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Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Spain pass 200,000 mark

Some 399 people died due to the disease in the previous 24 hours, the lowest number since March 22



20 April 2020 12:39 PM


ACN | Barcelona

Spain passed the 200,000-mark in confirmed Covid-19 cases on Monday, although there was a slight drop in the number of fatalities due to the disease in the previous 24 hours.

Some 399 people died in all, compared to 410 in the 24 hours before that, and Spain's health ministry said it was the lowest number since 394 people died on March 22.

So far, there have been 20,852 fatalities due to the disease registered in Spain.

A further 4,266 Covid-19 cases took the total number of people confirmed with the disease since the crisis started to 200,210, with 80,587 people recovering from the illness.

The Madrid region continues to be the part of Spain with the highest number of confirmed cases, some 56,963, followed by Catalonia, with 42,610.

Covdi-19 figures in Catalonia

Figures from April 19 show 4,576 people in Catalonia have died in medical centers after having been diagnosed with Covid-19, or suspected to have contracted the illness.

On April 15, the Catalan health department began taking into account information declared by funeral homes on coronavirus-related fatalities not only at medical centers, but also at care homes, socio-sanitary centers, homes, and other places. 

Following these criteria, as of April 19 a total of 8,273 people with or suspected to have had the virus have died since the beginning of the outbreak according to funeral homes. There are also 69,837 suspected coronavirus cases, that is to say, people with symptoms who have been told by medical professionals that they could have the virus. 

Barcelona survey

According to a survey published on Monday by Barcelona city council, 9.6% of residents say they have suffered coronavirus-related symptoms, although few of them have been diagnosed with the disease.

Only 11.1% of people who show symptoms have been tested for the virus, while less than 40% have gone to a health center, and 6.1% have been admitted to hospital.

Just under half of people surveyed, 44%, said that the lockdown has been "hard or very hard".



  • Two doctors and a Covid-19 patient in Girona's Hospital Tueta, on April 18, 2020 (by Hospital Trueta)

  • Two doctors and a Covid-19 patient in Girona's Hospital Tueta, on April 18, 2020 (by Hospital Trueta)