The high speed of transmission of the coronavirus, with more than 13,000 new cases reported this Thursday, continues to promote restrictions, such as the closing from this Friday and for 15 days of bars and restaurants in Catalonia, and perimeter confinements, such as Madrid, decreed a week ago, as well as the perimeter confinement of Salamanca starting on Saturday.
The Minister of Health, Salvador IllaHe wanted this Friday to “send a message to the public” that until the vaccine arrives, if all goes well, “We have five or six complicated months left“. Regarding Christmas, has recognized that this year “they will be different”. Although he has not wanted to anticipate, he has indicated that a meeting of six people is not the same as a larger one in which there is no awareness of the pandemic scenario we are experiencing.
Regarding the data, the Ministry of Health notified this Thursday 13,318 new infections, 6,603 in the last 24 hours, a significant rise compared to the other days. Total cases now reach 921,374. As to the deceased, fell back to 140 in the last 24 hours after the increase on Wednesday. In the last week there have been 494 deaths and the global count rises to 33,553 deaths since the start of the pandemic.