- The number of both infected and deaths has multiplied, and Spain is now one of the world’s most affected countries.
- “We have yet to receive the impact of the strongest, most damaging wave, which will test our material and moral capacities to the limit, as well as our spirit as a society.”
- Italy’s death toll due to Coronavirus increased by 13% this Sunday, with another 651 people dead in the last 24 hours.
A sharp increase in the number of coronavirus deaths continues in Spain. On Sunday, the country’s Ministry of Health announced that 394 people with coronavirus had been confirmed dead in the last 24 hours. It is the highest number of deaths recorded in Spain in a single day.
The total number of coronavirus deaths in Spain rose from 1,326 to 1,720. The number of confirmed cases of infection has increased from 24,926 to 28,572. The Coronavirus made its entry into the southern European country in recent weeks. The number of both infected and deaths has multiplied, and Spain is now one of the world’s most affected countries.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday warned the country’s residents that “the worst is still ahead of us.” Sanchez told the nation, “we must prepare ourselves emotionally and psychologically for very hard days ahead.” The 48-year old Socialist Prime Minister added, “we have yet to receive the impact of the strongest, most damaging wave, which will test our material and moral capacities to the limit, as well as our spirit as a society.”
Spain imposed a state of emergency on March 14 for a duration of 15 days. The government will extend it by another 15 days as reported by various media outlets. The country has since asked its 46 million inhabitants to stay home. People are only allowed to move outside if they are going to attend to something much-needed, for instance to buy food or medicine. Only Italy and China have recorded more coronavirus deaths than Spain.
Italy is the hardest-hit country in terms of deaths. Nearly 5,000 people have died of coronavirus during the outbreak. The outbreak began in central China at the end of December last year. However, it has since spread through the entire globe. Europe is the current epicenter.
Italy Records 651 Dead in 24 Hours
Italy’s death toll due to Coronavirus increased by 13% this Sunday, with another 651 people dead in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths now stands at 5,476. There are now 59,138 confirmed cases of infection, the second-highest number after China. Globally, more than 308,130 people have been infected with the new coronavirus and more than 13,444 have died. However, 93,761 people have recovered.
The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 to 14 days after being exposed, and may include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Other symptoms can include the following:
- Aches and Pains
- Runny Nose
- Sore Throat
The severity of symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe. Some people have no symptoms. People who are elderly or have certain chronic conditions, such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, may be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill. This is similar to what is seen with other respiratory diseases, such as influenza.