Spain reports 26,299 deaths from coronavirus
Spain reported another 229 coronavirus deaths on Friday and 1,095 more infections, as regions across the country prepare to further relax lockdown measures next week.
131,148 HAVE RECOVERED SO FAR
In total, Spanish Health Ministry has counted nearly 223,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 26,299 deaths. More than 121,700 people have been hospitalized and 131,148 have recovered from the disease.
At least 44 doctors have lost their lives to coronavirus in Spain so far, according to the Medical College of Madrid.
Today, regions across Spain are expecting to hear back from the central government about their ability to further ease lockdown measures on Monday.
All parts of Spain, with the exception of parts of Catalonia and Castile and Leon, have requested to advance to the next phase of the de-escalation, which will allow the opening of some shops, restaurants and cafe terraces as well as gatherings of up to 10 people.
Spain’s chief epidemiologist Fernando Simon said in a press conference on Thursday the criteria to move to the next phase are based on factors related to health, not economics.
The region of Madrid has been one of Spain’s hardest hit, but it has also requested to further relax lockdown measures next week. Dr. Yolanda Fuentes, Public Health Director of the Region of Madrid, suddenly resigned on Thursday.