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Coronavirus in Catalonia: daily figures explained in graphs

See how outbreak has evolved since February 25


12 August 2020 10:32 AM



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 August 13, official figures, which are now released daily on this website, state there have been 109,872 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 August 13, a total of 12,840 people with or suspected to have had the virus have died since the beginning of the outbreak according to funeral homes.

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 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.

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 August 13, 10:09 CET

Number of people diagnosed per day (only PCR and epidemiological test-confirmed diagnoses from July 19)

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Hospitalized patients and ICU patients from July 29

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


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