He coronavirus has subjected the world to a health crisis that will mark an era. After exploding in China a few months ago, the covid-19 has managed to spread to all continents, although it has been primed especially in Europe and the United States, already becoming the epicenter of infections. After frightening the Asian giant, Italy was the European power that received the greatest onslaught of cases, although these have multiplied exponentially in Spain in recent days to the point of the alarm state has been prolonged. These are the most relevant data of the day:
Figures of infected and deceased in Spain
The cases of coronavirus registered in Spain they rise to a total of 110,238, representing an increase of more than 8,000 infected in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official count by the Ministry of Health, made public today, Thursday, April 2. The Community of Madrid, with 32,155 infected, is the autonomous region with the most infected with covid-19.
The number of deceased has risen to 10,003, of which more than a third (4,175 dead) are concentrated in Madrid. On the positive side, 26,743 patients have been discharged. In any case, it should be borne in mind that as regards the number of infected, the Health data are usually somewhat lower than the real ones, since the regional councils always have more up-to-date data.
After Madrid, Catalonia is the community with the most infections:
Last hour of the coronavirus
Coronavirus in Asturias: last minute of the number of cases
The coronavirus epidemic continues to plague Asturias. The number of cases of infected by covid-19 in this community are already more than 1,380, with at least 69 deaths, according to the latest official data.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Asturias].
Coronavirus in Galicia: last minute of the number of cases in Vigo and A Coruña
Nine more people join the growing list of fatalities of the coronavirus in Galicia. They are eight men and a woman who put the total death toll at 130, according to information sent by Sergas this morning. One of the dead, an 87-year-old man who was admitted to the Santiago University Hospital Complex, had no previous pathologies, unlike the other eight died in the last hours and the vast majority of cases.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Vigo].
There are already 41 deaths with coronavirus in the Coruña health area since the start of the pandemic and 130 in total in Galicia. The last four deceased in the University Hospital of A Coruña (Chuac) are four men of 70, 76, 78 and 87 years, all with previous pathologies, according to hospital sources.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in A Coruña].
Coronavirus in Castilla-León: last minute of the number of cases
The number of cases of covid-19 infection in this community amounts to 7,355, with 641 deaths, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Zamora].
Coronavirus in Catalonia: last minute of the number of cases
The coronavirus epidemic continues to spread in Catalonia. The number of cases of infected by covid-19 in this community amounts to 21,804 people, with 2,093 deaths, according to the latest data released by the Department of Health of the Generalitat.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Catalonia].
Coronavirus in Murcia: last minute of the number of cases
The Region of Murcia already registers at least 42 deaths and more than 1,084 infections, according to data offered this Thursday at 11:30 AM, from the Ministry of Health.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Murcia].
Coronavirus in Andalusia: last minute of the number of Malaga and Córboba cases
Andalusia already reaches 6,972 affected by coronavirus, according to data released at 11:30 this Thursday by the Ministry of Health, which indicates that the deaths in the autonomous community amount to 343.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Andalusia].
The Ministry of Health and Families reports that 95 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Córdoba in the last hours. Thus, the total number of affected in the province amounts to 782 infections and 25 deaths.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Córdoba].
Coronavirus in the Valencian Community: last minute of the number of cases in Alicante and Valencia
The death toll from the coronavirus in Valencia and the Valencian Community is already over 400 with the 48 new deaths registered yesterday. Since the pandemic began, a total of 443 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 disease. The number of infected people rises today to 6,308 after increasing the number of positive cases in another 386, less than yesterday, when 414 new infections and 53 deaths were recorded.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Valencia].
A total of 21 people have died in the last hours from the coronavirus in the province of Alicante. It is the highest number since the pandemic began. According to the data that the Minister of Health has offered in his usual press conference, there are 772 people admitted to hospitals in the province of Alicante, 141 of them in Intensive Care Units.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Alicante].
Coronavirus in the Balearic Islands: last minute of the number of cases in Mallorca and Ibiza
The Balearic Islands has 73 new cases diagnosed with coronavirus and reaches 1,204 infected on the islands, while six people who had tested positive for the virus have died in the last hours, bringing the death rate to 57 since the start of the pandemic in the archipelago.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Mallorca].
Of those diagnosed, 105 are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of different hospitals on the islands, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health. The positive fact is that the number of people who have overcome the disease also increases: 69 more people than yesterday, which brings the number up to 239.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Ibiza].
Coronavirus in the Canary Islands: last minute of the number of cases
The Canary Islands registers 68 deaths of people with coronavirus after the data count carried out by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands. Six deaths in one day accumulate 28 deaths so far this week, while the diagnosed cases show a contention, with 64, and already add up to 1,444 cases since the start of the pandemic.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in the Canary Islands].
Coronavirus in Extremadura: last minute of the number of cases
The death toll from the coronavirus in Extremadura is 181, after 29 deaths in the last 24 hours. It represents the worst increase since the disease reached the community. There are 1,837 confirmed positives in the region. The contagion curve shoots up with 158 more than in the previous day. Among them, 62 are in the ICU.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Extremadura].
Coronavirus in Aragon: last minute of the number of cases
The daily part of the Ministry of Health on Thursday has left a small joy in terms of cured patients, who have broken the record in a single day, with 63, to reach the 320 patients who have been discharged. However, the rate of deaths reported continues at a rate similar to that of the last days, with 31 reported yesterday, so that it reaches 200. Contagions also maintain a similar net growth and, with another 209, they remain at 2,700 in the accumulated.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Aragon].
Coronavirus in Madrid: last minute of the number of cases
The Community of Madrid has registered 310 more deaths from coronaviruses in the last 24 hours, 8% more than this Wednesday, and the rise in deaths continues the day after three days of declines, according to data offered this Thursday by the Ministry of Health. In addition, there have been 26 new ICU admissions, a total of 1,528, which percentage translates to 1.73%. Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of deaths has risen to 4,175 and those infected have risen to 32,155, 2,315 more than Wednesday, 7.75% higher.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Madrid].
Coronavirus in the Basque Country: last minute of the number of cases
The Basque Country has registered 43 new deaths due to coronavirus, so the number of deaths amounts to 412 in the Basque Autonomous Community. In addition, 479 new positive cases have been registered for Covid-19, bringing the number of infected people to 7,317, of which 1,906 are admitted to Basque hospitals. The Minister of Health of the Basque Government, Nekane Murga, has released these data in the telematic appearance of the executive before the Permanent Deputation of the Basque Parliament to publicize the measures adopted against the pandemic by covid-19.
Coronavirus in Navarra: last minute of the number of cases
Navarra registers a total of 2,682 positive cases of coronavirus and the number of deceased amounts to 141, which represents an increase of 11 deaths, according to data published this Thursday by the Ministry of Health.
Coronavirus in Castilla-La Mancha: last minute of the number of cases
Castilla-La Mancha has already registered more than 7,682 infected with coronavirus, according to data released by the Ministry of Health. In addition, this Thursday there are already 854 people killed by COVID-19.
Coronavirus in Cantabria: last minute of the number of cases
Coronavirus cases in Cantabria rise to 1,268, where there have been 6 more deaths, reaching 60.
Coronavirus in La Rioja: last minute of the number of cases
La Rioja has reached 2,083 confirmed cases of Coronavirus COVID-19. In addition, 101 people have already died from this cause.
Coronavirus in Ceuta and Melilla: last hour of the number of cases
The autonomous city of Ceuta this Thursday reached 55 positive cases for COVID-19 and 1 died. There are 62 cases of coronavirus in Melilla and one death has also been registered.
The decree of the state of alarm in Spain establishes that people must remain in their homes and only in these cases will they be able to circulate on public roads (always individually, unless accompanied by persons with disabilities, minors, elders, or by other just cause):
– Acquisition of food, pharmaceuticals and basic necessities
– Assistance to health centers, services and establishments
– Travel to the workplace to carry out their work, professional or business provision
– Return to the place of habitual residence
– Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people
– Travel to banks and insurance offices
– Due to force majeure or need situation
– Any other activity of a similar nature (such as walking the dog)
In the framework of the limitation of freedom of movement linked to the state of alarm, some of the prohibited activities are:
– Take a walk, go for a run or to the gym, as well as bathe on the beach
– Go out with minors to a neighboring patio or other common area. Neither adults nor children can stay on the rooftop or play on a community patio
– Visit family or friends (except to serve elderly, dependent or vulnerable people)
– Go to eat at a bar or restaurant (these businesses can only serve food at home)
– Go to entertainment venues (must be closed)
The Council of Ministers has approved an economic and social shock plan to cope with the coronavirus crisis in Spain, which includes a set of economic emergency measures. The total cost will be around 200,000 million euros, as reported by the Government of Pedro Sánchez. These are the 10 most outstanding measures:
Mortgage moratorium. Approval of a moratorium on the payment of mortgages to people who have reduced their income or are unemployed due to the coronavirus.
Payment of supplies. Moratorium on the payment of basic supplies (water, electricity and gas) to vulnerable groups.
Social bonus. Automatic extension until September of the social bonus to beneficiary households.
Attention to elderly and dependent people. Creation of a specific contingency fund to reinforce care for the elderly, homeless and in nursing homes and dependents. Some 300 million euros will be allocated.
Flexibility of municipal spending. Relaxation of the spending rule so that municipalities can use their surplus if they invest it in social care items such as care for dependency, social services and all kinds of social problems associated with the coronavirus crisis. Some 300 million euros will be allocated.
ERTE authorization. The ERTE authorization process (temporary employment regulation files) will be streamlined. They will be considered made by force majeure and will be handled quickly.
Collection of unemployment in case of ERTE. Unemployment benefit guarantee in case of ERTE. All workers affected by these procedures will have the right to collect unemployment even if they do not meet the minimum contribution period required for it. In addition, the time the perception of this benefit lasts (counter to zero) will not be considered consumed.
Extension of unemployment benefit. Automatic extension of unemployment benefits. No one will lose their rights because they cannot go to the employment offices.
Boost to telework. Facilitate teleworking through an “important” endowment for companies to buy computers, while allowing workers to adapt or reduce their workday to care for their dependents, making it possible to reduce 100% of the day.
Help with family care. Right to family care for all workers without being sanctioned or dismissed (reduction of working hours even up to 100% or reorganization for family care up to second grade – grandchildren and grandparents-).
The Government of Spain has established the control of land borders to decrease the risk of spread of the coronavirus. The restriction will last until the alarm state ends. Until that time, only Spanish citizens, residents of Spain, cross-border workers, and those who documentary proof of causes of force majeure or situation of need can access the national territory.
The closure of land borders will not affect the transport of goods to secure the supply chain. Nor to members of diplomatic and consular offices. Spaniards who are out of the country at this time may return. It does not affect Gibraltar or Andorra.
Closed colleges, institutes and universities
Nurseries, schools, institutes and universities remain closed throughout Spain at least during the period of validity of the state of alarm (until Sunday March 29), although it is very likely that this period should be extended.
Situation in China and other countries
While in China the thrust of the coronavirus begins to subside, in the second great epicenter of the disease, Italy, the data have not yet given rise to hope. The latest information indicates that the number of infected continues to grow rapidly.
The Ministry of Defense of China said Tuesday, March 17, in a statement that it had “successfully” developed a vaccine against the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes covid-19 pneumonia, and has authorized human tests, although he did not specify when such trials would begin.
According to the research team, led by epidemiologist Chen Wei, the vaccine has been developed in line with “international standards and local regulations” and is prepared to carry out “large-scale, safe and effective production.”