October 20, 2020

Health notifies 11,325 new infections and the total death toll exceeds 32,000 after notifying 113 new deaths


The Ministry of Health has notified 11,325 new cases of coronavirus this Friday, 3,722 of them in the last 24 hours. The health authorities also add 113 new deaths with COVID-19 to the total balance, 538 in the last week. Since the epidemic began in Spain, there are already 789,932 the infected persons that have been detected by PCR and 32,086 the total number of deaths.

Questions and answers about mobility, capacity and schedules from tonight in Madrid and nine other cities with a high incidence of COVID

Questions and answers about mobility, capacity and schedules from tonight in Madrid and nine other cities with a high incidence of COVID

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The health authorities added 762 new hospitalizations in the last day and 59 new ICU admissions, figures lower than those of the past days, with 826 hospitalizations and 88 ICU admissions on Thursday; and 815 and 129, on Wednesday.

Madrid continues to lead in PCR positives, with 2,536 new detections in the last update, 814 registered in the last 24 hours. They are followed by Catalunya (2,048), Andalusia (1,574), Castilla y León (974) and Castilla-La Mancha (918). Regarding the death toll, Madrid (with 23), Andalusia (22), Castilla-La Mancha (15) and Castilla y León (12) are the autonomous communities that exceed a dozen deaths with COVID-19.

The highest positivity rate in the last week of September is registered in Melilla, which with 21.5%, exceeds the Community of Madrid, with 19.2%. Although it is the latter region that has a higher rate of hospital occupancy with coronavirus patients (22.90%) and the number of patients with the virus admitted to the ICU (42.61%).

These are very high figures, as recalled by the director of the Alerts and Emergencies Coordination Center of the Ministry of Health, Fernando Simón, in his appearance this Thursday. The communities that follow in terms of the occupation of hospital beds are Castilla-La Mancha (12.80%) and Castilla y León (12.69%). While the intensive care units in La Rioja and Aragón are around 30%.

How is the epidemic evolving now?

Evolution of cases, deaths, hospitalized and those admitted to the ICU accumulated during the last week

Source: Ministry of Health

New measures in the Community of Madrid and in the city of Ourense

As of this Friday night they will take effect las new measures that affect the ten cities of the Community of Madrid, including the capital, despite the recourse that the regional government has presented before the National Court for being in disagreement with the order of the Ministry of Health.

The Director of Public Health and Environment of the World Health Organization (WHO), María Neira, has regretted the image that Spain has projected and that has been picked up in the international media after the disagreement between the central and regional Executive.

The new restrictions They will come into effect from 10 pm. These include limiting the exits and entrances of the ten affected municipalities, restrictions on the capacity and opening hours of establishments and the reduction of the maximum number of people in group activities, celebrations and ceremonies.

But not only the Community of Madrid applies new regulations to combat COVID-19. This same Friday, the Xunta de Galicia announced that prohibits meetings of people who do not live in the city of Ourense due to the “very worrying” situation of the spread of the virus in the municipality. It is an advance in the limitations of the town, where since Wednesday meetings of more than five people were not allowed.

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