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 140,510, which represents an increase of more than 5,000 infected in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official count by the Ministry of Health, made public today, Tuesday, April 7. The Community of Madrid, with 40,469 infected, is the autonomous region with the most infected with covid-19.
The number of deceased has risen to 13,798, of which more than a third (5,371 dead) are concentrated in Madrid. On the positive side, 43,208 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 1,679, with at least 96 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 epidemic continues to spread in Catalonia. The number of cases of covid-19 infection in this community amounts to 6,331 people, with 246 deaths.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Vigo].[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in A Coruña].
Coronavirus in Castilla-León: last minute of the number of cases
Castilla y León is close to 10,000 cases: 9,581 positives, of which 982 have died, 2,711 have already been discharged and 346 are still in the ICU.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Zamora].
Coronavirus in Catalonia: last minute of the number of cases
The number of cases of covid-19 infected in this community amounts to 28,323 people, with 2,908 deaths, according to the latest data released by the Health Department 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 78 deaths and more than 1,283 infections, according to the data offered this Tuesday 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 8,767 affected by coronavirus, according to data released at 11:30 am on Tuesday by the Ministry of Health, which indicates that the deaths in the autonomous community amount to 528.[[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 a total of 109 new positives for coronavirus, 41 less than the figures for this Monday, although the data on deaths has risen, 35 more – being on Monday the 24th – while the discharges they continue to increase, with 173 people healed in the last day. In total, 7,743 positives have been registered in the Community (1,236 of them are healthcare facilities – 161 in Castelló, 527 in Alicante and 548 in Valencia -) and 672 people have died (191 of them residential users), which means That 25 of the 35 new deceased are residents of these centers, as explained by the Minister of Health, Ana Barceló, in his daily appearance to report the situation of the coronavirus.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Valencia].
The coronavirus pandemic has left 14 more deaths in the province of Alicante in the last hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 283. The figure has risen slightly from the previous day, when there were 6 deaths.[[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 suffered a slight increase in the number of infections by coronavirus. In the last twenty-four hours, 49 new positives have been confirmed, bringing the total number of affected to 1,369. In addition, three more deaths have been recorded, bringing the number of deaths with Covid 19 to 84 in the archipelago. The Ministry of Health has reported that 537 people have already overcome the disease on the islands, only six more patients 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 88 deaths of people with coronavirus after the data count carried out at 8:00 p.m. by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands. Three deaths in one day represent a reduction compared to the previous day, while the diagnosed cases grow, with 81 in the day, and they already number 1,730 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
The victims of coronavirus in Extremadura have risen to 258 deaths, 30 in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data provided by the Ministry of Health in its daily bulletin. The figure represents the largest increase in fatalities. The number of confirmed infected in the region is 2,116, 48 more than this Monday. Among them, 686 have required hospitalization and 70 patients are admitted to the ICU.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Extremadura].
Coronavirus in Aragon: last minute of the number of cases
The General Directorate of Public Health has released the data of the balance of those affected by covid-19 in the last hours. According to his records, in Aragon 28 deaths have been recorded in the last hours, with which the number of fatalities officially rises to 312 in the community. On the other hand, in the last few hours 102 new positives have been recorded, giving a total figure of 3,449 affected. There are 584 confirmed cases of healthcare professionals.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Aragon].
Coronavirus in Madrid: last minute of the number of cases
The Community of Madrid continues to be the most affected, with 40,469 cases, of which 5,371 have died, 18,410 have recovered and 1,494 are still in intensive care.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Madrid].
Coronavirus in the Basque Country: last minute of the number of cases
The Basque Country, for its part, has exceeded the barrier of 9,000 infected: 9,021 cases, 586 deaths, 3,728 cured and 417 have been admitted to intensive care.
Coronavirus in Navarra: last minute of the number of cases
The positive cases of coronavirus rise this Tuesday in Navarra to 3,355, while the number of deceased has increased to 202, with 15 more deaths in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus in Castilla-La Mancha: last minute of the number of cases
Castilla-La Mancha has reached 11,077 infected, 1,177 deceased, 1,353 healed and 360 in ICU.
Coronavirus in Cantabria: last minute of the number of cases
Cantabria has registered eight deaths from coronavirus, bringing the figure to 85, while the number of those infected has already risen to 1,501.
Coronavirus in La Rioja: last minute of the number of cases
La Rioja is approaching 3,000 infections: 2,846 cases, 160 deaths, 994 discharged and 66 who have been in intensive care at some point.
Coronavirus in Ceuta and Melilla: last hour of the number of cases
The autonomous city of Ceuta has reached this Tuesday the 83 positive cases for COVID-19 and 4 deceased. There are 92 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.”