Spain’s Health Department has confirmed that it has already registered more than 1,000 Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases today, bringing the new total to over 9,191. The death toll now stands at 329, and around 40% of all infected with the virus are currently in intensive care.
According to the country’s Health Department, half of all Coronavirus-related cases and deaths to date still pertain to Madrid. Fernando Simón, Director of the Centre for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health, has confirmed that the mortality rate of those infected with the COVID-19 remains at 3%. However, he predicts that the number of people becoming infected with the virus will increase during the next 10 days.
Many of the country’s key leaders and ministers have also recently been infected with the virus. Madrid’s President Isabel Díaz Ayuso and Generalitat President Quim Torra are the latest to have tested positive for coronavirus.