translated from Spanish: New record of deaths in Spain: 462 in a day, more than 2,000 in total

Spain, in a state of alarm, entered on Monday in the second week of confinement and reached a new record of deaths in a day: 462. Thus the death toll exceeded two thousand, reaching 2,182 deaths, while the contagions increased again to 33,089 patients. According to the latest balance of the Ministry of Health, Spain added 4,517 contagions in the last 24 hours, while serious patients also increased from 1,785 to 2,355, representing 32% of the total. The positive fact is that 3,355 people were discharged after being cured. In the Community of Madrid, the area most affected by the pandemic, the deaths are already 1,263, while contagions rise to 10,575 and 942 people remain in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Despite increased contagion and increased death toll, health authorities believe that the data “give some hope” that the pandemic is “holding back.” The director of the Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, stated in videoconference that the data “maintain a trend” and stressed that “those admitted to UCI by coronavirus in Spain were significantly reduced”.

Spain, in a state of alarm, entered this Monday in the second week of confinement

For its part, the Spanish government reported in a statement that Vice President Carmen Calvo is admitted to a hospital in Madrid for a “respiratory infection” and that she was tested for COVID-19 although it is unknown at the moment if she is infected. Spain also announced that the alarm status will be extended by 15 more days, bringing the lockdown to at least april 11.” It is a dramatic, uncomfortable and completely affecting everyone’s lives, but experts agree that it is an effective average against coronavirus,” argued Spanish government president Pedro Sanchez, by videoconferencing the decision to the Spanish population.

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