Spain on Monday reported no deaths from coronavirus on the last day since the outbreak in the country.

Spain for the first time since March has recorded a total number of 27,127 deaths from COVID-19 so far .

Likewise, the new confirmed cases fell to 71 in the last 24 hours , bringing the total number of people infected, and confirmed by the PCR test, to 239,638. In addition, 11,399 people have been admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 9 in the last 7 days, and 123,879 have required hospitalization.

According to the report of the Ministry of Health, 35 people have lost their lives in the last 7 days. “ We have 15 autonomous communities that have reported between zero and two deaths in the last seven days. The good fact is that we have not notified any deceased with a death date yesterday, “said Fernando Simón, government spokesman for the pandemic. Sunday’s report had released a total of two deaths.

In the last week, the Madrid region, the one hardest hit by the pandemic, recorded a single death. and Catalonia, 11.

“The data maintains the same trend that we have observed in recent weeks. They keep us in a position where we can progressively open the restrictive measures, “added the epidemiologist Simón. government spokesman for the pandemic. Sunday’s report had released a total of two deaths.

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In the last week, the Madrid region, the one hardest hit by the pandemic, recorded a single death. and Catalonia, 11.

“The data maintains the same trend that we have observed in recent weeks. They keep us in a position where we can progressively open the restrictive measures, “added the epidemiologist Simón.

Reopening continues

Four small Spanish islands, three in the archipelago of the Canary Islands (Atlantic) and one in the Balearic Islands (Mediterranean) premiere this Monday the last phase of the lack of confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic and become the vanguard of what half of Spain.

On the islands of La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa and Formentera from today it will be possible, for example, to consume inside bars and restaurants, and not only at the tables installed on the street (terraces), which will expand their capacity to 75%. Shopping centers, zoos, aquariums or casinos will also be opened, always with limited capacity, and cultural activities can be carried out in libraries and museums.

But also other areas of Spain premiere phase two on Monday , such as the region of Valencia (east) and the Andalusian provinces of Malaga and Granada, which will mean, for example, being able to access the beaches, in some very prominent areas of the Spanish Mediterranean coast.

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They are joined by other areas of the Castilla-La Mancha region, so that 70% of Spain is already in phase two, in the absence of Madrid, Barcelona and its metropolitan area and the capitals of Castilla y León , the areas more affected by the pandemic, more of which were incorporated into the de-escalation.

To manage this last section of the confinement, the Spanish government will ask Congress this week for the latest extension of the state of alarm, a legal instrument that has allowed limiting mobility since the start of the pandemic.

As announced by the Prime Minister, the socialist Pedro Sánchez, this will be a “last and final extension”, “lighter” and different from the previous five before returning to normal. It will be the sixth extension since the state of alarm was decreed, on March 14, will last from June 8 to 21 and will be managed by regional authorities, with the support, if necessary, of the central government, which only will handle mobility issues.

(With information from Europa Press and EFE )