The COVID-19 pandemic in Spain is part of the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
The virus was first confirmed to have spread to Spain on 31 January 2020, when a German tourist tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in La Gomera, Canary Islands.
Post-hoc genetic analysis has shown that at least 15 strains of the virus had been imported, and community transmission began by mid-February.
The lockdown was imposed on 14 March 2020. On 29 March, it was announced that, beginning the following day, all non-essential workers were ordered to remain at home for the next 14 days. Medical professionals and those who live in retirement homes have experienced especially high infection rates. On 25 March, the death toll in Spain surpassed that of mainland China, and only that of Italy was higher.On 2 April, 950 people died of the virus in a 24-hour period—at the time, the most by any country in a single day.