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Confirmed Covid-19 recoveries pass 100,000 in Spain

The government's chief health advisor, Fernando Simón, and the director of the Carlos III Health Institute, Raquel Yotti, at the daily press conference on Monday.
The government's chief health advisor, Fernando Simón, and the director of the Carlos III Health Institute, Raquel Yotti, at the daily press conference on Monday. / EP
  • The daily death toll and new case figures were up slightly on Monday, although experts stress downward trend continues

The highlight of Monday's official Covid-19 report was the announcement of another milestone - this time a positive one. The official tally of patients who have recovered from coronavirus has passed the 100,000 mark, reaching 100,875.

This makes Spain the country with the most confirmed recoveries, although until the government's study of seroprevalence in the population is complete, a proper estimate of the number of people who have had the disease and are therefore immune will not be known.

At the moment the recovery figure is 48% of the confirmed cases.

Figures on Monday showed an increase in the daily death toll (331), although this followed Sunday's lowest ever number of fatalities since the beginning of the state of alarm - 288.

The number of new confirmed cases on Monday was 1,831, also up on Sunday's figure of 1,729.

Nevertheless the spread of the virus is measured by the rate of growth of the case figures, which on Monday was 0.8%, the lowest percentage since the start of the crisis.

The total number of cases officially registered in Spain was 209,465 on Monday. Of them, 37,994 are healthcare professionals.