MAPS: Where in Spain are the Covid-19 hotspots right now?

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MAPS: Where in Spain are the Covid-19 hotspots right now? have produced an interactive map.

Spain is firmly in the grip of the second wave of coronavirus but infection rates differ vastly depending on the region and province in which you live and sometimes even the municipality.


The latest data shows that 23,480 new coronavirus cases have been recorded across Spain since Friday, a decline from last Monday’s figure of 31,785.

This means that Spain now has a total number of confirmed infections since the start of the pandemic of 813,412. And with the latest 139 recorded deaths since Friday, the official total number of victims now stands at 32,225. 

But not everywhere in Spain is being affected in the same way with the epicentre still focused on Madrid and notable outbreaks in Navarra, Castile-León and La Rioja.

Spain's Health ministry produces a map that allows you to see the incidence rate recorded each week in each province in Spain based on data reported by regional health authorities.

Advertisement has produced an interactive map that allows you to discover the cumulative incidence rate for every municipality where the data is provided, and it isn't always available for every town in every region in Spain. 


You can now use your phone to get up to the minute geographical information thanks to a new Google Map feature.

Google maps now offers data on Covid-19 outbreak on its navigation system on Android and iOS phones. To use it click on the Covid-19 info button in the “layers” drop-down menu in upper right corner of the screen.

It displays the average number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in that area of the map with a plus or minus to indicate whether the trend is upward or downward.

It uses a scale with colours from grey, through yellow to orange and then red to represent the number of cases with grey less than one case and deep red showing more than 40 cases.

How does Spain compare to the rest of Europe? 

Spain is for many weeks been 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 300 new cases per 100,000. 

In fact the 14-day cumulative incidence of coronavirus cases registered in Spain now stands at 302.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants up from 270.7 three weeks ago.

Madrid authorities produce a map which allows you to see the latest data from each barrio or neighbourhood or "basica health zone" which is how it determines which areas faced extra restrictions in September. 

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.





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