By Ron Howells •
Published: 14 May 2021 • 11:26
Covid Deaths Show Rapid Fall For Eight Spanish Regions. image: Pixabay
Covid Deaths Show Rapid Fall For Eight Spanish Regions.
THE number of coronavirus deaths being recorded in Spanish hospitals is finally starting to show a sharp decline with some regions having days without a single Covid-19 fatality.
According to data from the National Epidemiological Monitoring Network, from April 19 to 25 – the last week with the most accurate and collated data – eight regions reported fewer than 10 deaths each. Of these, Murcia, the Balearic Islands, Cantabria, and La Rioja reported fewer than one fatality a day.
Murcia will continue for another week with the measures in force to contain the pandemic which are a maximum of six people in meetings and closure of non-essential activity at midnight.
While delays to reporting from the regions could still alter this data, the figures for the following week do confirm the downward trend. According to Wednesday’s provisional figures from the Health Ministry for the last week, the improvement in the fatality rate has been consolidated: a combination of the vaccination campaign and the fall in transmission due to social restrictions have brought the number of victims down.
Since the end of January, the effect of the vaccines and measures such as curfews and limits on socialising marked a turning point in terms of the constant trickle of Covid-19 deaths in Spain. With the more vulnerable sections of the population better protected – 90 per cent of the over-60s have been administered at least one dose of the vaccine – the progress of the curves for infections, hospitalisations and deaths that was observed last year has changed.
The Spanish Health Ministry recorded 2,757 Covid-19 deaths in April, the lowest monthly figure since last September. While the pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the country, the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is prompting optimism. As more than eight million doses were administered in April, the number of daily fatalities fell from around 200 in March to 90, according to report from El Pais.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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