Another 517 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Spain in the past 24 hours –the second-lowest daily rise in deaths for three weeks — according to Spanish Health Ministry data released Monday.
In the past three weeks, the daily number of deaths has only fallen below 600 on two occasions.
The country has now recorded a total of 17,489 deaths with 87,280 active cases.
The increase in infections — 624 new cases were recorded on Monday — is higher than Sunday’s rise, but in the middle of the range recorded over the past week.
The daily increase in those listed as having “recovered” from the virus was lower than those reported in the past two weeks, at 2,336.
One of the countries worst hit by the pandemic so far, Spain has recorded a total of 169,496 coronavirus cases.
Back to work for some: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will lift some restrictions on movement and service despite new cases of the coronavirus being reported daily.
Speaking at a news conference on Easter Sunday, Sánchez warned the Spanish people against complacency as the rate of infections and deaths from coronavirus slows.
I want to be clear, we are not even entering phase two …The state of alarm continues, consequently the general confinement continues,” he said.
Sánchez said that the lifting of restrictions, some of which will begin on Monday, would be progressive and measured.