The Ministry of Health has registered 3,092 new infections of coronavirus, of which 1,525 have been diagnosed in the last day. Most of them have occurred in Catalonia, which has totaled 1,067, 64 in the last 24 hours. In addition, cases continue to rise in Madrid, which has reported 593 –372 between yesterday and today– making it the second most frequently reported. In total, since the start of the pandemic, 288,522 people have been infected with COVID-19 confirmed by tests.
After Madrid and Catalonia, Aragon is the third community with the most cases: 518, of which 511 occurred on the last day. The fourth is Euskadi, which has 211 –158 in the last 24 hours– and Andalusia, with 183 and 107, respectively.
In addition, it has added two deaths to the total balance, which increases the figure to 28,445. Of the total deaths, 12 have occurred with the date of the last seven days.
In the last week, 27 people have needed to be treated in the ICU. The cases have occurred in 11 communities. Of these, Madrid is the one that registers the most, with six, followed by Andalusia, with five, and Aragón and the Valencian Community, each with three. The Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Extremadura have had two, and Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Galicia and Murcia have had one. The rest of the regions and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla have not registered any.
This Friday, the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez has instructed the regional presidents to hire as many trackers as possible as soon as possible to follow up on new cases of COVID-19 and limit outbreaks as much as possible. Something that, he said, “depends on the monitoring by the trackers” whose hiring, he pointed out, “is the responsibility of the autonomous communities, which must heed the recommendations of health experts. This instrument is essential, irreplaceable,” concluded. Sánchez, in addition, has asked “to cut off the incívicos behaviors.” “Large bottles, macro-parties or sports celebrations are disturbing phenomena in the midst of a pandemic and must be rigorously acted upon,” he said.
On the other hand, the socialist syndic in Les Corts, Manolo Mata, and that of Compromís, Fran Ferri, have announced that jyoung people who went to a disco in Valencia where a coronavirus outbreak arose refuse to undergo PCR tests. Regarding that, sources from the Ministry of Health have explained that in the event that a person is contacted by the public health services to determine if they have the virus, they must undergo the tests on a mandatory basis.