New Coronavirus Infections Spike In Spain

New Coronavirus Infections Spike In Spain. There is disappointment today as the downward trend has been bucked by new infection figures.

New Coronavirus Infections Spike In Spain

New Coronavirus Infections Spike In Spain

The downward trend for new coronavirus infections in Spain has been bucked, as 6278 new cases were registered yesterday. The figure had dropped to 5029 on the 6th April.

The number of people who are dying from coronavirus has also shown an increase.  The daily death rate was 747 yesterday, though this is still considerable less than the peak of 961 on the 2nd April.

Coronavirus spain

There are more than 135,000 cases of coronavirus in Spain.

More than 152,000 Coronavirus Cases In Spain

Spain has registered 152,446 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. 15,238 people have died from the virus in Spain, whilst 52,165 have recovered. In Andalucia there are 9261 cases of the coronavirus, 2074 of those are in the Malaga area.

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

Lockdown Period

The lockdown will remain in place until the 26th April at the earliest.  Police are likely to stop and question anyone who they believe may not be abiding by the rules.  The government also has the right to draft in army support if civil unrest becomes an issue.

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: 06.04.2020

Written by Dave James

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