Spain records lowest rate of coronavirus contagion since declaration of state of alarm


The number of daily coronavirus deaths registered in Spain was 301 on Tuesday, according to the latest figures provided by the Health Ministry. This is a slight fall from Monday, when the number of overnight fatalities was 331.

In recent weeks, an uptick in the numbers has come to be expected on Tuesdays, given that figures tend to be underreported on weekends due to the lack of personnel. But this was not the case today.

What’s more, there was also a fall in the number of new infections. On Tuesday, there were 1,308 new infections, compared to yesterday’s figure of 1,831, which represents a 0.6% rise of the total. This is the lowest figure recorded, in both absolute and relative terms, since the declaration of the state of alarm on March 14.