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 135,032, representing an increase of about 4,000 infected in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official count by the Ministry of Health, made public this Monday, April 6. The Community of Madrid, with 38,723 infected, is the autonomous region with the most infected with covid-19.
The number of deceased has risen to 13,055, of which more than a third (5,136 dead) are concentrated in Madrid. On the positive side, 40,437 patients have been discharged. In any case, it should be borne in mind that as regards the number of infected, the Health data is usually somewhat lower than the real data, since the regional departments 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 1,646, with at least 86 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 pandemic continues to claim lives in Galicia. The deaths do not decline: at 206 on Saturday, another 18 were added yesterday. With which, there are already 224 deaths in Galician hospitals or centers for the elderly. The number of infected people exceeds the 5,000 barrier for the first time and reaches 6,151, being 249 more than the day before, although they grew at a slower rate (there were 43 fewer cases). Although according to the Ministry of Health, the accumulated number of infected is 5,944, since it includes the dead, the sick and those discharged. Under this formula, the increase is 319.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Vigo].
The health area of A Coruña added 29 new cases of coronavirus yesterday, reaching 1,058 infected since the pandemic began, but contained the number of hospitalized and more serious patients, those referred to the ICU. The Sergas data reveals that yesterday there were 263 affected people admitted, three fewer than on Saturday and Friday when the figure remained stable. In addition, the number of patients in the ICU did not increase, it continues in 51, and there were 15 discharges.[[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 infected in this community amounts to 9,116, with 919 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 26,824 people, with 2,760 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 68 deaths and more than 1,259 infections, according to data offered this Monday 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 8,581 affected by coronavirus, according to data released at 11:30 am on Monday by the Ministry of Health, which indicates that the deaths in the autonomous community amount to 491.[[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 has registered in the last 24 hours 150 new positive for coronavirus and 24 deceased, which represents a reduction compared to the last days, while discharges continue to increase, with 118 people cured in the last day. In total, 7,334 positives have been registered in the Community (of them 1,188 are healthcare) and 637 people have died (166 of them residential users), as explained by the Minister of Health, Ana Barceló, in his daily appearance to report on the coronavirus situation.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Valencia].
The coronavirus pandemic has left six dead in the latest in the province of Alicante, bringing the total number of deaths to 269. There are also 639 people admitted to hospitals and 141 to 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 coronavirus pandemic leaves six more dead in the last hours in the Balearic Islands, bringing the total number of deaths to 81. The number of infections increased slightly compared to Sunday, after 27 new positives were registered, 2% plus. In total, the total number of people affected by Covid-19 on the islands is 1,320 people.[[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 85 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 45 deaths so far this week, while the diagnosed cases have grown, with 27 in the day, and they already total 1,649 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 already has 228 deaths from coronavirus, 10 more than yesterday, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health in its daily bulletin. The number of infections is 2,068, an increase of 21 new positives in 24 hours. The patients admitted to the ICU are: 66, while discharges have also increased to 223.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Extremadura].
Coronavirus in Aragon: last minute of the number of cases
The spread of the virus appears to be contained in Aragon. In the last 24 hours, according to the data provided by the DGA in the community, there have only been 14 deaths, a figure lower than the 19 registered on the previous day, that of Saturday, April 4. In total, the community has reached 284 deaths this Monday. The number of infected has risen to 3,347 people, of whom 1,637 have required hospitalization (237 are in the ICU). The death toll is 284 and there are 578 confirmed cases of healthcare professionals. In addition, 565 discharges have already been registered.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Aragon].
Coronavirus in Madrid: last minute of the number of cases
The coronavirus epidemic continues to spread in Madrid. The number of cases of infected by covid-19 in this community amounts to 38,723 people, with 5,136 deaths, according to the latest data released 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 of people infected with coronavirus in the last hours, which brings the total number of deaths to 548, while the number of positives stands at 8,810, according to data from the Ministry of Health collected until eight o’clock at night of this past Sunday.
Coronavirus in Navarra: last minute of the number of cases
The positive cases of coronavirus ascend this Monday in Navarra to 3,231, which means 158 more than yesterday, while the number of deceased has increased to 187, with nine more deaths in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus in Castilla-La Mancha: last minute of the number of cases
After the last count corresponding to the last 24 hours, Castilla-La Mancha was placed with 10,602 infected by coronavirus, which represents an increase of 571 cases with respect to Sunday’s data, a percentage rise of 5.7%, which shows that the spikes in the infected are attenuated.
Coronavirus in Cantabria: last minute of the number of cases
Cantabria has registered nine deaths from coronavirus, bringing the number to 77, while the number of cured is now 118, 5 more than the previous day.
Coronavirus in La Rioja: last minute of the number of cases
La Rioja this Monday reached 2,719 confirmed cases of coronavirus. As for the deceased, 7 more people have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the figure to 141.
Coronavirus in Ceuta and Melilla: last hour of the number of cases
The autonomous city of Ceuta has reached this Monday the 83 positive cases for COVID-19 and 3 deaths. There are 86 cases of coronavirus in Melilla and two deaths have been recorded.
The decree of the state of alarm in Spain establishes that people must stay at home and only in these cases will they be able to circulate on public roads (always individually, unless accompanied by people with disabilities, minors, elders, or 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 document documentary reasons 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.”