Coronavirus: 400 Dead in Spain, 651 Dead in Italy

  • 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.

Pedro Sánchez is a Spanish politician serving as acting Prime Minister of Spain since 2 June 2018. He has also been Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) since June 2017, having previously held that office from 2014 to 2016.

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.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), and novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) is a viral respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It was first detected during the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

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.

Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 to 14 days after being exposed, and may include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Other symptoms can include the following:

  • Fatigue
  • 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.

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Vincent Ferdinand

News reporting is my thing. My view of what is happening in our world is colored by my love of history and how the past influences events taking place in the present time.  I like reading politics and writing articles. It was said by Geoffrey C. Ward, "Journalism is merely history's first draft." Everyone who writes about what is happening today is indeed, writing a small part of our history.

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