Health Reviews The Death Toll And Adds 1,623 Deaths With Coronavirus And 25,042 New Infections

The Ministry of Health has reviewed the numbers of deaths and those infected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, in the balance of this Wednesday it has added 25,042 new cases of coronavirus. Of them 8,924 have occurred in the last day. At the national level, the community with the most cases is Catalonia, which has added 4,820, 1,619 between yesterday and today. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,284,408 people confirmed by test have been infected in Spain.

After Catalunya, Madrid has added 4,561, 1,942 in the last 24 hours; Andalusia 2,774 and 563 respectively; Castilla y León, 2,549 and 17; the Valencian Community, 2,350 and 165; Castilla-La Mancha, 1,347 and 151; Murcia, 1,133 and 169, and Aragón, 1,029 and 792.

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Regarding the deceased, Health has added 1,623 new ones to the balance of this Wednesday, which brings the total since March to 38,118. Of them, 888 have died in the last week. The region that has added the most deaths is Catalunya (1,037); followed by Madrid (309), Castilla y León (84), Andalusia (62) and the Valencian Community (58).

With the update of figures this afternoon, 5,105 cases and 1,326 deaths diagnosed before May 11 have been incorporated into the analysis.

In addition, 15,056 hospitalizations and 2,185 ICU admissions that did not meet the criteria or that corresponded to duplicate cases have been eliminated. Thus, today there are 20,325 hospitalized coronavirus patients, which translates into an occupation of 16.40% of the beds. Of the total of them, 4,710 have occurred in the last seven days.

By communities, Andalusia stands out, with 804; followed by Castilla y León, with 777; Aragon, with 429; the Valencian Community, with 368; Asturias, with 365; Galicia, with 349; Catalunya, with 334; the Region of Murcia, with 251; Navarra, with 245; Extremadura, with 186; Madrid, with 184; Castilla-La Mancha, with 115; and La Rioja, with 103. The rest of the regions have less than a hundred cases.

On the other hand, there are 2,786 COVID patients in ICU. This represents a 29.11% occupancy of beds. In the last seven days, 382 patients have required treatment in one of these units throughout Spain except in the autonomous city of Melilla. The community with the most patients in these circumstances is Catalonia (588). Along with it, Madrid (482), Andalusia (433), the Valencian Community (227), Castilla y León (196), Aragón and Castilla-La Mancha (110 each) and Asturias (108) stand out.

The cumulative incidence of cases in Spain continues to rise, only decreasing in the Community of Madrid and the Canary Islands. At the national level, in the balance of this Wednesday it stands at 528 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

At the national level, the region with the highest incidence continues to be the autonomous city of Melilla, with 1,462 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, followed by Navarra, with 1,176, and Aragon, with 1,102.

Behind them are the autonomous city of Ceuta (906), Castilla y León (819), La Rioja (775), Catalunya (759), Euskadi (683), the Region of Murcia (604), Extremadura (567), Andalusia (545) and Castilla-La Mancha (536).

Below the threshold of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants are Asturias (432), Cantabria (427), Madrid (368), Galicia (320), the Valencian Community (263), the Balearic Islands (228).

It only remains below 100 Canaries (70), which despite that, remains above the 25 cases that the Government has set as its objective.

Cantabria will limit the mobility of citizens to its municipal area from this same Thursday afternoon, in a further degree of confinement after having decreed last week the perimeter closure of the autonomous community. In addition, it will simultaneously tighten restrictions as a result of the rapid expansion of the pandemic in recent days and which has caused the region to enter level 3 of high risk for coronavirus.

Among the measures that will be taken for the weekend, the closing of the interior of the hotel and restaurant premises stands out, which is accompanied by a reduction in capacity in other types of commercial establishments and which seeks to reduce social contact as much as possible to stop the contagion curve, which is breaking all records since the beginning of the pandemic in March.

In addition, in Galicia, the Government of Alberto Núñez Feijóo has decided to close 60 towns in the region for a month and close the hotel business, except for take-out services. The decision, announced by the president of the Xunta, has been adopted after two days of meetings with “intense debate” within the clinical committee that advises the Galician baron of the PP. The order will take effect from 3:00 p.m. next Friday and its effects are expected for one month. The seven main Galician cities are located in the epicenters of the areas that are closed in what supposes a division between the urban and rural world, as two scenarios of different behavior in relation to the evolution of the pandemic.

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