Coronavirus – numbers rise again but trend is down

As widely expected, Spain recorded 743 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the latest Health Ministry figure, the first rise in daily deaths in four days.

The number was expected given that there has been an underreporting of figures on Sundays and Mondays since the beginning of the crisis.

There were 637 coronavirus deaths reported on Monday, the lowest daily death toll seen in the country seen since March 24, when there were 514.

The total number of deaths now stands at 13,798, with confirmed infections at 140,510, a rise of 5,478 in the last 24 hours.

A total of 43,208 people have recovered from Covid-19 and have been discharged from hospital, sustaining the rise of more than 6% of the total seen in the past few days.

One of those was Marbella schoolboy Adrian, pictured above with the team of doctors and nurses at the Hospital Costa del Sol.

Dr María José Sierra from the Health Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts commented, “It is normal for there to be certain fluctuations in the data, especially after a weekend. What is important is to look at the trend and the accumulated [data] from the past few days. We believe this small upturn is not important,“ she explained.

The health expert said that regions “are starting to see a certain drop in pressure in the ICUs,“ and that 30% of all confirmed cases had been discharged from hospital

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