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 166,019, which means an increase of about 4,167 infected in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official count of the Ministry of Health, made public this Sunday, April 12. The Community of Madrid, with 46,587 infected, is the autonomous region with the most infected with covid-19.
He number of deceased has risen to 16,972, of which more than a third (6,278 dead) are concentrated in Madrid. On the positive side, 62,391 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 1,892, with at least 140 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 fourth week of the state of alarm arrives, which overlaps with that of Easter, which is not being so due to the coronavirus epidemic, which has already left more than 300 fatalities in Galicia.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Vigo].
The A Coruña health area continues the downward trend of those admitted by Covid-19, going from 210 to 193, which translates into 17 fewer hospitalized in 24 hours. To find a day with fewer patients with coronavirus in the hospital centers of A Coruña and Cee, one must go back to March 27, when there were 187.[[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 12,000 cases: 12,118 positives, of which 1,221 have died, 4,010 have already been discharged and 323 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 infection in this community amounts to 34,027 people, with 3,442 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 97 deaths and more than 1,449 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 10,006 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 are 799, which is 62 more.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Malaga].[[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 effects of the coronavirus in the Valencian Community show a clear slowdown. Twenty people have died in the last 24 hours, as reported by the Ministry of Health in its latest balance of daily figures, which is the lowest figure since March 23. Not only that, the comparison of figures in the record of accumulated deaths from the coronavirus reflects a drastic slowdown.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Valencia].[[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 number of diagnoses accumulated in the archipelago to date is 1,534, 27 more than yesterday, while the death toll is at least 112 people, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health.[[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
No one killed this Saturday by coronavirus in the Canary Islands gives rise to the belief that the worst of the pandemic crisis has passed. It is the first day without deaths since March 17, the first blank day after 25 days with an incessant trickle of deceased. The Canary Islands maintains for the second consecutive day the figure of 95 deaths of people with coronavirus after the count of data made at 8:00 pm by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in the Canary Islands].
Coronavirus in Extremadura: last minute of the number of cases
Extremadura has added nine deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, which leaves the balance of fatalities in the region at 312 people, according to the latest data provided by the Ministry of Health in its daily bulletin. 2,580 positive confirmed in the autonomous community, 94 more than in the previous day. 106 patients have had to be admitted to the ICU.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Extremadura].
Coronavirus in Aragon: last minute of the number of cases
Aragon already registers at least 450 deaths and more than 4,070 infections, according to data offered this Sunday at 11:30 AM, from the Ministry of Health.[[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 this Sunday a total of 6,278 patients who died of coronavirus, which represents a rise of 194 more deaths compared to the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases in the Community of Madrid climbs to 46,587, with 1,332 patients admitted to ICUs. Cured patients reach 24,683.[[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 the 10,700 infected: 10,772 cases, 804 deaths, 4,867 cured and 459 have been admitted to intensive care.
Coronavirus in Navarra: last minute of the number of cases
Navarra has accounted for 152 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, reaching a total of 3,969, while the number of deaths is now 232, five more than the previous day. The number of new cases suffers a rebound compared to the one known this Saturday, when 69 cases were added. However, the death toll improves, since nine cases had been registered yesterday.
Coronavirus in Castilla-La Mancha: last minute of the number of cases
Castilla-La Mancha records in the official statistics of the Ministry of Health this Sunday a total of 13,698 infected by coronavirus, while the number of deceased already reaches a total of 1,543 deaths since the health crisis began.
Coronavirus in Cantabria: last minute of the number of cases
Cantabria has registered three new deaths due to coronavirus, bringing the number to 110, while the number of those infected now stands at 1,752.
Coronavirus in La Rioja: last minute of the number of cases
La Rioja already exceeds 3,000 infections: 3,279 cases, 219 deaths, 1,420 discharged and 73 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 this Sunday reached 93 positive cases for COVID-19 and 4 deaths. There are 98 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 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 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 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” endowment for companies to buy 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.