September 28, 2020

Health registers 8,618 new cases of coronavirus, 1,486 diagnosed in the last 24 hours



The Ministry of Health has registered 8,618 cases of coronavirus since Friday, of which 1,486 have been diagnosed in the last day. Of the total number of cases, the community that registers the most is Catalonia, with 2,602, 76 in the last 24 hours. Since the start of the pandemic, 322,980 have been infected by test-confirmed coronavirus.

After Catalonia, Madrid is the second community that reports the most cases: 2,447, of which 224 have been detected between yesterday and today. On the other hand, Aragón has refined data and eliminated duplicates, therefore, in its total balance it has 482 fewer diagnoses. In the last 24 hours, the region has reported 348 new infections.

The number of cases is increasing and the number of people requiring hospital admission is also increasing. In the last week, 750 patients have been admitted to hospitals throughout Spain, less in the autonomous city of Ceuta, which has not reported any case. The one that accumulates the most is Aragon, with 259, followed by Madrid, with 159.

Patients who need treatment in intensive care units (ICU) remain stable. During the last seven days, 45 people have entered. The figures for Aragon and Madrid stand out – each one has reported eight – and both La Rioja, the Basque Country, Extremadura, Asturias and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla have had none.

In addition, the authorities have added 73 deaths to the total balance nationwide, which brings the figure to 28,576. Of them, 65 have died in the last seven days – 38 of them in Aragon.

This Monday, Euskadi has reported 353 new infections in the last 24 hours. It has broken the two-day downtrend with nearly 2,000 fewer PCR tests performed. In addition, the Basque Health Service (Osakidetza) has reported that 43 people have had to be admitted since Friday, a figure that is not offered on weekends. The total number of hospitalized patients has shot up to 94 in a few days, four of them seriously ill in the ICU. There are no updated data on deaths.

On the other hand, in Aragon, its president, Javier Lambán, has ruled out the confinement of Zaragoza, despite the fact that, he said, that is where they have “the problem.” There will be no confinement because, as he has said, the capital “is the cultural and economic engine of the community.”

The positives of the outbreak continue to rise among temporary workers who remained confined in the Feria de Albacete Institution. Molecular tests carried out by the Ministry of Health have made it possible to detect 126 asymptomatic infected among seasonal workers who were in quarantine, reaching 240. Last week, the number of cases did not exceed fifty.

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