Infection Rates Slow Down In Spain But…

Numbers are showing that Coronavirus infection rates in Spain are slowing down even as total number of people infected pass a hundred thousand.

Wednesday’s number of deaths in Spain was marginally higher than the 849 announced the day before, and the country has now seen more than 800 deaths for five days in a row but health officials believe the latest 12% increase in daily infections is further evidence that the rate has stabilised.

That is, however, where the good news ends as Spain has recorded another 864 deaths related to coronavirus, the highest in one day, as the total number of deaths across Europe has gone beyond 30,000.

Spain has been in lockdown for over two weeks, with further restrictions on movement introduced two days ago. But health services in the hardest-hit areas, including Madrid and Catalonia, are still struggling, with shortages of medical equipment a particular problem.

More than 9,000 people have died in Spain, which is second only to Italy in fatalities caused by the virus.

Spain has been in lockdown for over two weeks, with further restrictions on movement introduced two days ago. But health services in the hardest-hit areas, including Madrid and Catalonia, are still struggling, with shortages of medical equipment a particular problem.