Spain has announced 152 Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in just one day today, taking the country’s new total death toll to 288. According to Spain’s Ministry of Health, the total number of deaths have gone from 136 to 288, in just 24 hours. Around 74% of those deaths are in Madrid.
The number of cases in intensive care has also surged, putting pressure on the country’s hospitals. There are currently around 382 COVID-19-infected people now in intensive care, confirms Spain’s Ministry of Health. That’s 100 more than yesterday (293) – double the amount compared to just three days ago.
The total number of Coronavirus-infected people in the country now tops 7,753 – almost 2,000 more than yesterday lunchtime. Of those cases, the majority are reported to be in Madrid which accounts for 3,544 cases. Catalunia has the second most cases in the country with 715 cases, followed by the Basque Country (630), Andalusia (437), Valenciana (409) Castilla-La Mancha (401), La Rioja (300), Castilla y León (292), Galicia (195), Navarra (183), Aragón (147), Asturias (137), Canarias 8109), Extremadura (95), Murcia (71) Cantabria (51), Baleares (28), Melilla (8) and Ceuta (1).
Madrid’s President Isabel Díaz Ayuso has warned today that the number of Coronavirus-related deaths and infected in Spain’s capital are set to multiply. “A huge wave of infected and deaths are on the way. It’s going to be traumatic.”
Ayusa has demanded more medical supplies and protective material for the capital’s heath centres to cope with the surge in Coronavirus cases. She has also stressed to the public that they must collaborate by ‘staying at home’.