Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Covid-19: 100,000 infected cases in Spain, deaths 9,000
Official figures supplied by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday put the total number of coronavirus infections in the country at more than 100,000, with 864 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours – the highest figure since the beginning of the outbreak. This is the fifth day running where more than 800 people have died from Covid-19.
As per reports, total cases now stand at 102,136, an increase of 7,719 from yesterday. The number of coronavirus fatalities since the crisis began now exceeds 9,000. Around 22,600 patients have recovered from the Covid-19 disease and have been discharged from hospital. Nearly 6,000 patients have required intensive care treatment.
Tuesday saw the number of daily deaths in Spain reach a new high of 849 people, with the total of fatalities at 8,189. Registered infections rose to 94,417 yesterday. But health professionals have told EL PAÍS that they are confident that the situation in Spanish hospitals was beginning to ease thanks to the confinement measures currently in place.