Coronavirus in Catalonia: daily figures explained in graphs
See how outbreak has evolved since February 25, 2020
Not long after February 25, 2020, when health authorities broke the news that there had been a positive Covid-19 diagnosis of a person in Catalonia, figures increased greatly, though thankfully - and as evidenced by the more recent lockdown de-escalation - these have decreased and stabilized significantly.
As of January 26, 2021, official figures, which are now released daily on this website, state there have been 491,097 confirmed Covid-19 cases (PCR tests and others including antibody tests).
On April 15, the Catalan health department began taking into account information on deaths declared by funeral homes on coronavirus-related fatalities, not only at hospitals, but also at care homes, other health centers, homes, and other places.
Following these criteria, as of January 26, a total of 18,925 people with or suspected to have had the virus have died since the beginning of the outbreak according to funeral homes.
Catalonia's inoculation campaign began on December 27, 2020. As of January 26, 2021, 182,433 residents have been given the first dose of the vaccine, 2.36% of the total population. Out of those, 18,271 have also been administered the second dose (0.24% of the total population).
On May 18, 2020, an error was detected in the system of gathering data of confirmed Covid-19 cases. Once this error was corrected, the total number of confirmed cases went down by 3,293 on May 18, bringing the then-total cases down to 60,148.
The following day, 6,385 overall deaths in medical centers were reported, some 229 less than the 24 hours previous, suggesting that figures were also being adjusted in fatalities. However, no explanation was given for the difference in the official daily briefing of the latest Covid-19 figures.
From May 20, the deaths in medical centers have been merged to include those from hospitals and other kinds of health centers, prompting a surge of 156 that day.
On July 30, the health department changed the way in which information is released and no longer shares overall figures on the number of people who have been in serious condition or total patient discharges since the beginning of the pandemic, but rather it provides the number of people who have been hospitalized or in ICUs since April 29 as well as the total number of currently hospitalized and ICU patients.
Funerary services on January 25, 2021 announced 165 deaths related to Covid-19 over the weekend of January 23 to January 24. Due to a system error, these cases were not added to the death tolls for the corresponding days, being counted in that of January 25.
The following graphs show how the pandemic has evolved in Catalonia since the first diagnosis. All figures are provided by the Catalan health department and are updated regularly.
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Total health system and funeral home figures
Last updated January 27, 10:22 CET
Number of people diagnosed per day
Hospitalized patients and ICU patients from July 29
Number of confirmed and suspected Covid-19 deaths per day (at hospitals until May 19, also other health centers from May 20, also elsewhere since August 5)
Outbreak risk (over 100 is high) and transmission rate (over 1 concerns authorities)
Number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in last 14 days
Percentage of population vaccinated