The Ministry of Health of La Rioja has confirmed the first death of a person with the Covid-1 disease9. The deceased person is an elderly woman with previous pluripatology who was admitted to the San Pedro de Logrono Hospital. This new case would raise the number of fatalities to at least 29.
Currently there 102 cases from La Rioja confirmed from Covid-19, have been discarded 226 suspected cases of coronavirus, 2,155 telephone inquiries have been answered and the home intervention health team has carried out a total of 366 actions.
Already more than 1,204 positive
The Ministry of Health has confirmed this monday 1,204 cases of coronavirus in Spain, of which most focus on the Community of Madrid (577) and the Basque Country (149). In addition, there are at least 68 people admitted to the ICU. The death toll rises to 28, according to data updated this Monday, however, the new deceased in La Rioja should be added. A total of 30 people have been discharged.
In addition to Madrid and the Basque Country, these are the communities with the highest number of infected people: La Rioja (102), Catalonia (101), Andalusia (54), Valencian Community (37), Castilla-La Mancha (26), Castilla y Leon (33) and Canary Islands (22). They are followed by Aragon (30), Cantabria (12), Baleares (11), Asturias (7), Extremadura (7), Galicia (19), Murcia (5) and Navarra (12). Ceuta and Melilla continue without cases of coronavirus confirmed.
Measures in Madrid and the Basque Country
The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has appeared this Monday to explain the situation and the measures to be taken to deal with the outbreak. “The data indicate a worse change in the evolution of the disease in Spain,” said the minister after meeting with the advisers of the branch. This worsening of the situation, he explained, implies a change of scenery. “We move from a containment scenario to a reinforced containment scenario, which means that in some parts that we call high transmission, additional measures are taken. “In Madrid, Vitoria and Labastida, classes will be suspended.
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Illa has also launched a battery of recommendations for these areas in order to avoid concentrations of people in the workplace: teleworking whenever possible, flexible working hours and staggered shifts. Also, call to avoid face-to-face meetings.
Beyond the specific measures for these most affected territories, it has also promoted a series of councils for the whole territory. Thus, he has recommended home care for the elderly, that people with chronic diseases or pluripatologies limit home departures for being “especially vulnerable” groups. He has also called to avoid “unnecessary travel.”