Covid Second Wave Weakening As Madrid´s Rate Falls Again

The Spanish Ministry of Health have released the latest coronavirus figures which show a reduced growth rate nationally and a further fall for the Madrid region.

The report showed that the 14-day cumulative number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants has fallen to 470 from a peak on November 11th of 529.

Furthermore only two of Spain´s 17 autonomous communities; Asturias and Cantabria, have not registered falls.

The government´s Covid response coordinator, Fernando Simón warned against undue optimism but added that the trend is clearly a downward one and that the curve is beginning to fall.

The number of new fatalities also fell from 512 last week to 484 this.

In addition the number of hospital beds taken with Covid-19 patients has remained stable at just over 16% of the total available.

The situation in Madrid continues to improve and now has a lower rate than the national average at 310 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The regional government this week lifted the lifted the perimetral confinement in 10 of the regions 286 basic healthcare areas to leave 31 still under lockdown.

To date Spain has registered 1,521,899 coronavirus cases and 41,253 deaths.

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