Spanish news site La Sexta reports that 18,298 new cases were reported across Spain in the past week, and since the start of the pandemic in March, Spain has a total of 305,767 positively tested individuals. With this number, Spain is one of the hardest hit countries in the world after the United States, India, Brazil and Mexico. Since the coronavirus was diagnosed in Spain, 28,499 people have died from the virus, of which 25 in the past 7 days.
Worries about Aragón Spanish region
Aragón is the region where most infections occur, with 614 new infections per day. Madrid follows with 539 new cases, followed by Catalonia (146), Valencia (89) and Andalusia (85). La Sexta wrote today that the Spanish government is concerned about the situation in Aragón, as 567 people per 100,000 inhabitants have been tested positive for Covid-19.
The epicenter of ‘the second corona wave’ in Aragon is without a doubt Zaragoza with 455 new cases in one day. At present, 43 percent of IC beds and 35 percent of regular hospital beds are still available. Last Tuesday, the regional president of Aragon announced a grant of 1.5 million euros to enable health centers to bear the additional costs caused by Covid-19. The aim is that the centers can ‘catch their breath’ with this extra budget, since the coronavirus has also taken hold among healthcare personnel.
Special measures Aragon, Navarre, Catalonia, Valladolid and Murcia
RTVE wrote last night that there are currently 560 active outbreaks of the corona virus in Spain. In some regions or provinces, the regional administration has taken special measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus. In Valladolid, for example, special measures have been taken for the municipalities of Íscar and Pedrajas de San Sebastian. Since 2 August, a home stay requirement has applied here. In Navarre, a Pamplona neighborhood has returned to phase 2. The same applies to the capital of Zaragoza, Comarca Central and Bajo Aragón-Caspe. Also in Huesca, the capital and Cinco Baja are back to phase 2.
In Lleida, the inhabitants of the comarca Segría and a large part of Noguera still have a lockdown. Since 18 July, a home stay requirement and restrictive measures in shops and entertainment venues apply in Barcelona. The same applies in Figueres and Villafant (Girona). In Murcia, the municipality of Totana has returned to phase 1 since July 23.