Madrid (TEH) – In Spain, which was hit extremely hard by the coronavirus pandemic, more than 800 deaths were recorded on the fourth day in a row.
The Ministry of Health in Madrid said that 849 new victims were counted within 24 hours. This is the highest number of casualties in one day since the onset of the crisis.
The number of newly detected infections rose again after falling several days in a row and was more than 94,000 on Tuesday – about 9,000 more than the previous day. However, this also included cases from the weekend that have only just become known, said the spokeswoman for the Authority for Health Emergencies (CCAES), María Jose Sierra.
She was still optimistic that the curve of new cases in Spain is slowly leveling off. “The numbers fall within the expected range. At the end of the week we will have a clearer idea of the development. ” Many tests were carried out, “about 20,000 a day,” Sierra said.
The regions of Madrid and Catalonia continue to be particularly hard hit by the crisis. The impending collapse of the intensive care units is particularly worrying. The good news, however, was that since Sunday, more than 2,500 patients across the country have been discharged as healed – a total of almost 20,000 people have recovered.
The tightening of the exit ban, which was still in effect until April 11, also came into force on Tuesday. Accordingly, all workers who work in non-essential sectors have to stay at home until Easter. So far, all citizens who could not work in the home office were allowed to continue to work. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s government hopes to get the crisis under control more quickly.