2 less) and those requiring intensive care (96, 1 less).

A total of 5,930,950 (76.80% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,801,876 (75.13% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Tuesday 12 October 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 0.84 to 0.80. A short-lived regrowth phase of the epidemic has ended, with growth now reducing by 20% each day.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 12 October 2021
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 12 October 2021

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 57.96 to 56.08 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 374 new infections and 2 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (344, 14 less) and those requiring intensive care (97, 6 less).

A total of 5,930,950 (76.80% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,800,482 (75.11% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Monday 11 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 3,829 new infections since Friday, including 308 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,977,448.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has steadily decreased since July 27. It today stands at 46.08.

There have been 49 new deaths registered since Friday, and 79 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 86,827. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 50 consecutive days. It today stands at 1.744 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 1,942 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 194 less than Friday, with 507 in intensive care units, a reduction of 43. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 1.75% to 1.60%, and in intensive care units, from 6.00% to 5.55%.

A total of 37,816,635 people (79.73% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 36,937,743 (77.88% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 0.90 to 0.84. A short-lived regrowth phase of the epidemic has ended, with growth now reducing by 16% each day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 59.34 to 57.96 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 227 new infections and 2 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. The number of hospitalised patients has increased (358, 15 more) while those requiring intensive care have decreased (103, 2 less).

A total of 5,928,583 (76.77% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,794,831 (75.04% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Sunday 10 October 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 0.95 to 0.90. A short-lived regrowth phase of the epidemic has ended, with growth reducing by 10% each day.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 61.18 to 59.34 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 597 new infections and 3 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (343, 6 less) and those requiring intensive care (105, 3 less).

A total of 5,927,738 (76.76% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,792,105 (75.01% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Saturday 9 October 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.00 to 0.95. A short-lived regrowth phase of the epidemic has ended.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 62.48 to 61.18 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 892 new infections and 2 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been a decrease in the number of hospitalised patients (349, 56 less) while those requiring intensive care have increased (108, 1 more).

A total of 5,926,169 (76.74% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,792,105 (75.01% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Friday 8 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 2,309 new infections since yesterday, including 956 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,973,619.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has steadily decreased since July 27. It today stands at 48.18.

There have been 77 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 118 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 86,778. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 47 consecutive days. It today stands at 1.745 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 2,136 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 48 more than yesterday, with 550 in intensive care units, a reduction of one. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 1.71% to 1.75%, and in intensive care units, decreased from 6.02% to 6.00%.

A total of 37,788,299 people (79.67% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 36,867,685 (77.73% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.02 to 1.00. A short-lived regrowth phase of the epidemic has ended.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 63.22 to 62.48 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 709 new infections and 3 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (405, 5 more) while those requiring intensive care have decreased (107, 4 less).

A total of 5,918,590 (76.64% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,775,514 (74.79% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Thursday 7 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 1,807 new infections since yesterday, including 792 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,971,310.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has steadily decreased since July 27. It today stands at 48.92.

There have been 23 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 117 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 86,701. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 46 consecutive days. It today stands at 1.744 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 2,088 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 147 less than yesterday, with 551 in intensive care units, a reduction of 60. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 1.83% to 1.71%, and in intensive care units, from 6.67% to 6.02%.

A total of 37,772,454 people (79.64% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 36,832,362 (77.65% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.04 to 1.02. The epidemic is in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 102 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 62.86 to 63.22 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 991 new infections and 2 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (399, 4 more) while those requiring intensive care have decreased (111, 6 less).

A total of 5,916,694 (76.57% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,771,258 (74.74% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Wednesday 6 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 2,303 new infections since yesterday, including 995 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,969,503.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has steadily decreased since July 27. It today stands at 50.96.

There have been 57 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 126 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 86,678. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 45 consecutive days. It today stands at 1.744 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 2,235 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 274 less than yesterday, with 611 in intensive care units, an increase of 7. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 2.06% to 1.83%, and in intensive care units, increased from 6.61% to 6.67%.

A total of 37,755,682 people (79.60% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 36,802,767 (77.59% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.06 to 1.04. The epidemic is in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 104 others.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 6 October 2021
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 6 October 2021

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has increased from 62.64 to 62.86 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 772 new infections and 4 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (395, 22 less) and those requiring intensive care (117, 6 less).

A total of 5,912,791 (76.57% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,762,508 (74.62% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Tuesday 5 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 1,801 new infections since yesterday, including 905 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,967,200.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has steadily decreased since July 27. It today stands at 52.51.

There have been 94 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 120 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 86,621. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 44 consecutive days, with a tendency to a small and gradual increase. It today stands at 1.744 deaths per 100 patients.

There are currently 2,509 coronavirus patients admitted throughout Spain, 145 more than yesterday, with 604 in intensive care units, a decrease of 33. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 1.95% to 2.06%, and in intensive care units, decreased from 6.99% to 6.61%.

A total of 37,741,414 people (79.57% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 36,771,680 (77.53% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.09 to 1.06. The epidemic is in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 106 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 63.98 to 62.64 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 483 new infections and 7 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been an increase in hospitalised patients (417, 4 more) while those requiring intensive care have decreased (123, 3 less).

A total of 5,909,659 (76.53% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,755,736 (74.53% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Monday 4 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 4,271 new infections since Friday, including 385 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,965,399.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has steadily decreased since July 27. It today stands at 54.12.

There have been 64 new deaths registered since Friday, and 88 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 86,527. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 43 consecutive days, with a tendency to a small and gradual increase. It today stands at 1.743 deaths per 100 patients.

There have been decreases since Friday in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and those requiring intensive care. There are currently 2,364 patients admitted throughout Spain, 39 less, with 637 in intensive care units, a decrease of 38. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 1.99% to 1.95%, and in intensive care units, from 7.45% to 6.99%.

A total of 37,727,757 people (79.54% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 36,745,965 (77.47% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.08 to 1.09. The epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 109 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 65.05 to 63.98 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 232 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been an increase in hospitalised patients (413, 16 more) while those requiring intensive care have decreased (126, 1 less).

A total of 5,907,810 (76.50% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,751,653 (74.48% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Sunday 3 October 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.06 to 1.08. The epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 108 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 63.98 to 62.93 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 399 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been an increase in hospitalised patients (397, 5 more) while those requiring intensive care have decreased (127, 3 less).

A total of 5,907,195 (76.50% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,750,823 (74.47% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Saturday 2 October 2021

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.01 to 1.06. The epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 106 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 65.62 to 65.05 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 681 new infections and 5 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (392, 22 less) and those requiring intensive care (130, 4 less).

A total of 5,905,821 (76.48% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,748,423 (74.44% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

Friday 1 October 2021

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 2,038 new infections since yesterday, including 877 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 4,961,128.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has steadily decreased since July 27. It today stands at 57.91.

There have been 48 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours, and 112 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 86,463. The data exclude deaths in residences and those who had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 but did not undergo a diagnostic test.

The case fatality rate has flattened for 40 consecutive days, with a tendency to a small and gradual increase. It today stands at 1.743 deaths per 100 patients.

There have been decreases in the last 24 hours in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital and those requiring intensive care. There are currently 2,403 patients admitted throughout Spain, 113 less, with 675 in intensive care units, a decrease of 28. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 2.08% to 1.99%, and in intensive care units, from 7.76% to 7.45%.

A total of 37,702,384 people (79.49% of the Spanish population) have now been vaccinated. This includes 36,667,138 (77.31% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 0.98 to 1.01. The epidemic has returned to a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 101 others.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 1 October 2021
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 1 October 2021

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days has decreased from 67.06 to 65.62 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 757 new infections and 7 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (414, 8 less) and those requiring intensive care (134, 16 less).

A total of 5,901,200 (76.42% of the population of Catalonia) have now been vaccinated. This includes 5,738,504 (74.31% of the population) who have received their full schedule.



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UK Government Foreign Office advice: the Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK to present on entry a pre-travel declaration form and either a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination. (October 22, 2021)


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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