September 24, 2020

Madrid adds 262 deaths and for the first time those admitted to the ICU do not rise

The Community of Madrid has recorded 262 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, 7.27% more than yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths to 3,865 since the start of the pandemic.

This is a rebound after the declines of the last three days, although the figure is still below the previous six days.

The number of those admitted to intensive care units is the first time that it has not increased, remaining at 1,514, according to data offered this Wednesday by the Ministry of Health.

The head of the area of ​​the Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies, María José Sierra, stressed at a press conference the drop in pressure on the ICUs in the Community of Madrid, but “that does not mean that we should relax.”

“It is good news,” he added, that in some autonomous communities there is less pressure on intensive care units and hospitalizations, and he reiterated that ICUs are the “critical point” that the Ministry of Health is monitoring.

The confirmed cases have reached the figure of 29,840, which represents an increase of 2,331, 8.47% more compared to the 14.19% increase on this Tuesday.

The cured now total 10,827, having risen this day at 1,497, 16.04 more than Tuesday’s figure, and in absolute numbers is the highest figure since the health crisis began.

In the daily press conference of the technical committee, the chief of the Defense General Staff, Miguel Villarroya, reported the transfer yesterday by the Army of 109 corpses to the Ice Palace – enabled as a morgue – and the displacement of 53 moderate patients between hospitals in Madrid.


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