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Easter Monday, April 13th. A holiday in Catalonia, while most of the Spanish state begins a new working week - and for the first time in two weeks, many are actually going to work under the eased lockdown restrictions. Meanwhile the daily death tolls from coronavirus and numbers of new cases in Spain and Catalonia have also eased in the last 24 hours. In Spain, 517 deaths, in Catalonia, 96; with 3,477 new cases detected in Spain and 699 in Catalonia.

In percentage terms all of these figures imply increases of 2-3% on the previous day's accumulated total. Which sounds good although, of course, there is nothing good about 517 people dying. In total, 17,489 have died from the virus in Spain according to the official figures, third in the world behind the United States (22,109) and Italy (19,899), although Spain has more detected cases overall than Italy (169,496 versus 156,363). A breakdown of the Spanish figures shows 34,726 cases detected in Catalonia, the second largest number within the Spanish state after the Madrid region (47,146).

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In the Catalan health ministry's count of cases and deaths among elderly people in residential care, 3,659 people who live in these homes has been diagnosed with coronavirus up till April 11th (an increase of 284 on the previous days figure), based on figures provided by the centres themselves, which may overlap with the figures in the official health ministry list. A total of 1,825 residents of these centres have died of coronavirus, an increase of 162 on yesterday's figure, although deaths of residents that occurred in hospitals will also be counted on the other list.

Below, latest official data and graphs for the coronavirus in Catalonia and Spain.

1. COVID-19 data for Catalonia and Spain

CATALONIA 12th April 2020*
Total confirmed cases 34,726 
New cases in last day 699 (yesterday 1,043)
Total deaths 3,538 
Deaths in last day 96 (yesterday 111)
Total deaths since March 15th in residential care homes** 1,825
Deaths among these residents in last day** 162 (yesterday 96)

SPAIN 13th April 2020*
Total confirmed cases 169,496
New cases in last day 3,477 (yesterday 4,167)
Total deaths 17,489
Deaths in last day 517 (yesterday 619)

*Official Spanish figures for each day are compiled from previous night’s figures from autonomous regions
**This category overlaps with the general "Total deaths" category (residents of homes who die in hospitals are included in both)

2: Daily increases in deaths and cases

CATALONIA: Daily deaths (black), daily increases in confirmed cases (blue)

SPAIN: Daily deaths (black), daily increases in confirmed cases (blue)


3. Total confirmed cases and deaths

Casos= Cumulative cases, Greus= number who have required intensive care, Morts=  cumulative deaths, Altes/Recuperats=  people who have recovered from Covid-19 in Catalonia. 



Confirmed coronavirus cases broken down by autonomous communities (on a touch screen or mouse pad, you can zoom by applying two fingers and separating them)


*Official Spanish figures for each day are compiled from previous night’s figures from autonomous regions