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 117,710, which means an increase of 7,000 infected in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official count of the Ministry of Health, released today Friday April 3. The Community of Madrid, with 34,188 infected, is the autonomous region with the most infected with covid-19.
The number of deceased has risen to 10,935, of which more than a third (4,483 deaths) are concentrated in Madrid. On the positive side, 30,513 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 1,433, with at least 70 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
The coronavirus continues its relentless rhythm of fatalities in Galicia. In the last hours, 11 other people have died in the community, all of them with previous pathologies, as reported by Sergas around 12:00. This places the total at 149 dead, after the 17 registered yesterday.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Vigo].
The health area of A Coruña confirmed this Friday the death in the last hours of three patients with Covid-19 who were admitted to different hospitals in the Coruña area, which registers a total of 266 admissions of people with coronavirus, 11 more than the 255 that were recorded yesterday. In Chuac there are 171 patients on the ward and 53 in the ICU – four more than the 49 admitted yesterday in this unit -, while in the Virxe da Xunqueira de Cee hospital there are 9 patients on the ward. In the private hospital centers there are 8 admitted with Covid-19 in the Chiron, 22 in the Model and 3 in the San Rafael.[[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 infected by covid-19 in this community amounts to 7,875, with 723 dead, 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 23,460 people, with 2,335 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 46 deaths and more than 1,145 infections, according to data offered this Friday 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 7,374 affected by coronavirus, according to data released at 11:30 this Friday by the Ministry of Health, which indicates that the deaths in the autonomous community amount to 376.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Andalusia].
The Ministry of Health and Families reports that 402 new cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in Andalusia in the last hours. Thus, the total number of affected in Andalusia amounts to 7,374. Of the total of Andalusia, 782 cases correspond to Córdoba, which adds 54 new positives in 24 hours, while deaths remain at 25.[[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 coronavirus in Valencia, Alicante and Castelló grows one more day and marks a new daily maximum. From Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon, 68 people died in the Valencian Community, bringing the global count to 511 deaths from coronavirus. Yesterday, the number offered by the councilor Barceló was 48 dead and 386 infected by Covid-19.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Valencia].
The coronavirus pandemic has left 31 more deaths in the province of Alicante in the last hours. It is the highest number recorded in a single day since the pandemic began, and there are 10 more people than the day before, in which 21 people died. The positive fact is that hospital admissions continue to drop, in the province they are 32 less in one day. However, the number of patients who must enter the Intensive Care Units continues to grow and there are already 144 in the province, three more than the previous day[[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 coronavirus pandemic already leaves 69 dead, after this morning the Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of twelve patients who tested positive for Covid-19. This is the highest number accumulated in a single day in the archipelago, although some of the deaths occurred between last Sunday and Wednesday and were pending “validation”, as explained by Salud.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Mallorca].
The Balearic Ministry of Health has just confirmed the death of a patient with coronavirus in Ibiza. This is a 67-year-old woman who was admitted to the Can Misses Hospital and who has died in the last hours, the Government details.[[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 73 deaths of people with coronavirus after the data count carried out at 8:00 pm by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands. Five deaths in one day have accumulated 33 deaths so far this week, while the diagnosed cases have maintained their contention for the past few days, with 46, and there are already 1,490 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 deaths in Extremadura from coronaviruses amount to 200, 19 more in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data provided by the Ministry of Health in its daily bulletin. In the region there are 1,893 confirmed infections, 56 more than yesterday.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Extremadura].
Coronavirus in Aragon: last minute of the number of cases
Aragon has added this Friday another 24 fatalities due to the coronavirus. In total, according to the data provided by the autonomous government, the community has already reached 224 deaths.[[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 308 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 4,483, 7.3% more than the previous day, and for the first time the income in ICUs, 22 fewer people (1.43%) compared to this Thursday. According to the data offered this Friday by the Ministry of Health, the contagions amount to 34,188, that is, 2,033 more than yesterday (6.33%), and the cured ones rise to 13,850, 1,450 more discharges, 11.69%.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Madrid].
Coronavirus in the Basque Country: last minute of the number of cases
The Basque Autonomous Community registers a total of 7,827 positive cases of coronavirus and the number of deceased amounts to 444, according to data published this Friday by the Ministry of Health.
Coronavirus in Navarra: last minute of the number of cases
Navarra registers a total of 2,836 positive cases of coronavirus and the number of deceased amounts to 151, which represents an increase of 10 deaths, according to data published this Friday 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 8,523 infected with coronavirus, according to data released by the Ministry of Health. In addition, this Friday there are already 916 people killed by COVID-19.
Coronavirus in Cantabria: last minute of the number of cases
Coronavirus cases in Cantabria rise to 1,321, where there have been 4 more deaths, reaching 64.
Coronavirus in La Rioja: last minute of the number of cases
La Rioja has reached 2,224 confirmed cases of Coronavirus COVID-19. In addition, 109 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 Friday reached 62 positive cases for COVID-19 and 1 died. There are 70 cases of coronavirus in Melilla and two deaths have been recorded.
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.”