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 152,446, representing an increase of more than 5,756 infected in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official count by the Ministry of Health, made public this Thursday, April 9. The Community of Madrid, with 43,877 infected, is the autonomous region with the most infected with covid-19.
The number of deceased has risen to 15,328, of which more than a third (5,800 dead) are concentrated in Madrid. On the positive side, 52,065 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 1,737, with at least 110 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
Nine people have joined the list of deaths in Galicia from coronavirus in recent hours, as reported by Sergas this noon. These new deaths put the number of Covid-19 victims in the community at 297, after yesterday’s second blackest day was recorded with 24 deaths.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Vigo].
The health area of A Coruña returned to record yesterday a decrease in the number of patients with hospitalized Covid-19, going from 247 to 229. Eighteen admitted less in 24 hours, for the second consecutive day. To find a day with fewer patients with coronavirus in the hospital centers of A Coruña and Cee, it is necessary to go back to ten days ago, specifically, to March 29, when there were 198.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in A Coruña].
Coronavirus in Castilla-León: last minute of the number of cases
Castilla y León already exceeds 10,000 cases: 10,581 positives, of which 1,082 have died, 3,242 have already been discharged and 338 are still in the ICU.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Zamora].
Coronavirus in Catalonia: last minute of the number of cases
he number of cases of covid-19 infected in this community amounts to 31,043 people, with 3,148 deaths (107 more than those registered the previous day), 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 88 deaths and more than 1,356 infections, according to data offered this Thursday 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 9,261 affected by coronavirus, according to data released at 11:30 am this Thursday by the Ministry of Health, which indicates that the deaths in the autonomous community amount to 652.[[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 309 new positive for coronavirus, 428 discharges and 43 more died since the last update on Wednesday. In total, positives in the region rise to 7,964 (1,377 are health) and 43 people have died. Yesterday, the number of deaths from Covid-19 was 52 people, while those infected were 212.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Valencia].
The province of Alicante has added in the last 24 hours 18 more deaths due to coronavirus, with a total of 310 since the start of the pandemic.[[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 moderates its advance on the islands. The cases of new infections have experienced a slight drop, with 36 positives confirmed in the last hours, seven fewer than the previous day. The total number of people affected by Covid-19 in the Balearic Islands is 1,448.[[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 92 deaths of people with coronaviruses after the data count carried out at 8:00 p.m. by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands. A single deceased this Wednesday reflects a drastic reduction in deaths in recent days, with seven deaths so far this week371. The diagnosed cases also remain in control parameters, with 72 in the day, and they already total 1,834 infected since the start of the pandemic and 185 so far this week.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in the Canary Islands].
Coronavirus in Extremadura: last minute of the number of cases
Twelve new deceased increase the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Extremadura to 283 since the start of the pandemic, according to data offered by the Ministry of Health in its daily bulletin. Contagions amount to 2,273, 89 in the last 24 hours. The ICU admissions are already 99. Meanwhile, the healed go up to 381.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Extremadura].
Coronavirus in Aragon: last minute of the number of cases
The dreaded daily balance of the coronavirus in Aragon left a bittersweet taste yesterday, with two very positive data in the general evolution, such as the slowdown in infections and that the discharges are approaching in number to the latter, but clouded by the blow of the deceased: 37 in a single day, the worst data to date.[[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 43,877 cases, of which 5,800 have died, 21,121 have recovered and 1,433 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 9,500 infected: 9,806 cases, 689 deaths, 4,514 cured and 433 have been admitted to intensive care.
Coronavirus in Navarra: last minute of the number of cases
The positive cases of coronavirus rise this Thursday in Navarra to 3,575, while the number of deceased has increased to 214, with 8 more deaths in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus in Castilla-La Mancha: last minute of the number of cases
Castilla-La Mancha has reached 12,489 infected, 1,322 deceased, 1,766 cured and 342 in the ICU.
Coronavirus in Cantabria: last minute of the number of cases
Cantabria has registered six deaths from coronavirus, bringing the figure to 98, while the number of those infected has now risen to 1,619.
Coronavirus in La Rioja: last minute of the number of cases
La Rioja already exceeds 3,000 infections: 3,026 cases, 182 deaths, 1,172 discharged and 69 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 Thursday the 84 positive cases for COVID-19 and 4 deaths. There are 93 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:
– 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 approved on March 17 an economic and social shock plan to deal 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-).
Pedro Sánchez’s government also approved several measures on March 31 to guarantee the housing of tenants affected by the crisis. These are the rental aids for coronavirus:
Microcredits to pay the rent. The State makes microcredits available to tenants of small landowners at interest rates 0 so that people who are in a vulnerable situation can pay the rent.
Great owners: take away 50%. Large homeowners -funds, socimis and real estate- must carry out a 50% reduction or a debt restructuring in 3 years.
The State will pay the rent to the most vulnerable (people who remain vulnerable after the crisis). Up to 900 euros per month and 200 euros for the payment of supplies, maintenance, etc.
Extension of leases. Extraordinary 6-month extension of the rental contracts for the habitual residence to avoid abusive increases.
Suspension of evictions. The Executive orders the suspension of evictions without housing alternative for six months after the end of the state of alarm.
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 subsides, in the US the epidemic is advancing and in Italy the data have not yet given rise to hope. The latest information indicates that the number of infected continues to grow rapidly.