The Spanish Ministry of Health registered an additional 15,186 new infections, bringing the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 936,560, according to data announced by the Spanish health authorities. Of the new infections, 6,591 correspond to confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.
Madrid remains the autonomous community with the highest number of new infections, registering 3,175 new cases, a number that brings the accumulated in the region to 273.0212. For this reason, a State of Emergency was declared last Friday.
Spain adds 222 more deaths to the official count, which means that the total figure is already around 33,775 deaths, according to this Friday’s balance sheet.
It should be taken into account that these data do not include those who died in nursing homes or who did not undergo the diagnostic test despite having symptoms compatible with the viral disease.
Italy has registered 10,010 infections with the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a new record as well as 55 new fatalities, according to the Italian Ministry of Health.
Since the covid-19 pandemic appeared in the country on 21 February, there have been 391,611 infections, which have caused 36,427 deaths, according to Italian authorities.
The number of active cases in Italy now stands at 107,312, with 6,178 people admitted to hospitals, 382 more than on Thursday.
In turn, the number of inpatients in intensive care in the last 24 hours is 638, 52 more than the previous day.
The regions with the most cases detected on the last day were Lombardia with 2,419 daily infections, Campania with 1,261 new cases and Piedmont with 821 new infections.
The UK has recorded 15,650 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 689,257 since the pandemic began in the country, according to the British health ministry.
With regard to deaths, 136 more were accounted for, currently totaling 43,429 fatalities.
There are still a further 5,311 patients hospitalized in the last 24 hours, of which 580 are in intensive care units. The total is 151,244.
Globally, the Covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 39 million people, causing more than one million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University in the United States.