311 new deaths were recorded on Wednesday, bringing the total to 40,105 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. In Europe, France also reached this threshold a week ago. The United Kingdom also hit 50,000 dead on Wednesday. Wednesday’s figures come after Spain hit a 24-hour death toll in the second wave of the second pandemic, with more than 400 new deaths. However, authorities are optimistic and estimate that the epidemic has entered a phase of “net stabilization”.
“It has been several days since the cumulative incidence over 14 days has stabilized” around 525 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, explained on Tuesday Fernando Simon, director of the health emergency center of the Ministry of Health. This is a trend observed since the beginning of November, after the “transmission peak” passed at the end of October, the “effect” of the restrictions introduced in Spain, according to him, quoted by Agerpres.
On October 25, the government declared a state of health emergency, involving a traffic ban almost throughout the country and authorizing regional health authorities to take anti-COVID measures. Several regions have closed their territories or ordered the closure of bars and restaurants, and some are pushing for the example of other European countries that have decreed isolation at home.