THIS IS THE ROLLING CORONAVIRUS STORY FOR WEDNESDAY 20 MAY 2020 - DAY 66 OF LOCK DOWN (NOW PHASE 1 HERE IN ALMERIMAR)
Daily info from my preferred Spanish stats guy
Note that a multiplication rate of 1.0 means approximately 0 events (cases or deaths) when comparing today`s 4 day average with yesterday's.
Note that this is the data from yesterday - due to timing changes to the release of data by the government
Spain, coronavirus situation, Tuesday May 19.
- Today the trend won this weekend is not broken.
They report 295 cases (+10). Second day below 300. New drop in the multiplication rate, to 1.007. Simón explains that only 17 of them seem to be of a very recent new contagion. The spread of contagion would already be very limited.
-13 communities already apply an early detection system and communicate the data. Today, dry data without graphics, because I do not have access to the material.
83 in the last 48 hours (+24). Third day below 100 deaths. The current range is 60-120. That it moves up or down, if it is within the range, does not mean worsening-improving. Another push down the rate, to 1.012.
Major mess on the data consistency front. Yesterday they gave total deaths: 27,709 Total deaths today: 27,778 Difference: 69 However, they report 83 deaths. In the document they point out a mysterious “Asturias has validated their cases of hospitalized, deceased”. That "the series are being revised." As these surprising inconsistencies (which do not end up being translated into revised series) are constant, it must be understood that they are not very concerned that there are these inconsistencies in their crisis communication.