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Coronavirus in Spain full update (6 April)

Report updated in Spain at 18h on Monday 6 April.

Official figures released by the Spanish Health Ministry at 11.45am on Monday 6 April now confirm the lowest daily increase in deaths (637) from Coronavirus since 24 March. There are now 135,032 known cases in Spain, 4,273 more than yesterday.

Sunday had seen an increase of 6,023 confirmed cases over Saturday – which had seen an increase of 7,026 confirmed cases over Friday. The figure for Friday was an increase of 7,472 over Thursday – so the downward trend of increased infections continues in Spain with the figures announced this morning (4,273).

13,055 people have now died from the pandemic in Spain (up by 637 from yesterday). Sunday’s increase in deaths had been 674 over Saturday. Saturday’s increase had been 809. Friday’s figure had seen an increase of 932 – and Thursday had been 950.

A total of 59,662 people have required hospital treatment for Coronavirus in Spain, of which there are 6,931 still in intensive care. 40,437 people have now made a full recovery, which is 2,382 more than yesterday.

Of the official figures announced, 38,723 confirmed cases are known to be in the Madrid region, and where 5,136 have died (from the total 13,055 across the country).

There are now 26,824 cases in Catalonia (2,760 deaths), 8,810 in the Basque Country (548 deaths), 8,581 in Andalusia (491), 10,602 in Castilla La Mancha (1,132) and 7,334 in Valencia (637).

Figures for those infected with Coronavirus in other regions are as follows: Aragón 3,347 (284 deaths), Asturias 1,646 (86 deaths), Balearic Islands 1,320 (81), Canary Islands 1,649 (85), Cantabria 1,483 (77), Castilla y León 9,116 (919), Ceuta 83 (3), Extremadura 2,068 (228), Galicia 6,151 (190), Melilla 86 (2), Murcia 1,259 (68), Navarra 3,231 (187) and La Rioja 2,719 (141).

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An image of Madrid’s IFEMA exhibition centre hospital. (Photo tweeted by Isabel Díaz Ayuso, president of the Comunidad de Madrid (@IdiazAyuso / Twitter)

GLOBAL OVERVIEW

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, was admitted to hospital on Sunday evening, and where he has remained overnight. Downing Street said in a statement that it was a ‘precautionary step’ because he was showing persistent symptoms of Coronavirus – 10 days since testing positive for the virus.

‘On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests,’ the short statement read. ‘This is a precautionary step, as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.’

Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (Photo gov.uk)

The news that Johnson had been admitted to hospital came just an hour after Queen Elizabeth II had delivered an address from Windsor Castle to the British public, saying that they would overcome the Coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute.

‘We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return,’ she said. ‘We will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.’ (You can click here to view and read the full address from The Queen.)

Downing Street has insisted that Johnson’s admission to hospital was not an emergency and that he remains ‘still in charge’ of the government. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will chair the UK government’s emergency Covid-19 meeting on Monday.

From the USA, President Donald Trump said Johnson was a ‘strong man’ and he passed on his country’s best wishes. ‘All Americans are praying for him,’ Trump told a press conference. ‘He’s a friend of mine, he’s a great gentleman and a great leader, and as you know he went to the hospital today but I’m hopeful and sure that he’s going to be fine.’

The death toll in the USA was increasing towards 10,000 as hospitals in the pandemic’s epicentre of New York also prepared for a wave of new infected patients.

Anthony Fauci, the scientist and White House adviser, warned of a looming ‘escalation’, saying Americans needed to prepare for ‘a bad week’.

‘I will not say we have it under control,’ Fauci told the broadcaster CBS on Sunday. ‘That would be a false statement.’

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams told Fox News, ‘This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly. This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9-11 moment, only it’s not going to be localised.’

Meanwhile on Sunday, Italy registered its lowest daily increase in deaths from Coronavirus since 19 March, at 525 (a 3.4% increase). Confirmed new cases were 4,316 for Sunday, against an increase of 4,805 on Saturday. There have been a total of 15,887 deaths in the country, and 128,948 are known to have been infected.

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Healthcare workers at the IFEMA exhibition centre hospital in Madrid on 30 March 2020. (Photo courtesy of Isabel Díaz Ayuso, president of the Comunidad de Madrid / Twitter @IdiazAyuso)

CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN

As first reported on Saturday, the current ‘state of alarm’ in Spain is to be extended until 26 April, subject to an official vote in the Spanish Congress this Thursday 9 April..

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said in a televised statement on Saturday that ‘the cabinet on Tuesday will again ask for authorisation from parliament to extend for a second time the state of alarm until Saturday 25 April at midnight’.

‘More days under the state of alarm will follow,’ said Sánchez, ‘but they won’t be as long. We will begin to transition and get back to our old lives, socially and economically.’

Below are the numbers to call for each region of Spain for information and assistance in the event of possible cases of Coronavirus – as issued by the Spanish health authorities.

Numbers to call
The numbers to call for each region of Spain.

Click here for further information (in Spanish) regarding Coronavirus from the Spanish Health Ministry.

Up-to-date WHO advice and facts (in English) about the Coronavirus epidemic can be found here: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance.

Our previous reports on Coronavirus in Spain:

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (5 April)

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (4 April)

ALSO READ: Lockdown in Spain set to be extended until 26 April

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (3 April)

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain: unemployment figures worst on record

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (2 April)

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (1 April)

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (31 March)

ALSO READ: FC Barcelona players agree to 70% pay cut, and will ensure staff receive 100%

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (30 March)

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (29 March)

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (28 March)

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (27 March)

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (26 March)

ALSO READ: Animal rights NGO starts petition against possible state aid for cancelled bullfights

ALSO READ: Spain publishes list of hotels that will remain open

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (25 March)

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (24 March)

ALSO READ: Video of boy training as goalkeeper in isolation goes viral

ALSO READ: The new restrictions at Spain’s airports, ports and land borders

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (23 March)

ALSO READ: Madrid starts receiving patients at IFEMA exhibition centre ‘hospital’

ALSO READ: Confirmed: lockdown extended until at least 11 April

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (22 March)

ALSO READ: Walking a goat or a Vietnamese pig is not allowed

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain – full advice for British travellers seeking to return to the UK

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (21 March)

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (20 March)

ALSO READ: ‘This virus we will stop together’ – video 

ALSO READ: Coronavirus in Spain full update (19 March)

ALSO READ: Despite lockdown, Spaniards applaud health workers from balconies every evening

Editor’s note: 

At Spain in English we’re always keen to also publish positive stories and features about life in Spain – not just the current news. With all cultural and sporting events currently on hold, as well as travel and gastronomic excursions, we welcome on-going contributions from all of you who’d like to send us articles for publication. Although we are unable to currently pay for contributions, we will certainly credit you and share the articles across our social media network (if of interest) – and/or also link to your own blogs or other sites. We currently welcome upbeat, positive and fun articles – perhaps how you’re coping with the ‘lockdown’ in your own area of Spain – or how your community is responding, or recommendations of help to others. We have a dedicated ‘Opinion, Blogs & Spanish Experiences‘ section where your articles will appear. We will edit for clarity and length only – and we reserve the right to not publish. Articles should be sent via email to editorial@spainenglish.com (preferably with a photo and credit details), and should be around 500 words (800 to 1,000 max). We will try to respond to everyone, but please be patient with us. We’re a very small team but with big ambitions! Please stay safe. Thank you for reading and following us.

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