Spain: confirmed coronavirus cases by region 2023

As of January 3, 2023, the Spanish region suffering the highest number of COVID-19 cases was Catalonia, with over 2.6 million patients. The impact in the community of Madrid and Andalusia was also significant, with around 1.9 million and approximately 1.6 million confirmed cases of the disease, respectively.

The outbreak in Spain

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Spain was documented in La Gomera, Canary Islands, at the end of January 2020. Since then, Spanish authorities have reported around 13.6 million cases and over 117 thousand deaths as a result of complications stemming from the disease. Not only the highest number of cases, but also most deaths have been reported in Catalonia and the Community of Madrid.

COVID-19: background information

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a novel coronavirus that had not previously been identified in humans. The first case was detected in the Hubei province of China at the end of December 2019. Since then, multiple cases have been reported each day. At the beginning of the pandemic, few was known regarding the virus. Though some aspects still remain unclear, more information has been collected since the outbreak started, allowing a better understanding of the disease and its prevention and treatment, including the production of new vaccines.

Find the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus pandemic in the world under Statista’s COVID-19 facts and figures site.

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