8,518,975 Cases in Spain 


5,364,534 Recovered
2,243 Critical
91,277 Deaths

Country Cases New Cases Deaths New Deaths Critical Recovered
Spain 8518975 0 91277 0 2243 5364534
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Overview Analysis of Covid-19 for Spain

In this section, we give a short summary about our projections for Spain. NOTE: Our first projection day for Spain is May 9th, 2020. At the time of writing, there has been no change to the initial projection.

The initial population of Spain that has been incorporated into the model is 46,754,783. The measures taken by Spain authorities by date (Day/Month/Year) are:

School closing09/03/20203
Workplace closing09/03/20201
Workplace closing14/03/20202
Workplace closing30/03/20203
Cancel public events10/03/20202
Restrictions on gatherings10/03/20201
Restrictions on gatherings30/03/20204
Close public transport14/03/20201
Stay at home requirements14/03/20202
Restrictions on internal movement09/03/20201
Debt/contract relief17/03/20201
Debt/contract relief31/03/20202
Fiscal measures12/03/2020$ 15999 M
Fiscal measures17/03/2020$ 238509 M
Public information campaigns31/01/20202
Testing policy24/01/20201
Testing policy05/04/20202
Emergency investment in healthcare12/03/2020$ 4213 M
Investment in vaccines17/03/2020$ 26 M

Detailed explanation about the table can be found here.

The first case reported on 09/02/2020 and the first death reported on 03/03/2020.

The aforementioned information is derived from the data and from this point on we analyze our assumptions, choices and conclusions based on the model.

The basic assumption is that the reported data are not showing the reality of Covid-19 spread. This is based on the fact that there is no efficient testing on the whole population. For our analysis, only daily deaths can give a good estimation of the disease progression. This is the reason why we do not calibrate the model to the data, as we want the model to capture what happens in reality, without overfitting.

The reported data for Spain have many errors, authorities in Spain strungle to provide good daily reports. The data in the charts and in the analysis were manually corrected based on ECDC and John Hopkings daily reports.

With this in mind, we assume that around 180 exposed persons entered Spain between 28/01/2020 and 12/02/2020.

The Potential Isolation Effectiveness reached 30% and the Behavioral Risk Reduction reached 85%.

The reaction time of people to the measures is 5 days, on average.

The confirmed cases are around 8% of the real number.

We assume that season has an effect of 45%.

Overall, Spain exceeded the Hospital Capacity. People reacted to the mitigation measures very quickly as the sharp peak denotes. The measures were implemented later than they should have been. This analysis assumes that the measures stay as they are; if any of the aforementioned measures are lifted, the analysis must be updated.

More details about the model can be found here.

Please visit the official website of Spain government for official information.


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