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Barcelona Coronavirus January 2022 - Daily Updates and Advice for Visiting Groups

Friday 21 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 141,095 new infections today, including 53,606 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 8,975,458.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 3,279.36 to 3,418.46.

There have been 142 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 677 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 91,741. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.022 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (18,675, 259 less) and those in intensive care units (2,178, 26 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 15.20% to 14.96%, and in intensive care units, from 23.50% to 23.25%.

A total of 39,046,157 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,227,400 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the nightly curfew is lifted today. Other social restrictions will continue for another week.

The speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.21 to 1.22. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 122 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 5,000.91 to 5,205.76 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 41,261 new infections and no deaths registered today, with an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (2,709, 6 more), and a fall in those requiring intensive care (500, 2 less).

A total of 6,434,090 (83% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,158,687 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,787,861 (36%) who have received a third dose.

Thursday 20 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 157,447 new infections today, including 55,002 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 8,834,363.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen for a third consecutive day, from 3,286.4 to 3,279.36.

There have been 162 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 668 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 91,599. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.036 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There have been decreases in both the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain (18,934, 66 less) and those in intensive care units (2,204, 26 less). The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 15.25% to 15.20%, and in intensive care units, from 23.59% to 23.50%.

A total of 39,029,731 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,212,331 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.22 to 1.21. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 121 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 4,815.69 to 5,000.91 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 51,993 new infections and 54 deaths registered today, with an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (2,703, 85 more), and a fall in those requiring intensive care (502, 2 less).

A total of 6,429,967 (83% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,154,511 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,747,461 (36%) who have received a third dose.

Wednesday 19 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has reported 157,941 new infections today, including 60,025 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 8,676,916.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen for a second consecutive day, from 3,306.52 to 3,286.4.

There have been 160 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 619 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 91,437. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.054 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 19,000 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 82 more than yesterday, with 2,230 in intensive care units, a decrease of 13. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 15.15% to 15.25%, and in intensive care units, fallen from 23.69% to 23.59%.

A total of 39,017,074 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,201,057 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.23 to 1.22. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 122 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 4,606.47 to 4,815.69 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 45,573 new infections and 35 deaths registered today, with decreases in the number of hospitalised patients (2,618, 54 less), and those requiring intensive care (504, 25 less).

A total of 6,425,808 (83% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,149,722 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,704,249 (35%) who have received a third dose.

Tuesday 18 January 2022

The Omicron wave has slowed its growth after a week of record cases, with the Ministry of Health for Spain reporting 94,472 new infections since yesterday, including 52,078 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 8,518,975.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has fallen from 3,397.60 to 3,306.52.

There have been 284 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 564 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 91,277. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.071 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 18,918 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 97 more than yesterday, with 2,243 in intensive care units, a decrease of 8. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 15.13% to 15.17%, and in intensive care units, fallen from 23.83% to 23.69%.

A total of 39,005,940 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,188,108 (81% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the Omicron wave shows signs of slowing and the nightly curfew will lifted on Friday. Other social restrictions will continue for another week. The speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.25 to 1.23. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 123 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 4,477.17 to 4,606.47 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. A record 47,870 new infections have been registered today, and 101 deaths in the last 24 hours. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,672, 55 more), and those requiring intensive care (529, 7 more).

A total of 6,420,480 (83% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,145,315 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,655,634 (34%) who have received a third dose.

Monday 17 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 331,467 new infections since Friday, including 36,414 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 8,424,503.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 3,192.46 to a new record high of 3,397.60.

There have been 234 new deaths registered since Friday, and 462 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 90,993. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.08 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 18,821 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 1,385 more than Friday, with 2,251 in intensive care units, an increase of 27. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 14.00% to 15.13%, and in intensive care units, from 23.62% to 23.83%.

A total of 38,994,827 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,173,059 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased for a fifth day, from 1.22 to 1.25. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 125 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 4,399.31 to 4,477.17 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 14,696 new infections and one death registered in the last 24 hours. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,617, 114 more), and those requiring intensive care (522, 6 more).

A total of 6,416,075 (83% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,142,056 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,609,826 (34%) who have received a third dose.

Sunday 16 January 2022

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased for a fourth day, from 1.19 to 1.22. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 122 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 4,304.16 to 4,399.31 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 22,178 new infections and 45 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,503, 98 more), and those requiring intensive care (516, 6 more).

A total of 6,413,539 (83% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,140,172 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,580,097 (33%) who have received a third dose.

Saturday 15 January 2022

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has increased for a third day, from 1.15 to 1.19. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 119 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 4,187.62 to 4,304.16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 30,598 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been decreases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,405, 119 less), and those requiring intensive care (510, 5 less).

A total of 6,405,742 (83% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,136,035 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,538,444 (33%) who have received a third dose.

Friday 14 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 162,508 new infections today, including 65,937 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 8,093,036.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 3,156.63 to a new record high of 3,192.46.

There have been 139 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 503 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 90,759. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.121 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 17,436 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 167 more than yesterday, with 2,224 in intensive care units, a decrease of 3. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 13.87% to 14.00%, and in intensive care units, remains at 23.62% for a second day.

A total of 38,972,580 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,144,506 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, after 12 consecutive days of slowing regrowth, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.12 to 1.15. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 115 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 4,011.50 to 4,187.62 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 35,333 new infections and 28 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (2,524, 119 more), while those requiring intensive care have decreased (515, 12 less).

A total of 6,397,436 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,129,421 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,473,801 (32%) who have received a third dose.

Thursday 13 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 159,161 new infections today, including 70,803 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 7,930,528.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 3,127.91 to a new record high of 3,156.63.

There have been 112 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 473 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 90,620. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.143 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 17,269 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 241 more than yesterday, with 2,227 in intensive care units, a decrease of one. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 13.71% to 13.87%, and in intensive care units, decreased from 23.77% to 23.62%.

A total of 38,956,399 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,125,469 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, after 12 consecutive days of slowing regrowth, the speed of growth (RT) has increased from 1.08 to 1.12. Every 100 infected people pass the virus to 112 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 3,823.13 to 4,011.50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 34,706 new infections and 57 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,405, 93 more), and those requiring intensive care (527, 2 more).

A total of 6,391,155 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,122,935 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,414,126 (31%) who have received a third dose.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered another one-day record of 179,125 new infections, including 78,855 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 7,771,367.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 3,042.11 to a new record high of 3,127.91.

Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 12 January 2022
Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 12 January 2022

There have been 125 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 482 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 90,508. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.165 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 17,028 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 473 more than yesterday, with 2,228 in intensive care units, a decrease of 10. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 13.34% to 13.71%, and in intensive care units from 23.50% to 23.77%.

A total of 38,941,421 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,108,556 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, there have been 12 consecutive days of slowing regrowth of the epidemic. The speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.09 to 1.08, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 108 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 3,666.17 to 3,823.13 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 38,7852 new infections and 35 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,312, 22 more), and those requiring intensive care (525, 5 more).

A total of 6,384,719 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,117,880 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,355,350 (31%) who have received a third dose.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 134,942 new infections since yesterday, including 79,601 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 7,592,242.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 2,989.47 to a new record high of 3,042.11.

There have been 247 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 463 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 90,383. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.19 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 16,555 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 59 more than yesterday, with 2,238 in intensive care units, an increase of 38. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has decreased from 13.40% to 13.34%, and in intensive care units from 22.58% to 23.50%.

A total of 38,927,263 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,093,934 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, there have been 11 consecutive days of slowing regrowth of the epidemic. The speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.12 to 1.09, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 109 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 3,518.28 to 3,666.17 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 43,512 new infections and 89 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,290, 58 more), and those requiring intensive care (520, 20 more).

A total of 6,377,133 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,112,158 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,297,980 (30%) who have received a third dose.

Monday 10 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 292,394 new infections since Wednesday, including 44,039 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 7,457,300.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 2,722.27 to a new high of 2,989.47.

There have been 202 new deaths registered since Friday, and 373 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 90,136. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.209 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 16,496 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 2,070 more than Friday, with 2,200 in intensive care units, an increase of 144. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 11.79% to 13.40%, and in intensive care units from 22.06% to 23.58%.

A total of 38,914,739 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,079,025 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, there have been 10 consecutive days of slowing regrowth of the epidemic. The speed of growth (RT) has decreased from 1.18 to 1.12, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 112 others.

Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 10 January 2022
Daily change in the virus reproduction speed (RT) in Catalonia, 10 January 2022

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has fallen from 3,562.76 to 3,518.28 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 12,761 new infections and two deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (2,232, 114 more), while those requiring intensive care remain unchanged (500).

A total of 6,370,889 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,107,937 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,243,604 (29%) who have received a third dose.

Sunday 9 January 2022

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased for a ninth consecutive day, from 1.22 to 1.18. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 118 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 3,429.16 to 3,562.76 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 13,849 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,118, 141 more), and those requiring intensive care (500, 1 more).

A total of 6,367,329 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,105,325 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,206,329 (29%) who have received a third dose.

Saturday 8 January 2022

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased for an eighth consecutive day, from 1.31 to 1.22. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 122 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 3,202.99 to 3,429.16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 31,443 new infections and 79 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been a decrease in the number of hospitalised patients (1,977, 25 less), while those requiring intensive care have increased (499, 28 more).

A total of 6,360,506 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,102,565 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,164,416 (28%) who have received a third dose.

Friday 7 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 242,440 new infections since Wednesday, including 35,311 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 7,164,906.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 2,574.46 to a new high of 2,722.27.

There have been 97 new deaths registered since Wednesday, and 331 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 89,934. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.255 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 14,426 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 1,484 more than Wednesday, with 2,056 in intensive care units, an increase of 73. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 10.58% to 11.79%, and in intensive care units from 21.35% to 22.06%.

A total of 38,889,354 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,052,240 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased for a seventh consecutive day, from 1.33 to 1.31. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 131 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 2,986.49 to 3,202.99 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 12,081 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (2,002, 84 more), and those requiring intensive care (471, 4 more).

A total of 6,350,539 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,096,751 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,117,975 (27%) who have received a third dose.

Thursday 6 January 2022

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased for a sixth consecutive day, from 1.39 to 1.33. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 133 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 2,846.28 to 2,986.49 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 30,942 new infections and 20 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (1,918, 62 more), while those requiring intensive care has decreased (467, 1 less).

A total of 6,350,321 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,096,284 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,117,499 (27%) who have received a third dose.

Wednesday 5 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered 137,180 new infections today, including 83,334 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 6,922,466.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 2,433.94 to a new high of 2,574.46.

There have been 148 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 353 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 89,837. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.298 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 13,359 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 417 more than yesterday, with 2,005 in intensive care units, an increase of 22. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 10.58% to 10.91%, and in intensive care units from 21.35% to 21.58%.

A total of 38,877,584 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,041,112 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased for a fifth consecutive day, from 1.51 to 1.39. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 139 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 2,743.09 to 2,846.28 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 32,556 new infections and 66 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There has been an increase in the number of hospitalised patients (1,856, 60 more), while those requiring intensive care has decreased (468, 7 less).

A total of 6,346,049 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,093,214 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,078,465 (27%) who have received a third dose.

Tuesday 4 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain has registered a further 117,775 new infections, including 72,867 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 6,785,286.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 2,295.80 to a new high of 2,433.94.

Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 4 January 2022
Cumulative incidence of cases in the last 14 days in Spain, 4 January 2022

There have been 116 new deaths registered since yesterday, and 308 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 89,689. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.322 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 12,942 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 603 more than yesterday, with 1,983 in intensive care units, an increase of 9. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 10.10% to 10.58%, and in intensive care units from 21.18% to 21.35%.

A total of 38,859,644 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,028,178 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, the speed of growth (RT) has decreased for a fourth consecutive day, from 1.70 to 1.51. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 151 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 2,568.70 to 2,743.09 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 29,656 new infections and 3 deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,796, 43 more), and those requiring intensive care (475, 23 more).

A total of 6,334,018 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,088,358 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 2,021,763 (26%) who have received a third dose.

Monday 3 January 2022

The Ministry of Health for Spain reports a further 372,766 new infections since Thursday, the last day in which data was updated. The registered infections include 36,876 diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic rises to 6,667,511.

The cumulative incidence rate (the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has risen from 1,775.27 to 2,295.80.

There have been 168 new deaths registered since Thursday, and 249 in the last seven days. The total deaths in the pandemic rises to 89,573. 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 a strong downward trend after 3 months of little change. It today stands at 1.343 deaths per 100 diagnosed infections.

There are currently 12,339 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, 1,571 more than Thursday, with 1,974 in intensive care units, an increase of 171. The occupancy rate for beds taken by coronavirus patients in Spain has increased from 8.81% to 10.10%, and in intensive care units from 19.42% to 21.18%.

A total of 38,843,048 people (82% of the Spanish population) have been vaccinated. This includes 38,016,879 (80% of the population) who have received their full schedule.

In Catalonia, a nightly curfew is in force from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with other social restrictions.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has decreased from 1.81 to 1.70. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 170 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 2,397.13 to 2,568.70 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 7,493 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,753, 82 more), and those requiring intensive care (452, 9 more).

A total of 6,318,300 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,083,365 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,962,732 (25%) who have received a third dose.

Sunday 2 January 2022

In Catalonia, a nightly curfew is in force from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with other social restrictions.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has decreased from 1.87 to 1.81. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 181 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 2,186.67 to 2,397.13 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 8,117 new infections and no deaths registered in the last 24 hours. There have been increases in both the number of hospitalised patients (1,671, 79 more), and those requiring intensive care (443, 10 more).

A total of 6,314,028 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,082,090 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,948,826 (25%) who have received a third dose.

Saturday 1 January 2022

In Catalonia, a nightly curfew is in force from 01.00-06.00 hours, along with other social restrictions.

The speed of growth (RT) in Catalonia has decreased from 1.88 to 1.87. The epidemic remains in a regrowth phase, with every 100 infected people passing the virus to 187 others.

The cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus in 14 days in Catalonia has risen from 1,941.67 to 2,186.67 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been 22,204 new infections and 23 deaths registered since yesterday. There has been a decrease in the number of hospitalised patients (1,592, 20 less), while those requiring intensive care has increased (433, 5 more).

A total of 6,313,696 (82% of the population of Catalonia) have been vaccinated. This includes 6,082,987 (79% of the population) who have received their full schedule, and 1,947,950 (25%) who have received a third dose.



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UK Government Foreign Office advice:all arrivals to Spain from the UK (excluding children under the age of 12 years old) must present proof of vaccination. (January 22, 2022)


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