COVID-19 case distribution by age group in Spain March 2020

The coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan and spread to all Spanish regions mostly affected those aged 50-59 years old and 70 to 79 years, according to the most recent data. Some 16.5 percent of people infected by the coronavirus in Spain were aged in that age range. About 18 percent of those that contracted the COVID-19 aged 80 or over died from the complications caused by this virus during the same period. As of March 25, the number of people affected by this coronavirus in Spain was over 42 thousand. Madrid, the Spanish capital and the region with the highest number of cases, had a transmission rate of 185.4 cases every 100 thousand people as of the same date.

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.

Percentage distribution of people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in Spain as of March 22, 2020, by age group

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

as of March 22, 2020

Number of respondents

19,000 cases

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spain"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.