Vulnerable Population in Trouble Once Again as Spain’s Elderly Account For Most Recent COVID Deaths

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Four months into the health crisis and Spain’s most vulnerable population is still in trouble as the group makes up for the majority of last week’s COVID deaths.

Over the last week, the Ministry of Health has recorded 30 deaths due to the coronavirus and 20 of these were people in elderly homes.

This part of the population has been terribly affected by the pandemic and since March the total number of deaths in elderly homes has elevated to 19,650.

In the last week, seven deaths have been in Cataluña, five in Castilla-La Mancha, three in Andalucia, thee in the Community of Valencia and two in Castilla y Leon.

Over 6,000 elderly people have died in Madrid although the region stopped releasing these figures on June 23. The next region who records most deaths in this category is Cataluña where 4,100 elderly people have died, however, there are still 15,000 confirmed cases.

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Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations.
She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.

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