October 1, 2020

Health registers 3,172 new cases of coronavirus, 1,690 in the last day, and Madrid does not update its figures


The Ministry of Health has notified 3,172 new cases of COVID-19 this Wednesday, 1,690 in the last 24 hours, although it has not published updated data from the Community of Madrid. “Madrid has not been able to update its data due to technical problems,” the Ministry reported in the day’s report. Despite the lack of information in this region, the new daily data represents an increase compared to the 1,418 infections confirmed this Tuesday and the 1,486 on Monday.

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By communities, Aragon is the most affected, with 306 infected detected in the last 24 hours. They are followed by Euskadi (with 268), Andalucía (202) and Catalunya (with 200).

According to this latest update, the total number of infections in Spain amounts to 329,784. Likewise, two new deaths are added to the total count of deaths with coronavirus, now 28,579 people. 65 of them have died in the last seven days, 23 of them in Aragon.

In this last week, there have also been 864 hospitalizations, of which 49 have been in the ICU. Aragon has also been the community most affected by this income. In the last seven days, 225 hospitalizations have been carried out in the region. Madrid is the second community with the most hospitalizations in recent days –although it has not updated data this Wednesday–: it adds 144 hospitalizations in the last week.

The Government of the Community of Madrid has notified this Tuesday two new coronavirus outbreaks with a total of 17 infections. The first has been detected in the family environment in Madrid capital; the second occurred in a store in Alcorcón. In addition, there are 24 people who are being monitored. None of those affected have required hospital admission.

For its part, the Generalitat de Catalunya has reported on a downward trend in the infection rate in the autonomous community. However, he pointed out that the rate of risk of regrowth, now at 139.16, has risen slightly compared to this Tuesday, of 138.79. To alleviate this situation, the Government has communicated that will extend massive PCR tests to two neighborhoods in Barcelona starting at the weekend. This measure, which seeks to detect asymptomatic infected people and thus cut the chain of transmission, had already been put into practice in cities such as Terrassa, Sabadell or Santa Coloma de Gramanet.

In Galicia, which in the last day has added 103 new positives, the Xunta is studying novel measures to try to stop the spread of COVID-19. The regional president, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, announced this Thursday that the regional government intends to ban smoking on the street and other public places when it is not possible to respect the safety distance.

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