New Covid-19 cases in Catalonia fall to two month low
15 people declared dead in hospitals in last 24 hours with coronavirus, the lowest figure since beginning of lockdown
The number of people infected with Covid-19 in Catalonia continues its downward trend, two weeks after children began to be allowed out for an hour a day, the first measure marking the easing of strict lockdown restrictions.
On Sunday, 123 new diagnoses were reported (with either PCR or rapid tests), the lowest since March 11, when 56 people were declared positive.
With the beginning of lockdown being on March 14, this means the new diagnoses have dropped to pre-confinement levels.
The confirmed and suspected deaths at medical centers on Sunday were 15, the lowest since March 18, during the first week of lockdown – as for the confirmed and suspected deaths declared by funeral homes, 51 new fatalities were reported, one of the lowest figures since this information began to be released on April 15.
Overall some 60,728 people have been confirmed to have Covid-19 at some point in Catalonia – plus 174,546 more have been possible cases at some point.
Out of those, 6,423 people have died in hospitals with the disease or suspected to have had it, and this figure rises to 11,160 taking into account data from funeral homes.
Throughout the crisis, 3,945 people have been in serious condition due to coronavirus, although the current serious cases number 393.
Overall, 34,577 people have been discharged from hospital having overcome Covid-19.
In Spain, the trend is also clearly downwards: on Monday, 373 new cases by PCR tests were reported during the previous 24 hours, the lowest figure since March 7 – the total number of people who have tested positive by PCR stands at 227,436.
Some 123 newly confirmed deaths contribute to the overall 26,744 deaths with the virus in Spain. 137,139 people in Spain have already recovered.
Far from the peak
The current figures are well below the peak: 2,870 new cases on April 15 and 328 deaths on April 20 in Catalonia.
In the whole of Spain, the worst days were April 2, with 950 deaths, and March 31, with 9,222 diagnoses in one day.