For the second day running, the Health Ministry has reported no new coronavirus deaths in Spain.
It did, however, say there was a rise in infections, which came in at 137 in the previous 24 hours, compared to 71 the day before.
Since the start of the crisis, there have been 27,127 Covid-19-related fatalities according to the official figures supplied by the government, which are based on cases where PCR tests have been carried out. Total confirmed infections are currently at 239,932.
The figures should be viewed with some caution, as the Health Ministry is still in the process of updating the historical record of the data, and is now giving the number of fatalities over the last seven days. This number was at 34 yesterday.
Fernando Simón, the director of the Health Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts, also called for caution over the figures as one of Spain’s regions may have had problems sending the data to the central government.
But, he said, “the number of fatalities are slower and there are fewer and fewer patients in intensive care.”