Coronavirus in Spain (13 Nov) – overall incidence rate now under 500

Coronavirus in Spain (13 Nov) – overall incidence rate now under 500

A local policeman being tested in Mollerussa

Report updated in Spain at 19h on Fri 13 Nov

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures

Also read: Details of curfews & restrictions for all regions of Spain during ‘State of Alarm’

The latest official figure* released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday 13 November for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) since the start of the pandemic is now 1,458,591. This is an overall increase of 21,371 against the figure released on Thursday. The ministry claims that 8,775 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours. 

The overall accumulated incidence rate for Spain is now 498.19 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. Yet it is only under 500 in five regions: the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, the Valencia region, Galicia and Madrid.

The peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period during this ‘second wave’ in Spain was on 30 October, when 9,723 new cases were registered. During the ‘first wave’, it was on 31 March when 9,222 new cases were registered.

Of the 21,371 overall increase in confirmed cases since Thursday’s figures, 5,095 are in Andalusia, 3,736 in Catalonia, 2,136 in the Valencia region, 1,935 in Madrid, 1,599 in Castilla y León, 1,386 in the Basque Country and 1,040 in Murcia.

There have now been 234,280 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 1,458,591. The figure for the past 7 days is 102,896.

According to the latest data, the number of people currently requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 20,296 across Spain – of which 3,125 are in intensive care (UCI). This currently represents a total 31.75% occupation of intensive care wards for Covid-19 patients across Spain (yesterday’s figure was 31.96%). Hospital data could include patients who have shown symptoms of Coronavirus, but are still awaiting test results. The full data shows the numbers per region and % occupancy of UCI wards.

The official figure* for the total number of Coronavirus-related deaths on Friday 13 November is now 40,769 – an increase of 308 since Thursday. It is now a total of 1,315 deaths in the last 7 days.

The highest increase of deaths to date for a 24-hour period during this ‘second wave’ in Spain was on 10 November when 411 deaths were registered. The peak of recorded deaths for a 24-hour period during the ‘first wave’ was on 2 April when 950 deaths were registered.

Increase in infections

Figures released on Thursday had shown an overall increase of 19,511 infections over Wednesday, with the ministry claiming that 7,759 had occurred in a 24 hour period.

Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 19,096 infections over Tuesday, yet 8,943 in a 24 hour period. The ministry has not been updating its figures during the weekends since Friday 3 July.

Of the 8,775 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Friday 13 November, the numbers per region are as follows:

  • 1,519 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 1,551)
  • 1,293 in the Basque Country (1,269)
  • 1,208 in Catalonia (221)
  • 789 in Andalusia (717)
  • 672 in Galicia (553)
  • 664 in Asturias (605)
  • 630 in Aragón (705)
  • 383 in Murcia (314)
  • 311 in Extremadura (449)
  • 275 in the Valencia Region (199)
  • 226 in Cantabria (258)
  • 218 in Navarra (234)
  • 171 in La Rioja (177)
  • 123 in Castilla La Mancha (186)
  • 111 in the Balearic Islands (104)
  • 93 in the Canary Islands (104)
  • 28 in Castilla y León (29)
  • 45 in Ceuta (41)
  • 16 in Melilla (43)

A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.

A local policeman being tested in Mollerussa
A local policeman being tested in Mollerussa, Catalonia, where mass testing was recently carried out. (Photo courtesy Ajuntament de Mollerussa)

New ‘State of Alarm’ – restrictions across Spain

The Spanish Congress recently voted to extend the new State of Alarm until 9 May 2021. The nationwide State of Alarm was declared on Sunday 25 October to combat further cases of Coronavirus, initially for a period of 15 days. The key purpose is to enable the regional governments of Spain the legal requirements to impose and enforce nighttime curfews and other restrictions, where required. Full details here: New ‘State of Alarm’ in Spain.

In a separate report and being regularly updated, we have detailed all the curfew times and key restrictions in place for each region of Spain. Most regions have now issued border closures and there are many municipality confinements. Many regions have also restricted the opening hours of bars and restaurants, or ordered their closure. Our full, on-going report is here: Details of curfews & restrictions for all regions of Spain during ‘State of Alarm’

ALSO READ: Spain resists home confinement measures, but will review in ‘2-3 weeks’

Spain has announced that it will begin requiring travellers from countries severely affected by Coronavirus to show a negative result from a PCR test upon their arrival. Full report here: Spain to require visitors from high-risk countries to present negative PCR tests

*Discrepancies in figures

Although the Health Ministry updated its official Coronavirus mortality figures on 19 June following discrepancies with the data released by some of the country’s regional health authorities – there are still differences in the ‘excess mortality’ figures published for Spain during the first half of this year. Click here for full report: Spain’s ‘excess mortality’ during Coronavirus pandemic is over 43,000

Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) published figures showing that the number of deaths for the first 21 weeks of 2020 were 24% higher than for the same period in 2019 – based on information received from the country’s civil registries (1 January to 24 May). The number of deaths during this period for 2020 was 43,945 higher than in 2019.

Click here for all previous reports on: Coronavirus in Spain

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