Spain has recorded no coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours for the
first time since the beginning of March, a senior health ministry
spokesman said Monday.
“Today we have received no deaths with the date of death from
yesterday,” Fernando Simon, head of the Coordination Centre for Health
Alerts and Emergencies told journalists. The number of new cases had
also fallen, he added.
Spain has recorded new deaths every day since March 3, though the first
death there from the virus in fact dates back to February 13.
It is one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic, having recorded
27,127 deaths from 239,638 cases notified, according to the latest
ministry figures Monday.
Spain had become very fast at detecting cases, said Simon.
But he warned against any failure to respect the existing restrictions
on mass gatherings, still in force despite a gradual relaxation of what
was one of the world’s strictest lockdowns.