Health notifies 9,419 new cases of coronavirus in its last balance. Of these, 3,715 have been registered in the last 24 hours. With the figures provided this Thursday, there are already 778,607 people who have been infected with the virus in the country since the epidemic began.
Restriction of mobility, reduction of capacity and bars open until 11:00 pm: Health measures for cities with a high incidence of COVID
The Ministry of Health also adds 182 new deaths to the total balance and computes 547 deaths in the last seven days. In total, there are already 31,973 people who have died with COVID-19 in Spain.
With 3,227 new PCR positives, Madrid continues to be the community most affected by the virus. The region reports 34.26% of the new cases registered throughout Spain. It is also the one that has registered the most cases in the last 24 hours: 1,206, compared to 367 in Euskadi or 341 in Andalusia.
Health has given the Community of Madrid 48 hours to close the most affected cities
After a week of changes in position, the Madrid Government announced this Thursday that will abide by the health order, which implies the closure of the capital and nine other Madrid cities. The decision has been communicated after the Ministry has warned the Executive of Isabel Díaz Ayuso that You have 48 hours from notification – Wednesday night – to apply the measures, which are mandatory.
The Interterritorial Council ended on Thursday without a unanimous agreement by the regional councils. However, the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, managed to carry out the new regulations, despite the refusal of Catalonia and all the regional governments of the PP, except Castilla y León, which voted in favor, and Murcia, which abstained.
Restrictions will apply in cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, with an incidence greater than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, with a positivity greater than 10% in the municipality and an ICU occupancy greater than 35%, for now, all the affected municipalities are in the Community of Madrid. The entry and exit of the municipalities will be restricted, the capacity for sports activities and ceremonies such as wakes will be reduced, and the capacity and hours in bars, restaurants and other establishments will be limited. Finally, the closure of playgrounds has been excluded from the order.