Nearly 5 thousand new cases and 324 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours

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Spain reported nearly five thousand new cases in the last few hours, and 324 deaths by coronavirus, with their Intensive Care units overwhelmed and the health care system to the limit.

This is the highest number in a day since the beginning of the crisis, and more than doubles and even triples the number of revenue days earlier.

It is as well as the number of people affected increased by 41 per cent compared to Friday’s data, which allows us to know that Spain has about 25,000 cases of COVID-19, and has now reached the thousand 350 deaths, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health.

In the last week in the country were admitted to the ICU a total of 563 patients, which leads to a collapse of these units is that the own minister of Health, Salvador Illa, said that it would happen, to ensure that they came from “the worst days”.

Against this background it was decided to expand the care of intensive care to other areas of the hospitals, such as the resuscitation and operating rooms, and were suspended scheduled operations to allocate these beds to admitted patients.

In Madrid alone there are more than 700 people are admitted in these units for coronavirus, and in many cases is doubling its capacity, because the more seriously ill patients should use vents artificial to survive.

Of the total cases infected in the country are reported 2125 patients recovered.

Spain is experiencing a health crisis without precedent, which forced the central government to take drastic measures that may impede the flow of people through the streets all over the country, as well as measures relating to the traffic, circulation and road transport, procurement and distribution of masks, care Centres for the Elderly pharmaceutical provision and the treatment of domestic animals.

This week died a nurse in the Basque Country, with which he became the first health care personnel who dies because of COVID-19.