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 130,759, representing an increase of 6,023 infected in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official count by the Ministry of Health, made public this Sunday, April 5. The Community of Madrid, with 37,584 infected, is the autonomous region with the most infected with covid-19.
The number of deceased has risen to 12,418, of which more than a third (4,941 dead) are concentrated in Madrid. On the positive side, 38,080 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 1,605, with at least 80 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 end of the third week of the state of alarm arrives and a start of Easter that will not be such due to the coronavirus epidemic, which has already left more than 200 fatalities in Galicia.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Vigo].
The Coruña health area now exceeds a thousand affected by coronavirus, registering 1,029 cases, of which 119 are concentrated in nursing homes, according to data from Sergas and the Department of Social Policy. A Coruña was the second area with the highest number of new positives in just 24 hours, 39 more, although far from the 181 in Ourense, but the number of hospitalized patients remained and that of those in the ICU fell.[[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 8,749, with 847 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 covid-19 infected in this community amounts to 26,032 people, with 2,637 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 59 deaths and more than 1,235 infections, according to data offered this Sunday 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 8,301 affected by coronavirus, according to data released at 11:30 this Sunday by the Ministry of Health, which indicates that the deaths in the autonomous community amount to 470.[[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 Valencian Community registers today 283 more infected by coronavirus. The figure represents a slight increase in new cases in six people. Thus, the accumulated so far is 7,184. The number of deceased continues to grow, although in this case the new deaths are much less than yesterday. Specifically, 41 people have lost their lives to coronavirus, 19 fewer than the previous day. Since the pandemic was declared, there have been a total of 613 Valencians.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Valencia].
The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the province of Alicante and the Valencian Community, although it seems that it is beginning to do so at a somewhat slower rate. The disease claimed the lives of 26 more people in the Alicante regions between noon on Friday and yesterday morning, bringing the total of fatalities to 245, as explained by the Minister for Universal Health and Public Health in his daily appearance. , Ana Barceló.[[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
Four people have died in the last 24 hours in the Balearic Islands, reaching the death toll of 75 with coronavirus. They are two more dead than yesterday, when there were only two deaths and the islands experienced their “best day” since the beginning of the crisis. This Sunday there are only 22 new infected (1,293 in total, 1.7% more than yesterday). The number of recovered amounts to 461, a total of 39 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 80 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. Two deaths in one day have accumulated 40 deaths so far this week, while the diagnosed cases have grown, with 58 in the day, and already number 1,622 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
Extremadura adds 10 more deaths from coronavirus in one day, which means a total of 218 fatalities since the virus arrived in the region, according to data from the Ministry of Health on Sunday, April 5. In 24 hours, 68 new positive cases have been registered, reaching 2,047. However, the cured are already 215.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Extremadura].
Coronavirus in Aragon: last minute of the number of cases
According to data released by the Ministry of Health of the DGA, Aragon today accumulates 270 deaths (19 more than yesterday’s balance) and a total of 3,232 infected people (154 more cases than those reported on Saturday). This means that the increase in infections has been reduced to 5% when the levels of 20 and 25% were reached last week from one day to the next. The cured in Aragon are already 537.[[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 217 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 4,941 from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, the third consecutive day of declines, and ICU admissions are practically unchanged. Those admitted to the ICUs in the region have only risen by one compared to yesterday, from 1,498 to 1,499, as reported this Sunday 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 38 new deaths of people infected with coronavirus in the last hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 515, while the number of new positives has risen to 441, bringing the total number of infected to 8,628, according to data of the Ministry of Health collected until eight at night this past Saturday.
Coronavirus in Navarra: last minute of the number of cases
The positive cases of coronavirus ascend this Sunday in Navarra to 3,073, which means 101 more than yesterday, while the number of deceased has increased to 178, with nine more deaths in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus in Castilla-La Mancha: last minute of the number of cases
The Government of Castilla-La Mancha, through the General Directorate of Public Health, has confirmed that the number of cases accumulated by COVID-19 amounts to 10,031 people. By provinces, Ciudad Real accumulates 3,854 confirmed cases, Albacete 2,653, Toledo 2,169, Guadalajara 858 and Cuenca 497. Currently there are 2,950 hospitalized cases, of which 357 people need a respirator. It should be noted that it is the first time that the number of epidemiological discharges, 1,149, exceeds the number of deaths, 1,055.
Coronavirus in Cantabria: last minute of the number of cases
Cantabria has not registered any new death due to coronavirus, bringing the figure to 68, while the number of patients cured is already 113, 14 more than the previous day. There are 44 fewer people in the ICU, one less than there were.
Coronavirus in La Rioja: last minute of the number of cases
La Rioja has reached this Sunday the 2,592 confirmed cases of coronavirus by adding, yesterday, a total of 187 new positives. As for the deceased, 6 more people have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the figure to 134.
Coronavirus in Ceuta and Melilla: last hour of the number of cases
The autonomous city of Ceuta this Sunday reached 83 positive cases for COVID-19 and 2 deaths. There are 83 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” 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.”