World’s second-highest death toll after Italy it is Spain, with the virus so far claiming 9,053 lives after a record 864 people died over the past 24 hours, while the number of confirmed cases reached 102,136.But on daily basis, the rate of new infections continued its week-long downward trend. And most importantly, the number of people in hospital and those intensive care was falling, suggesting the epidemic had reached its peak, said Fernando Simon. The main priority now was to ensure that the health system was capable of guaranteeing adequate coverage for all patients, Simon said Officials said the figures gave a “very positive” indication that the unprecedented lockdown put in place on March 14, confining Spain’s population of nearly 47 million to their homes, was working.
Crunching the numbers, Wednesday’s figures showed new cases increasing by just over eight percent, compared with nearly 11 percent on Tuesday 11 Aug 2020.Meanwhile an enhanced testing effort is revealing that a majority of the infected are younger and asymptomatic, making them less likely to need medical treatment. After to months battling back the coronavirus, Hospitals of Spain’s are beginning to see patients struggling to breath and after returning to their wards. The deployment of a military emergency brigade have set up a field hospital in Zaragoza this week and it is a grim reminder that Spain is far from claiming the victory over the coronavirus that devastated the European’s in March and April.
The authorities said that the field hospital is a precaution, but no one has forgotten scenes of the hospitals filled to capacity and the day-to-day death toll reaching over 900 fatalities a few months ago. The numbers of people saying that where they had good local epidemiological tracking, like things have gone well, Bengoa said. But in the other parts of the country obviously we did not have the sufficient local capacity to deal with outbreaks, we have community transmission again. On of the 20 Spanish epidemiologists is Bengoa and public health experts who recently called in a letter published in the medical journal. The Lancet for an independent investigation of COVID-19 responded to identify weaknesses that made country among the worst affected by the pandemic in the Europe despite its robust universal health care system.
The Spanish Health Ministry has also embarked on one of the world’s largest epidemiological surveys. Randomly testing over 60k people, it found the virus prevalence to be 5%, howing that the population was far from a “herd immunity. “However, the Spain with a population of 47 million, leads Europe with 44,400 new confirmed cases in past 14 days, compared with just 4,700 new cases reported by Italy, which has 60 million inhabitants and it was the first European country to be rocked by the coronavirus.
Spain is still in the good shape compared with many of countries in the Americas, where the virus seems to be spreading unchecked in the Mexico, several South American countries and US. But hospitalizations for Corona Virus have quintupled in Spain since early July, when cases were down to the trickle after a nationwide lockdown stopped a first wave of the virus which pushed the health care system to breaking point. The Health Ministry also said on Tuesday that 805 people were hospitalized with the virus in the previous seven days. Half of the 64 virus related to the deaths reported that week were from Aragón, region surrounding Zaragoza.