UPDATED – Deaths in Spain drop to mid-March levels, with just 48 in the last 24 hours

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Deaths in Spain drop to mid-March levels, with 48 in the last 24 hours
Deaths in Spain drop to mid-March levels, with 48 in the last 24 hours

Spain has added a further 48 deaths this Thursday from covid-19, which is a severe drop compared to yesterday’s 95, and the lowest figure seen in the country since 16 March when just 22 deaths were recorded, according to the latest data published by the Ministry of Health this Thursday evening. The number of deaths since the start of the pandemic is now 27,940.

There have also been a further 344 new cases, also a decrease compared to Wednesday, when 416 positives were registered. The total number of infected remains at 233,037. This Thursday, 20 new intensive care admissions were reported, as well as 140 new hospitalisations.

The figures for Catalonia still don’t appear in the Health report because “it has not been able to update the data due to validation problems”. In the rest of the autonomous communities, Andalusia has added 45 cases, Aragon 37, Asturias zero, Balearic Islands eight, Canary Islands seven, Cantabria two, Castilla-La Mancha 50, Castilla y León 31, Ceuta none, Comunidad Valenciana 38, Extremadura two, Galicia 10, Madrid 82, Melilla cero, Murcia ten, Navarra 3, País Vasco nine and La Rioja cero.

Of the 48 deaths, four have been registered in Andalusia, one in Aragon, three in Asturias, six in Castilla-La Mancha, five in Valencia, one in Extremadura, one in Galicia, 19 in Madrid, one in Murcia, three in Navarra, three in the Basque Country and one in La Rioja.

Valencian Community and Alicante Province

In the Valencia community a total of 38 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours of which 7 have been detected in Castellón, 11 in Alicante and more than half of them, 20 in Valencia

The total of accumulated positive cases detected by PCR since the start of the pandemic is 10,987. Regarding discharges, in the last 24 hours there have been 167: 8 in Castellón, 48 in Alicante and 167 in Valencia.

There was only one death in the period, also recorded in the province of Valencia.

Health also updated the number of people admitted to hospital, which currently stands at 271 – 10 less than yesterday – of which 39 are in the ICU. By provinces, in Castellón there are 22 admitted (4 in the ICU), 83 in Alicante 83 admitted (21 in the ICU) and 166 in Valencia (14 in the ICU).

The situation in care homes is a little better with 83 senior centres recording positive cases, which is 3 less than yesterday.

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