The Ministry of Health has registered 6,137 new cases of coronavirus. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,136,321 people confirmed by tests have been infected in Spain.
By autonomous communities, Madrid scores 1,716 this Thursday, the region with the highest figure, of which 1,212 have occurred in the last 24 hours. After her, Catalonia gives 1,623 and 196 respectively; Andalusia, 486 and 77; and the Valencian Community, 416 and 116.
Regarding the deceased, the authorities have added 446 new ones, bringing the total since March to 70,247. Of them, 722 have died in the last week.
The cumulative incidence continues to fall, which this Wednesday stands at 159.57 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. The data yesterday was 168.5 positives.
Above the average there are eight regions: the autonomous cities of Melilla (376.94) and Ceuta (286.63), Madrid (261.32), Euskadi (218.77), Asturias (199.94), Catalonia (199.28), Aragon (187.07) and Castilla y León (187.07). On the other hand, Extremadura has the lowest AI, with 50.58, very close to the “new normal”, which is at 50. It is followed by the Balearic Islands (68.99), La Rioja (76.39) and the Region from Murcia (86.82).
The pressure in hospitals is as of this Thursday at 8.57%, with 10,788. Of these, 2,709 need treatment in intensive care units, that is, 26.26%. The ICU occupancy data remains above 40% in only one autonomous community, Madrid, where it is 40.23%. In the last 24 hours, 952 have arrived at the hospitals and 1,326 have been discharged.
All this While several communities, the Valencian Community, Catalonia, Aragon, Murcia, the Balearic Islands and Castilla-La Mancha, coordinate to limit mobility at Easter. This afternoon, in fact, they will present a strategy in the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System in the face of this.
At the other end, in Madrid, the Government headed by Isabel Díaz Ayuso wants to relax the restrictions to “combine” the economy and health, although this Wednesday the Deputy Minister of Public Health and the COVID-19 Plan, Antonio Zapatero, has said that, “as Madrid is today”, he is not “for festive events”. However, twenty-four hours before, the mayor of the city, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, defended keeping the region open: “I would be in favor of not agreeing to the perimeter closure as has been done on other bridges and at Christmas. We are willing for tourists to return to the city and to comply with all the restrictions of the people of Madrid “.