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 47,610, which represents an increase of nearly 8,000 infected in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official count by the Ministry of Health, made public today, Wednesday, March 25. The Community of Madrid, with 14,597 infected, accumulates almost a third of covid-19 cases in Spain.
The number of deceased has risen to 3,434, of which 1,825 (more than half), are concentrated in Madrid. On the positive side, 5,367 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 now exceeds 779, with at least 25 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 1,653 and the number of deceased reaches 27, according to the latest data offered by the Ministry of Health.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Vigo].
The health area of A Coruña has more than 350 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.[[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 already has 2,940 infections, according to the data provided at 11:30 am this Wednesday, March 25, by the Ministry of Health. In addition, the number of deceased amounts to 165 people.[[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 infection in this community amounts to 9,937, with 516 deaths.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Catalonia].
Coronavirus in Murcia: last minute of the number of cases
The Region of Murcia has already registered 477 cases of coronavirus, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health. The death toll rises to 6 people.[[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 3,010 affected by coronavirus, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health in the updated balance with data at 11:30 this Wednesday, which indicates that the deaths in the autonomous community amount to 113.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Andalusia].
Córdoba has surpassed this Tuesday the figure of 200 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 234, 43 more positive than on Monday, one of the most important increases in infections since affected people began to register in the Cordoba province, according to the president of the Andalusian Government, Juan Manuel Moreno. In addition, there are already six people who died in Córdoba due to the pandemic, after five deaths were known until Monday.[[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 coronavirus pandemic in Valencia, Alicante and Castelló has claimed the lives of 28 other people, three more in Castelló, 10 in the province of Alicante and 15 in that of Valencia, bringing the number of deaths to 143, 11 in Castelló, 71 in Alicante and 61 in Valencia. In addition, from Monday afternoon to Tuesday afternoon, another 449 new infections have been detected (the majority in Alicante with 229 positive tests, followed by the 180 registered in Valencia and another 40 in Castelló), bringing the total number of those affected by the coronavirus is 2,616 since the beginning of the health crisis.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Valencia].
Nine people have died in the province of Alicante from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, so the total number now rises to 71 in the province and 143 in the whole of the Valencian Community (28 in the last hours), according to the data that has been provided by the Minister of Health, Ana Barceló. In the last hours, 449 new cases have also been diagnosed in the Community, 229 of them in the province of Alicante.[[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 numbers of infections and deaths by coronavirus continue to rise in the Balearic Islands. The Ministry of Health announced this morning the death in Mallorca of three patients most diagnosed with Covid-19 yesterday afternoon, bringing the total number of fatalities in the archipelago to 19. In the last few hours, 84 have been confirmed. new cases in the islands, where there are already 562 affected by coronavirus.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Mallorca].
Ibiza already has 41 confirmed cases of coronavirus, six more in the last day, according to data provided yesterday by the Balearic Ministry of Health. At that time there were 40 patients in treatment, after the first death was recorded on Sunday. Five of those last six diagnoses are hospitalized while another, who had mild symptoms, is at home in self-isolation.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Ibiza].
Coronavirus in the Canary Islands: last minute of the number of cases
The Canary Islands yesterday registered a new increase in the number of deaths from the Covid-19 coronavirus, with five new deaths bringing the death to 21 in the Archipelago since the crisis broke out. A figure that goes hand in hand with the increase in cases, with a hundred more than last Monday in the accumulated, which leaves the figure of 657 at the close of yesterday, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in the Canary Islands].
Coronavirus in Extremadura: last minute of the number of cases
Extremadura already registers 39 deaths from the coronavirus, according to the latest data provided this Wednesday by the Ministry of Health. There are 742 infected with the disease in the region. At the moment there are eight people cured.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in the Canary Islands].
Coronavirus in Aragon: last minute of the number of cases
Aragón has confirmed a total of 907 cases of coronavirus, according to the latest notification from the General Directorate of Public Health. Of these, 459 have required hospital admission (75 of them in ICU) and 40 have died. In addition, 119 are health professionals. It should be noted that Aragon has already discharged 22 patients admitted to the different Aragonese health centers: 11 in the University Clinical Hospital, 8 in the Miguel Servet University Hospital, 2 in Royo Villanova, 4 in Quirón, 2 in San Jorge Hospital de Huesca and 2 at the Obispo Polanco Hospital.[[Follow the latest news about the coronavirus in Aragon].
Coronavirus in Madrid: last minute of the number of cases
The coronavirus epidemic continues to plague Madrid. The number of cases of covid-19 infection in this community amounts to 14,597, with 1,825 deaths, according to the latest official data.
Coronavirus in the Basque Country: last minute of the number of cases
The deaths in the Basque Country from coronaviruses now number 155. The number of those infected now stands at 3,271, which maintains the region as one of the most affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus in Navarra: last minute of the number of cases
Navarra has currently registered a total of 1,197 positive cases of coronavirus, which means almost 100 more affected compared to the latest known data. The death toll in the Autonomous Community is 33 people.
Coronavirus in Cantabria: last minute of the number of cases
The Ministry of Health has confirmed a total of 510 positive cases for coronavirus COVID-19 since the health crisis began in Cantabria until this Tuesday. The number of victims amounts to 14.
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 928, with 37 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.”