Lowest Number Of Coronavirus Deaths Since March

Lowest Number Of Coronavirus Deaths Since March.  Spain has recorded the lowest daily number of deaths since the 18th March.

Lowest Number Of Coronavirus Deaths Since March

Lowest Number Of Coronavirus Deaths Since March

The number of deaths caused daily by coronavirus in Spain remains below 200.  Yesterday the number was 123 for the entire country.  The peak was 961 on the 2nd April.  However, new infections have risen again as some parts of Spain eased the lockdown restrictions.  Yesterday the number of new cases rose to 3480, a considerable jump from the previous day’s total of 1880.

 

More than 269,000 Coronavirus Cases In Spain

Spain has registered 269,520 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. 26,920 people have died from the virus in Spain, whilst 180,470 have recovered.  In Andalucia there has been 15,522 cases of the coronavirus, 3790 of those are in the Malaga area.

Last week it was confirmed that the state of emergency has been extended until the 24th May, as Andalucia remains in phase 0 of the lockdown lifting schedule.

Pedro Sanchez

The PM has confirmed another extension to the lockdown period.

The Lockdown In Spain

The Prime Minister announced details of the lockdown which mean people are only permitted to leave their homes in the following circumstances:

  • Travel for food or medical supplies
  • Travel to your workplace (if your work one of the businesses permitted to open)
  • Visiting health centres of hospitals
  • Assisting the elderly and vulnerable
  • Visiting financial institutions and banks
  • Personal emergencies

Coronavirus Mortality Rate

The mortality rate for coronavirus currently stands at around 3.4% globally (source: WHO).  In direct comparison, the flu has a mortality rate of around 1% (source: WHO).

Experts maintain that there is no need for panic, and whilst infection can be unpleasant it is very unlikely to be fatal for anyone in good health.

Washing Hands

Frequent hand washing is advised to help protect yourself from catching coronavirus.

 

Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

There are some simple steps you can take to minimise your risk of catching the coronavirus.  The CDC has issued these guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • It is not not recommended that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Published: 12.05.2020

Written by Dave James

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