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 124,736, which represents an increase of 7,026 infected in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official count of the Ministry of Health, made public this Saturday, April 4. The Community of Madrid, with 36,249 infected, is the autonomous region with the most infected with covid-19.
The number of deceased has risen to 11,744, of which more than a third (4,723 dead) are concentrated in Madrid. On the positive side, 34,219 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 1,522, with at least 76 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. The trickle continues and there are already 186 dead, counting those who died in hospitals and in nursing homes. They are 27 more than those registered the previous day.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Vigo].
The health area of A Coruña touches the thousand infected by coronavirus (990) when it is just one month after the first case detected in the city: a 49-year-old man who traveled from Madrid for a job interview. Since March 4, the number of cases has not stopped increasing and although yesterday set a new record for hospitalizations (266) and ICU patients (53), experts point out that the evolution is observed when analyzing the daily figure of new income.[[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 8,332, with 786 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 24,734 people, with 2,508 deaths, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health.[[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 52 deaths and more than 1,188 infections, according to data offered this Saturday 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 7,869 affected by coronavirus, according to data released at 11:30 am this Saturday by the Ministry of Health, which indicates that the deaths in the autonomous community amount to 426.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Andalusia].[[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 Minister of Health, Ana Barceló, has released this Saturday the data regarding the condition of Covid-19 in the Valencian Community. Thus, the balance leaves 277 new positives, representing a reduction of 46 compared to those registered the previous day. In addition, the head of Sanitat has pointed out that there are 60 deceased, which is eight fewer than those registered yesterday. For their part, the growth continues. So far, a total of 695 have been registered, totaling 103 more than yesterday.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Valencia].
The Valencian Community adds, according to the latest data offered by the Ministry of Health, 6901 positives, of which 3,555 have been declared in Valencia, 2,556 in Alicante and 787 in Castelló. Currently a total of 1,977 patients are admitted by covid-19 throughout the Valencian health system.[[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 forecasts are fulfilled and the Balearic Islands improves the data of deaths and those infected by coronavirus. In the last 24 hours, only two people have died on the islands, reaching 71 deaths with coronavirus. Furthermore, there are only 14 new infected (1271 in total). The number of recovered amounts to 422, 47 more than yesterday.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Mallorca].[[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 78 deaths of people with coronavirus after the data count carried out at 8:00 p.m. by the Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands Government. Five deaths in one day have accumulated 38 deaths so far this week, while the diagnosed cases have grown, with 74 in the day, and already number 1,564 infected 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
In the region the deceased amount to 208, 8 more than yesterday, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health this Saturday, April 4. Extremadura has a total of 1,979 positives, 86 confirmed in the last 24 hours. Admitted to the ICU, 64 and the number of cured amounts to 205.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Extremadura].
Coronavirus in Aragon: last minute of the number of cases
In Aragon there are 3,078 positives and 251 deaths from the pathogen, 189 more than this Friday, April 3.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Aragon].
Coronavirus in Madrid: last minute of the number of cases
The Community of Madrid registers this Saturday a total of 4,723 patients with deceased coronaviruses, 240 more compared to the previous day, and the number of confirmed cases amounts to 36,249, which has increased by 2,061 in the last 24 hours, according to latest data provided by the Ministry of Health.[[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 33 new deaths from coronavirus in the last hours, bringing the total number of people dead to 477, while the number of new infections has risen to 360, bringing the total number of infected to 8,187, according to data from the Ministry of Health collected until eight at night this past Friday.
Coronavirus in Navarra: last minute of the number of cases
The positive cases of coronavirus ascend this Saturday in Navarra to 2,972, which means 136 more than yesterday, while the number of deceased has increased to 171, with 20 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus in Castilla-La Mancha: last minute of the number of cases
Castilla-La Mancha has registered this Saturday 989 deaths from coronavirus, while the number of infected amounts to 9,324, 801 more than in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus in Cantabria: last minute of the number of cases
Coronavirus cases in Cantabria rise to 1,384, where 4 more deaths have been recorded, reaching 68.
Coronavirus in La Rioja: last minute of the number of cases
La Rioja has reached 2,405 confirmed cases of Coronavirus COVID-19. In addition, 128 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 Saturday reached 73 positive cases for COVID-19 and 2 deaths. There are 79 coronavirus cases 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” allocation to companies for the purchase of 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.”