September 23, 2020

Spain registers 27,404 new cases of coronavirus since Friday, almost 11,000 of them in Madrid

The Ministry of Health has communicated 27,404 new cases this Monday since Friday, when the last balance was published. Of these, 3,023 have been diagnosed in the last day. These data come after the record of 12,183 cases reported on Friday, of which 4,708 had been diagnosed in the previous 24 hours.

Of the 27,404 new cases recorded since Friday, 10,864 have been detected in Madrid, the community that most adds to the total balance. Andalusia has incorporated 2,512 cases in the last three days and Castilla y León, 2,097. Euskadi has reported 1,451 infections; Aragon, 1,282; Murcia, 1,136; and Catalonia, 1,073.

The health authorities have also added 101 deaths to the total balance since Friday. The total death toll with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is 29,848, of which 207 have been registered in the last seven days.

In the last seven days, a total of 1,976 people have been hospitalized for COVID-19, of which 138 have required admission to the ICU.

How is the epidemic evolving now?

Evolution of cases, deaths, hospitalized and those admitted to the ICU accumulated during the last week

Source: Ministry of Health

The Secretary of State for Health, Silvia Calzón, who has replaced in the press conference the director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, “who is on a well-deserved rest”, has indicated that in the last week Health has carried out around 90,000 PCRs a day throughout Spain.

In total, according to the balance published this Monday, there have been 631,238 tests carried out between September 4 and 10, where the highest rates of positivity have been in Melilla (22%), the Community of Madrid (21%) and Castilla – La Mancha (17.7%).

Calzón has also pointed out that “at the moment they are debating and working on what is the ideal method to apply”, since “other possible diagnostic tests” are on the table, still in the “technical validation process”.

Given the increase in daily cases detected last week, several autonomous communities have imposed new restrictions or they have lengthened the existing ones to try to stop the second wave of the pandemic, which is not having the same incidence throughout the territory, and cut the transmission chains.


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