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Coronavirus in Catalonia: daily figures explained in graphs

See how outbreak has evolved since February 25


28 May 2020 02:58 PM



Not long after February 25, 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 May 26, official figures state there have been 65,402 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 6,658 people in Catalonia who have died in medical centers after having been diagnosed or suspected to have contracted the illness.

On May 18, 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, 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 April 15, the Catalan health department began taking into account information 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 May 26 a total of 12,154 people with or suspected to have had the virus have died since the beginning of the outbreak according to funeral homes.

As of May 24, there were also 226,759 suspected coronavirus cases, that is to say, people with symptoms who have been told by medical professionals that they could have the virus, but updated figures have not been provided since.

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.

To read more Catalan News coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in Catalonia, see here.

Total health system and funeral home figures

Last updated May 28, 14:58 CET

Number of people diagnosed per day

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Number of confirmed and suspected Covid-19 deaths at hospitals per day (also other health centers centers from May 20)


  • Coronavirus cases in Catalonia have been on the rise

  • Coronavirus cases in Catalonia have been on the rise