MAPS: Where are the coronavirus hotspots in Spain right now?

MAPS: Where are the coronavirus hotspots in Spain right now?
Map showing hotspots in Catalonia
Spain is experiencing the fastest growth rate of new coronavirus infections on the continent with new outbreaks being recorded across the country every day. Where are the danger zones?

Fears that a second wave is upon us comes as authorities consider imposing new lockdown measures and how best to curb the infection rate at a critical moment just days before the mass movement of people occurs at the end of August with the end of the holiday period.

Authorities have still not outlined how schools can safely reopen at the start of the academic year in early September and where new measures will have to be imposed to limit class sizes, ensure social distancing in the class room, and keep both teachers and pupils safe.

But each of Spain's regions is facing different challenges as some struggle to contain new infections while other provinces remain largely virus free. 

The map below shows the 14-day COVID-19 case notification rate per 100 000 in each region, according to the latest data published on August 20th. 

 

Spain is  top of the list of EU/EEA countries for the number of new cases per population size according European Centre for Disease Protection and Control (ECDC) with Spain currently the only country listed with more than 100 new cases per 100,000. 

In fact the 14-day accumulated incidence of coronavirus cases registered in Spain now stands at 152.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants up from 132.2 a week ago.

This is how Spain compares to the rest of Europe: 
 
 
 
By tracking the number of new infections authorities are able to identify “outbreaks” or “brotes” as they are known in Spain. This interactive map by OndaCero allows you to find out how many “active outbreaks” are present in a region at the current moment in time. 
 
By Friday 21st August, authorities had recorded 1,140 separate active outbreaks across Spain. Click on the map below to discover the number in each region. 
 
Map above showing incidences of outbreaks: OndaCero
 
Madrid is currently registering one third of all new cases detected in Spain, partly due to a new widespread testing policy intrdouced in some of the worst hit neighbourhoods of the capital. 
You can discover exactly where the outbreaks are by exploring the interactive map produced  by the Madrid regional authorities, just click on the image below where the darker shades represent the higher number of infections.
 
 
For incidences in Catalonia, check out the interactive map produced by the regional government that allows you to search for outbreaks and number of infections in each Catalan municipality.
 
 
 
Valencia is one of the regions of Spain with the least incidences of new outbreaks. But still the number of new infections there is rising. Take a look at the recent cases in each municipality in the interactive map produced by Valencia regional governement. (Clicking on the map will take you to the interactive version on the Generalitat Valenciana page.
 
 
The Canary Islands have a similar tool to breakdown data from the archipelago. (Click on the map below to find out more)
 
Authorities on the Balearic Islands don't produce a map that is easy to consult but all the latest data from the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera can be found on the regional government website HERE.
 
Meanwhile in Andalucia, the number of new infections are also on the rise, but have yet to reach the worrying levels seen in the worst hit regions. 
 
 
Check out the latest data by clicking on the map below: 
 
Each week, updated figures are published on the Ministry of Health showing the development of Covid-19 infections by region.
 
This is the latest data provided for region by clicking through on the map.
 
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