Spain has announced that it will roll out tests to detect ‘hidden cases’ of Coronavirus (COVID-19). ‘Hidden cases’ are defined as those people who are showing ‘less severe’ symptoms of the disease, who have not yet been tested.
This will inevitably show a substantial increase in the number of positive cases, according to Spain’s Ministry of Health. However, these tests are extremely vital to treat and isolate those with the Coronavirus, to prevent further spread of the aggressive disease, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The announcement comes as Spain’s hospitals report a 37.4% increase in the number of people with Coronavirus now in intensive care (774), since last week. At the latest count, Spain registered more than 13,716 cases of COVID-19 – that’s 18% more than last week (Tuesday), and 2,500 more than yesterday. To date, the death toll stands at 598 – again 21.8% more than last week.
On a positive note, the Ministry of Health has confirmed that 1,081 people with the disease have recovered to date.