• Elimination of post-vaccination serological cases

    Today’s update introduces a change in the criteria for defining serological cases, which are those diagnosed by a positive result on an ELISA test or a rapid antibody test. These two tests detect antibodies against COVID-19, so that they indicate that the person has already overcome the infection (these are not active cases but old ones).

    For this reason, they have never been used on to monitor the evolution of the epidemic, nor are they taken into account in the calculations of epidemiological indicators (IA7, IA14, Rt, RR, positivity, etc.). These cases are only shown as a cumulative total in the "Accumulated confirmed cases" box tooltip. Antibody tests are positive in people who have already had the infection but also in those who have been vaccinated.

    For this reason, as of today, those positive results to an ELISA test or a rapid antibody test that have been performed after the administration of the first dose of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine will not be considered as cases. There are currently 47,792 confirmed cases for antibody detection, of which 5,898 are subsequent to the administration of the vaccine and therefore as of today are excluded from the count. For this reason in today's publication there are fewer accumulated cases than in yesterday's, but the monitoring indicators will not be altered as they have always been based only on cases diagnosed by PCR or RAT.

  • The data in the vaccination tab have been adapted to the new features introduced in update 5 of the vaccination strategy of the Interterritorial Health Council:
    1. Prioritization groups by age are defined by year of birth and not by age at the current time. For example group 5A (80 years or older) now also includes those born in 1941 who are still 79 years old
    2. It is considered that people aged 65 and under should only receive a dose of vaccine if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 prior to administration (previously this criterion was applied only to people aged 55 or under).
  • As of today, you can check the % of vaccinations by priority groups. Collectives will be included as they are called for vaccination.
  • We add vaccine download files by county, municipality and ABS. They contain new information such as the product administered or the reasons why vaccination has been ruled out.
  • We add vaccination data.
  • We publish a new screen that collects the evolution of positive cases for RAT in symptomatic patients. These data, unlike the total cases, are consolidated on the same day of the operation. They can be used to advance the trend of the cases by a few days.
  • We substitute the information on patients admitted to the ICU with the data provided by the Catalan ICUs themselves, which include both SISCAT hospitals and the private network.
  • We created a new UCI menu that collects this daily information in an aggregated way. This information cannot be disaggregated at the AGA, county or municipality level, so it will only be shown on the specific screen and on the initial screen in the current situation
  • We separate the information from the active infection tests performed between PCR and antigen (TA) tests.
  • We add the reference population of the different entities (counties, municipalities and AGA).
  • From today, the monitoring of hospital data will be done with patients admitted at any given time and not with new admissions for the period.
  • We add the cumulative incidence of 14 days (IA14).
  • We publish the Spanish and English versions of
  • Outbreak risk (iEPG) maps, spread rate (Rt), confirmed PCR/RAT case rates per 100,000 population, median age of confirmed cases, PCR/RAT rate per 100,000 population, and available are available. percentage of positive PCR/RAT. You can find them in the "Maps" section.
  • We change the update time of the web portal at 10 in the morning.
  • As of today, web downloads are linked to the Open Data portal. You will find two links: one to view the data and the other to download it. You can access these downloads both from the web portal and from the Open Data portal.
  • In the territorial tree of regions / AGA, we have divided the health region of Barcelona into three: Barcelona City, Metropolitana Nord and Metropolitana Sud. You will also find all the data at the level of these three regions.
  • We have added a page on the web with daily counts of PCR/RAT confirmed Cases, Number of PCR/RATs done, Percentage of positive PCR/RATs, Income and deaths. You will find it in the top menu of the website next to the weekly data.
  • Consequently, the page we called "Detail" is renamed "Weekly" and you will find all the weekly information you already had.
  • website is up and running, which you can use to monitor the epidemiology of the COVID-19 epidemic in Catalonia.