The coronavirus has subjected the world to a health crisis that will mark an entire 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, 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 the last days to the point of decree the state of alarm. These are the most relevant data of this day.
Figures of infected and deceased in Spain
The cases of coronavirus registered in Spain they rise to a total of 33,089, representing an increase of more than 4,000 infected in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official count by the Ministry of Health, made public today, Monday, March 23. The Community of Madrid, with 10,575 infected, accumulates a third of covid-19 cases in Spain.
The number of deceased has risen to 2,182, of which 1,263 (about two thirds), are concentrated in the Community of Madrid. On the positive side, 3,355 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 and the Basque Country are the communities with the most infections:
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Coronavirus in Asturias: last minute of the number of cases
The coronavirus epidemic continues to plague Asturias. The number of cases of covid-19 infection in this community is close to 600, with at least 13 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 number of coronavirus cases in Galicia amounts to 1,170, which is 285 more than those recorded this Sunday when 885 had been registered in the entire Galician Community, where 19 people have been discharged, three more. As reported by the Ministry of Health in a statement, of the 1,170 cases of coronavirus in Galicia, 298 correspond to the area of A Coruña; 278 to that of Vigo; 189 to that of Santiago; 164 to that of Pontevedra; 142 to that of Ourense; 62 to that of Lugo; and 37 to that of Ferrol.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Vigo].
The health area of A Coruña already has 298 infected people. The good news is that in just 24 hours, seven patients who were admitted to the University Hospital of A Coruña (Chuac) or Cee suffering from this respiratory disease received medical discharge, according to Sergas. A Coruña remains the area with the most positives in the entire community (where there are already 885 affected) but it shortens the distance with other areas: Vigo, for example, has already registered 212 cases.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in A Coruña].
Coronavirus in Castilla-León: last minute of the number of cases
The autonomous community of Castilla y León has added 311 new confirmed cases of people infected by coronavirus, so the figure amounts to 2,055, according to data provided at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23, by the Minister of Health, Verónica Married. In addition, the number of deceased amounts to 124 people, 22 cases in the last hours, of which all, except two, exceeded 70 years.[[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 infected by covid-19 in this community amounts to 5,925, with 245 deaths, according to the latest data released by the Department of Health of the Generalitat.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Zamora].
Coronavirus in Murcia: last minute of the number of cases
The Region of Murcia has already registered 345 cases of coronavirus, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health. The number of patients in home isolation with mild symptoms amounts to 265, while that of hospitalized patients stands at 80. On the other hand, of the total number of patients who remain in hospitals, 23 are admitted to the ICU. The death toll amounts to three people. The last recorded death is that of an 85-year-old man with previous pathologies, who has died in a private hospital in Murcia.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Murcia].
Coronavirus in Andalusia: last minute of the number of Malaga and Córboba cases
Andalusia already has 1,961 affected by coronavirus, 236 more than this Sunday, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health in the updated balance with data at 11.30 on Monday, which indicates that the deaths in the autonomous community amount to 58 eleven more. This Sunday 616 hospitalized in Andalusia were counted, being the province of Malaga the one that concentrated the greatest number of these, with 169, followed by Granada with 145; Seville, 126; Jaén, 62; Córdoba, 39; Cádiz, 34; Huelva, 24; and Almería, 17.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Andalusia].
The mayor of Almedinilla, Jaime Castillo, has confirmed this Sunday the death, which took place yesterday Saturday, of the woman who had come to this town to visit relatives and who had been diagnosed with covid-19. This fatal victim joins the three that Córdoba had already registered last Friday due to the pandemic, given that three men, 87, 86 and 73 years old, who were being treated, died, the first in the discharge hospital of resolution of the Alto Guadiato, in Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo, and the last two, in the Reina Sofía de Córdoba.[[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
In the last 24 hours, ten more people have died from coronaviruses in the province of Alicante, bringing the total number of deaths to around fifty. According to data provided by the Minister of Health, Ana Barceló, the total number of active cases at the moment is 1,901, of which 603 in the province of Alicante.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Alicante].
The Valencian Community, where there are already 1,901 positive cases of coronavirus and 94 deaths, has started the distribution of material provided by the Government and is waiting for the one that will arrive from China, to whose purchase the Generalitat has allocated 11 million euros.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Valencia].
Coronavirus in the Balearic Islands: last minute of the number of cases in Mallorca and Ibiza
The Ministry of Health has confirmed 400 accumulated cases of coronaviruses registered in the Balearic Islands, representing 69 new cases compared to 331 reported on Sunday and a new fatality, the tenth in the archipelago: an elderly man, who died yesterday afternoon in the Son Llàtzer hospital.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Mallorca].
This weekend the first patient with the Pitiüses coronavirus died at the Can Misses Hospital. This is an 85-year-old man who had previous pathologies, including heart disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and had been in the hospital since March 14, they indicated from the Ministry of Health at noon, before pointing out that the deceased is the second patient affected by Covid-19 who required hospital admission “after the one who came from northern Italy”.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Ibiza].
Coronavirus in the Canary Islands: last minute of the number of cases
The Canary Islands Government Health Department confirms a cumulative number of 481 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus at the close of statistics this Sunday, at 8:00 p.m., 67 more than the previous day. Thus, of the total accumulated cases, 172 have required hospital admission and, of them, 32 in the ICU, with seven cures and 11 deaths, reports the regional department, which states that there are two pregnant women in the Maternal and Child Hospital of Gran Canaria , one of them serious in the UMI. Regarding deaths, 10 have been in elderly or elderly people and one in a woman in the 34-year-old range with previous pathology.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in the Canary Islands].
Coronavirus in Extremadura: last minute of the number of cases
The positive cases of coronavirus in Extremadura rise to 493 this Monday, which means 94 more affected, while there are already 18 deaths from this cause in the community, six more than this past Sunday. In addition, the autonomous community of Extremadura has 13 patients admitted to the ICU for this reason, according to new figures published this Monday by the Ministry of Health.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in the Canary Islands].
Coronavirus in Aragon: last minute of the number of cases
The coronavirus epidemic continues to plague Aragon. The number of cases of covid-19 infection in this community amounts to 638, with 32 deaths, according to the latest official data.[[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 242 more deaths with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, which brings the total number of deaths since the epidemic began to 1,263, according to data released Monday by the Ministry of Health. In addition, 10,575 infections have been confirmed in the region (873 more than yesterday), 942 people admitted to the ICU (108 more than on Sunday) and 2,063 healed have been registered (164 more than yesterday). Deaths in the Community of Madrid account for more than half of the total in Spain, where Health has confirmed 2,182 deaths today.
Coronavirus in the Basque Country: last minute of the number of cases
Those who died in the Basque Country from coronaviruses now number 120, after registering 23 new deaths in the last hours. In total, up to eight o’clock in the afternoon of this past Sunday, 324 new cases of Covid-19 have been registered, bringing the total number of infections to 2,421 positives, of which 1,005 remain hospitalized, as reported by the counselor of Cheers, Nekane Murga.
Coronavirus in Navarra: last minute of the number of cases
Navarra currently has a total of 886 positive cases of coronavirus registered, which means 92 more affected compared to the latest known data. The death toll in the Autonomous Community is 24 people.
Coronavirus in Cantabria: last minute of the number of cases
The Ministry of Health has confirmed a total of 347 positive cases for coronavirus COVID-19 since the health crisis began in Cantabria until this Sunday at 9:00 p.m., of which 330 are still active, and 140 are hospitalized, 14 of them in the intensive care unit. The death of two elderly women of 88 and 95 years in the last hours has raised the number of victims to eight.
Coronavirus in La Rioja: last minute of the number of cases
The coronavirus epidemic continues to plague La Rioja. The number of cases of covid-19 infection in this community amounts to 747, with 22 deaths, according to the latest official data.
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” 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).
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 poised to carry out “large-scale, safe and effective production.”