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Cases of coronavirus confirmed in Spain in 2020 by region

The number of cases* of the coronavirus disease that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan (COVID-19) in Spain amounted to approximately 1.5 million as of November 24, 2020. The virus spread to all Spanish regions, with the community of Madrid suffering the highest number of cases with 340 thousand people. The impact in the regions of Catalonia and Andalusia was also significant, with 290 thousand and 222 thousand cases respectively, figures that stood far from those of the outbreak in Madrid or Catalonia.

Spain: one of the epicenters of the outbreak

Since Spain confirmed its first case, the authorities have confirmed 28.6 thousand deaths as a result of complications from coronavirus, most of them in the Community of Madrid. As of the same date, the number of recoveries Spain registered was significantly higher, with 150.4 thousand patients that were able to regain their health.
In Spain, the first confirmed case was a German tourist spending some days in La Gomera, Canary Islands, at the end of January 2020.
The impact of the outbreak of this disease was such that the global stock markets were affected. The Spanish IBEX-35 was no exception to that, decreasing by 2500 stock market points during the first days of March.

COVID-19: background information

COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that had not previously been identified in humans. The first case was detected in the Hubei province of China at the end of December 2019. Thousands of new cases are being reported each day, and because the illness has only recently been detected, it is not known exactly how the virus is spreading from person to person. However, the outbreak of the SARS coronavirus, which began in 2002, is thought to have spread via cough and sneeze droplets.
Find the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus pandemic in the world under Statista’s COVID-19 facts and figures site.

Number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spain as of November 24, 2020, by autonomous community

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Source

Release date

November 2020

Region

Spain

Survey time period

as of November 24, 2020

Special properties

including discharged cases

Supplementary notes

The Spanish Health Ministry made a series of arrangements as of the 17th April to validate the data collected by the Catalan health authorities. This change will affect the number of cumulative cases until the Ministry releases the newly adjusted figures. As stated by the source: "As of the 20th April, the institution began to issue data corresponding to symptom-free patients with positive antibodies upon diagnosis, which amounted to 1,941 cases that were uncertain to trace back the time of infection or if they developed the COVID-19. Therefore, based on those figures, the number of registered cases of coronavirus to the date amounted to 223,759 in Spain. Health Emergency Director Fernando Simón said these figures will be issued gradually and not daily as up to now".
*Cumulative number of cases via PCR and IgM until the 10th May 2020. Thereafter, the Ministry only counted those cases confirmed via PCR.

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