Another vast death toll in Spain, total number close to Italy

Another vast death toll in Spain, total number close to Italy
Paramedics disinfect a stretcher outside the Burgos Hospital in northern Spain on April 2. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Spain has suffered another vast death toll, as the country’s health ministry said 932 people have died from coronavirus on Friday.

Spain’s figure is now closer to Italy’s world-high total.

Friday’s vast death toll means that 10,935 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in Spain, the second-highest daily number since the pandemic began in Spain, but slightly smaller than the increase announced Thursday.

Spanish health officials, however, in the last several days have been speaking optimistically of reaching the peak of infection.

There are now 76,262 active cases in Spain. According to the Ministry’s data, an increase of 2,770 active cases from Thursday – but also the smallest daily rise since March 20.

The Spanish Health Ministry also reports that 30,513 have now recovered from the virus – nearly 4,000 more than the number reported Thursday.

Since the pandemic hit the country, 6,416 people have been admitted to intensive care units, but the rate of new infections has slowed dramatically compared to the dire situation the country was facing in the middle of March.

Germany warns its ICU capacity may not be high enough

The head of Germany’s disease control agency warned on Friday that the country may not have enough hospital beds and ventilators to tackle its coronavirus outbreak.

Lothar Wieler, the head of the Robert Koch Institute said: ”I am very happy that the ventilation beds and intensive care capacities have been increased. Still, I cannot be sure that these capacities are sufficient enough.”

The German health minister informed that Germany sent 50 ventilators to Spain to help that country battle its coronavirus outbreak.

Jens Spahn said: “Especially in times of coronavirus we stick together. We wish the Spanish much strength in these times.”

Doctors molested in India while treating coronavirus patient

A mob in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh pelted doctors with stones while they were treating a suspected coronavirus patient, a police officer said.

Police said two doctors and three community health workers were attacked in the city of Indore and it took place on Wednesday.

It was reported previously that doctors in India are facing discrimination and danger as some in the public fear health-care workers could themselves bring the virus into their communities and contribute to its spread.

Queen Elizabeth has recorded a televised statement on coronavirus

Buckingham Palace says, Queen Elizabeth has recorded a televised address in relation to the coronavirus outbreak, which will be broadcast this Sunday.

A statement from the palace says: “Her Majesty The Queen has recorded a special broadcast to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak. The televised address will be broadcast at 8pm (3pET) on Sunday 5th April 2020. The address was recorded at Windsor Castle.”

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