30 Sep, 2020 @ 16:28
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ICU admissions double in one month in Spain

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Healthcare workers dealing with the new coronavirus crisis gather to applaud in return as they are cheered on by local police, Civil Guard and other security forces outside the University Hospital in Coruna, northwestern Spain, on March 26, 2020. - Spain's coronavirus death toll surged above 4,000 today but the increase in both fatalities and new infections slowed, leaving officials hopeful a nationwide lockdown is starting to curb the spread of the disease. A total of 655 deaths were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, bringing the toll to 4,089, the health ministry said. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

ICU patients have more than doubled in the last month, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

On August 28, 751 patients were admitted to the ICU hospital unit. But, by September 29, the report showed 1,535 patients. 

The majority of ICU admissions were made in Madrid, with 484 patients in the capital.

This figure is more than triple the number in Andalusia, which is in second position with 173 ICU patients.

Spain is the second country in Europe to have returned to the same infection rate as at the start of the pandemic.

Russia leads the number of coronavirus cases (1,159,573) followed by Spain (758,172), France 542,639 and the UK 439,013.

However, the UK has had the highest number of total deaths with more than 42,000.

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