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Spain's daily death figure up slightly but recoveries continue to outnumber new cases

A health worker takes a sample for a Covid-19 test outside Malaga's Hospital Civil.
A health worker takes a sample for a Covid-19 test outside Malaga's Hospital Civil. / Ñito Salas
  • Six of the 378 deaths reported on Saturday were in the province of Malaga, where the increase in new cases was 170

Figures reported on Saturday show that the coronavirus pandemic continues to slow in Spain. For the second day running the number of deaths reported in the daily news conference was below the 400 mark.

The figure was slightly higher than the previous day's however, with 378 deaths reported, while Friday's figure was 367, the lowest since 22 March.

Saturday's figures puts the daily fatality increase at 1.6%, half the rate reported two weeks ago.

The total number of fatalities with Covid-19 in Spain is now at 22,902, the third highest in the world after the US and Italy.

The daily increase in new cases of infection was higher on Saturday, at 2,944, as opposed to the 2,796 cases reported on Friday.

Spain's total case figures are now at 205,905, considering just PCR test positives; and 223,759, including PCR and the faster serological tests carried out on symptom-free individuals.

For the second day running the increase in patients being given the all-clear - 3,353 - was higher than the new case figure.

Malaga

In Malaga province Saturday's figures were worse than Friday's in terms of confirmed deaths and new cases.

Six new Covid-19 deaths were reported, two more than on Friday, taking the total for Malaga province to 247.

New cases counted on Saturday in the province were 170, 72 more than the previous day, reaching a total of 3,009. The rise could be put down to more tests being carried out.

In Malaga the number of confirmed Covid-19 recoveries was at 1,189 on Saturday, with 70 more all-clears in the last 24 hours.

Thirty-five patients were in intensive care with coronavirus on Saturday in Malaga province, five fewer than on Friday.