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 a person in Catalonia had tested positive for Covid-19, there was a steep and swift increase in cases and deaths, though thankfully — and as evidenced by the more recent easing of measures — these have decreased and stabilized significantly.
As of September 22, 2021, official figures, released daily on this website, state there have been 982,945 confirmed Covid-19 cases (PCR tests and others including antibody tests).
On April 15, 2020, 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 September 22, 2021, a total of 23,850 people with or suspected to have had the virus have died since the beginning of the outbreak according to funeral homes.
The vaccine rollout began in Catalonia on December 27, 2020. As of September 22, 2021, 5,867,294 residents have been given the first dose of the vaccine, 74% of the total population. Out of those, 4,984,059 have also been administered a second dose (63% of the total population). 5,660,417 residents are considered to be fully immunized (71.5%). Under 65s who have already had the virus are only required to have the first dose, and others have received a single-dose jab. Therefore, the % of two doses administered and % fully immunized do not match.
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Total health system and funeral home figures
Last updated September 23, 10:10 CEST
Number of people diagnosed per day
Hospitalized patients and ICU patients from July 29, 2020
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
Covid-19 data errors and changes
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. It 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 information on the total number of people that are currently hospitalized or in ICUs.
165 Covid-related deaths over the weekend of January 23 to January 24 were announced by funeral homes on January 25, 2021. Due to a system error, these cases were not added to the death tolls for the corresponding days but that of January 25.
On June 16, 2021, the total number of cases decreased due to a decision not to count 5,898 positive antibody tests as they were taken from people who had already received one dose of the vaccine.
On June 27, 2021 the health department informed that the vaccination data for the previous day could not be updated, and would be added to the June 28 update in the June 27 figures.
The 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.