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Spain records lowest number of new Covid-19 cases in two months

Spain records lowest number of new Covid-19 cases in two months
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  • There were no coronavirus-related deaths for the second consecutive day in Malaga province but the long holiday weekend is likely to result in a spike later in the week

Monday saw the lowest number in almost two months of new coronavirus cases confirmed in Spain.

The Ministry of Health reported that 356 people tested positive (+0.2%) in the previous 24 hours (the lowest since 7 March), a massive reduction on Sunday when 838 were recorded. The total number of people who have tested positive since the start of the pandemic now stands at 218,101.

Deaths following a coronavirus diagnosis, meanwhile, stand at 25,428, after a further 164 deaths (+0.7%) were recorded on both Sunday and Monday.

The number of patients being given the all-clear continues to rise, with a further 2,441 on Monday (1,654 on Sunday) taking the total to 121,343 (+2.1%).

No new fatalities in Malaga

In Malaga province, no new coronavirus-related deaths were reported for the second consecutive day, with the number of fatalities remaining at 261 since Saturday.

The Andalusian Ministry of Health and Families also reported that there were more patients given the all-clear (24) than new positive cases (20).

This data, nationally and regionally, should be read with caution, however, as the long holiday weekend will see some test results and death reports not processed until as late as Wednesday or Thursday.