7 Oct, 2020 @ 18:54
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Spain records 10,491 COVID-19 cases Wednesday but doubts emerge over Madrid figures while concern grows for Andalucia


SPAIN has added 10,491 coronavirus cases to its rolling total on Wednesday, a drop of 13% on yesterday, when 11,998 were recorded.

It brings the total number of detected cases since the start of the pandemic to 835,901.

On a national level, it seems the virus has stabilised, according to the health ministry, however there are concerning patterns of resurgence in certain regions.

Additionally there are questions being raised about the numbers being reported in Madrid, the region that has been hit the hardest over the past two months.

Today it reported 2,853 cases, down from the 5,187 registered on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, of the 5,075 positive PCRs attributed to the past 24 hours in Spain, Madrid accounts for 2,325.

Meanwhile other regions are appearing at the top of the list after having been at the lower end for much of the pandemic.

This includes Andalucia, which is second after Madrid on Wednesday, attributing 473 COVID-19 cases to PCRs taken in the past 24 hours, followed by Aragon with 395 and Navarra with 253.

Andalucia registered a total of over 1,900 cases on Wednesday, a record in the post-lockdown or ‘second wave’ era.

Meanwhile less populated regions which had previously handled the virus well have also seen a surge in cases, with Extremedura clocking 215 cases in the past 24 hours and Murcia and Galicia recording 211 each over the same period.

In terms of deaths, 76 people have lost their lives to the virus in the past 24 hours, a significant drop from the 261 recorded on Tuesday.

It brings the total death toll since the start of the pandemic in Spain to 32,562.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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