The Ministry of Health has registered 271 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In addition, the daily report shows four more deaths compared to yesterday’s balance. Thus, the global figure of those infected has stood at 239,228 people and that of deaths at 27,125. The number of deaths in the last seven days is 43 people.
The Community of Madrid with 95 and Catalonia with 88 new diagnoses are the areas that account for the majority of recent cases. They are followed very far by Asturias with 19 and Aragon with 12. The rest are below 10 or without new cases. Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Ceuta, Melilla, Navarra and the Basque Country have not certified any deaths in the last week. The report of the Ministry of Health shows that, in the last seven days, the autonomous community that has registered the most deaths has been Catalonia with 13. Extremadura has reported six and Madrid and Galicia four each.
According to the director of the Center for Health Emergencies, Fernando Simón, the focus of interest in the data during this phase of the evolution of the pandemic in Spain is focused on quickly knowing the suspected cases and their diagnosis to start tracking contacts. narrow they could have had and control if symptoms appear. Simón reported this Friday that, for the moment, PCR tests are being carried out on more than 80% of possible infections and that only 11% of contacts have developed the disease.
Spain remains the third European country with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 after Russia (396,575) and the United Kingdom (271,222). As for deaths, the United Kingdom has reported 38,161 followed by Italy with 33,229 and France with 28,714 people.
These data arrive the weekend before Spain launches phase 3 of the de-escalation on the islands of La Graciosa, El Hierro, La Gomera and Fuerteventura. They will also go to phase 2 El Bierzo, in Castilla y León, central Catalonia, the areas of Girona, the Alt Penedes and Garraf, Albacete, Ciudad Real and Toledo and the entire Community of Valencia. The Andalusian provinces of Granada and Malaga are equal in phase 2 with the rest of the autonomous community. In the Region of Murcia, the municipality of Totana now passes, where progress had been restricted after a small outbreak. Thus, 70% of the country is in this stage.