Spain surpasses 1 million COVID-19 cases, number of infections in 24 hours climbs with 16,973 more

Published: Wednesday October 21 2020 18:51

Spain has reached one million infections. Health today reported 16,973 new positives for the coronavirus, or 1,005,295 cases since the start of the pandemic in our country.

This isn’t the only record today’s numbers set. In addition, for the second day in a row, we have the highest number of hospitalizations in 24 hours, in particular 1,860 new patients; And the maximum number of infections in 24 hours was also exceeded: to date, last Friday’s figure was the highest in the entire pandemic, at 15,186 cases.

With the debate on the decree of a possible national curfew on the table, the ministry reported 156 more deaths of patients with COVID-19. Spain adds 34,366 deaths from SARS-CoV-2.

According to community data, with the exception of the Basque Country which has not updated its figures due to technical issues, Madrid continues to lead the way in new infections, with 2,235 in the last 24 hours, followed from Catalonia, with 615, from Andalusia, with 518; Galicia, with 477, and Aragon, with 389.

The situation remains worrying in Navarre, which yesterday had a cumulative incidence of 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest in all of Spain. Today, it has risen to 1,021.68 cases. However, the cumulative incidence over the past 14 days is 0.332.94 nationwide, 10 points higher than yesterday.

Spain currently has 11% occupancy in the ward with COVID-19 patients and 21.5% in intensive care beds across the country. The hardest hit community is Madrid, which currently has 3,172 people admitted. It is followed by Catalonia with 2,410, Andalusia with 1,704 and Castilla y León with 1,224.

Precisely today, the government of Pedro Sánchez submits to a debate on the motion of censure presented by Vox. The parliamentary group led by Santiago Abascal criticized, he said, a “criminal” management of the executive in the face of the pandemic.

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