The first case of COVID-19 in Spain was confirmed on 31 January 2020, when a German tourist tested positive in the Canary Islands. By mid February, community transmission had begun, and the disease had spread to all 50 provinces by mid March. A state of emergency was declared on 14 March, and on 30 March all non-essential activities were halted. Three days later, 950 people died of COVID-19 in a 24-hour period—the most of any country in a single day at the time. By late April, there had been over 200,000 cases, with over 23,000 deaths, although actual case numbers are likely to be higher due to limited testing and reporting.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases


  • Cases per 100,000 people


  • Deaths


  • Recovered cases


  • Days since first case


  • Days since 100 cases


  • Days since highest daily increase


These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

Government of Spain COVID-19 policies

Last updated 6 May 2020

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