Spain’s coronavirus death toll tops 10,000 mark

Clay Curtis
April 2, 2020

The country has also recorded the second most Coronavirus infections, behind the United States of America which has almost 190,000 cases.

According to the Health data, there are now 110,238 cases of coronavirus, 8,102 new in one day, however nearly 27,000 have been cured and more than 54,000 patients have required hospitalisation of which there are 6,092 patients in Intensive Care (ICU). Today's daily death rate is 950 which sees the cumulative total top the 10,000 threshold and is an increase from Wednesday's total of 864 deaths and is a new daily high.

Airlines are meeting with the government to try to secure liquidity, the transport minister said Thursday.

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Spain has exceeded 10,000.

Officials have warned that even if the epidemic is peaking, the pressure on the intensive care system would be subject to a lag of a week or longer, with hospitals likely to reach crisis point by the end of this week or early next.

The Spanish government has been criticized by opposition parties, some health workers and unions for the reported shortages of intensive care facilities, the lack of sufficient personal protective equipment and overworked health workers.

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Many state unemployment offices have also been overwhelmed by a tsunami of applications. The figure more than doubled what economists had been expecting.

But officials said the tough foreclosure measures in Spain are having the desired effect. That number represents more than 20% of the overall number of cases. The total now stands at 26,743 in Spain - up from 22,647 the previous day. In total, it has accumulated 110,238 recorded cases since the start of the epidemic.

A total of 189,633 people are infected by this deadly virus in the USA, edging out Italy, which has reported the most deaths, Spain and China, where the virus was first detected in December in the metropolis of Wuhan.

More than three-quarters of Americans are under lockdown, including tens of thousands of prisoners, who were told Wednesday they would be confined to their cells for two weeks.

The devastating impact on the Spanish economy is evident in recent data.

This increase represents the largest monthly rise since records began, Labor Minister Yolanda Diaz said at a press conference in Madrid on Thursday. She called the increase in unemployment "absolutely exceptional" and "historic".

In terms of direct unemployment, the worst-hit sectors have been construction, tourism, hospitality, culture, administration, and education.

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