The death toll from coronavirus infection COVID-19 in Spain has increased to 13,798, the country’s health ministry said.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection with COVID-19 in Spain exceeded 140 thousand, as of April 7, 140 510 infected were recorded in the country, reported country’s ministry of health on twitter.
The death toll from COVID-19 increased to 13,798 (+743 compared to the previous day).
Spanish newspaper El País notes that after four days of decline, the number of fatalities in the country began to increase again. The Ministry of Health believes that this is due to the transfer of data on the weekend: the corrected information for Saturday and Sunday arrives on Monday, but it falls into the report on Tuesday.
Spokeswoman for the Emergency Prevention Coordination Center at the Ministry of Health of Spain, Maria José Sierra, said at a briefing that there was a general downward trend in the number of cases in the country. The authorities note two important stages in the development of the epidemic in the country: March 25 (then there were 738 deaths per day, and Spain went around China in the number of deaths) and April 2 (the maximum number of deaths per day was 950, but after that the decline began )
From COVID-19 in Spain is already cured 43 208 people, 7069 patients are in intensive care units.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
According to the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 1.35 million, of which more than 289 thousand recovered, 75 945 died. Spain ranks second in the world in the number of sick and dead from COVID-19.
The World Health Organization recorded the first signs of stabilization of the situation with the spread of COVID-19 in Europe. March 30, the WHO noted that the cases of the disease, which are now confirmed, were the result of infection about two weeks ago.