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Spain’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 2,000 with over 4,500 new cases

by LLB Reporter
23rd Mar 20 1:20 pm

The number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in Spain has surged by 462 in one day to 2,182 from 1,720 on Sunday.

The Spanish health ministry said the number of new cases of the virus has risen by 4,517 cases on 24 hours to 33,089 on Monday from 28572 on Sunday.

Of those new cases 12% are health workers with 600 in Madrid alone. BNO media outlet reported 570 patients were admitted to intensive care units (ICU) in 24 hours bringing the total number of patients in ICU across the country to 2,355.

Carmen Calvo, Spain’s deputy Prime Minister was hospitalised on Sunday with a respiratory infection.

The Spanish government said in a statement, “The deputy Prime Minister went to a hospital yesterday afternoon and after medical tests were carried out doctors decided she had to remain there to receive treatment for a respiratory infection.”

Enrique Ruiz Escudero, senior health official of Madrid’s Regional Government, told radio station COPE on Monday they are expecting a decrease in numbers by the end of the week, with a peak by Wednesday.

He said: “We believe this week we’ll reach the famous ‘peak’ – in which we see new cases, but less than the day before.”

On Sunday the government extended their lockdown until 11 April.

Boris Johnson is preparing emergency new laws in the House of Commons for a possible lockdown within 24 hours as “very selfish” people are ignoring social distancing measures.

As a direct result of people across the UK socialising in large groups in Snowdonia, Brighton, Battersea park and many other locations we could now face a full lockdown.

The measures of the lockdown could include movement being restricted by the police or military, with possible curfews implemented to enforce self-isolation.

A senior NHS doctor has expressed his fears that staff could be passing on the coronavirus to patients as they are not being provided with tests.

The doctor wrote about his experiences and said there is “little we can do” and victims are dying in front of his eyes.

It has been revealed that there is a huge shortage of protective equipment for medical staff and they are not tested unless they show symptoms.

He warned that not everyone shows symptoms immediately but can still be carriers and fears “as a doctor could be a silent killer” passing on coronavirus to patients.

On Sunday, the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has ordered all Britons to immediately “Stay at home” over the “war” of the coronavirus pandemic.

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