THIS IS THE ROLLING CORONAVIRUS STORY FOR SATURDAY 23 MAY 2020 - DAY 69 OF LOCK DOWN (NOW PHASE 1 HERE IN ALMERIMAR - WE MOVE TO PHASE 2 ON MONDAY)
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
Data Friday May 22
The data confirm a downward trend and final control of the first wave of the epidemic. Terrific day regarding the integration of data from the autonomous communities.
Yesterday I could not show multiplication rates and graphs since the global photograph was left hanging because the data received from Catalonia was blocked in the Ministry of Health, which was subjected to reexamination. Today they announce that we are in the same situation. Fernando Simón has been very hard regarding the problems they have identified as inconsistent in the information transmitted, which leads them to not yet validate the data.
One of the consequences of this situation of reevaluation of figures: today there have been recognized 688 deaths from coronaviruses of past dates that had not been correctly reported in their day. The total death toll thus jumps to 28,628.
The recorded number of deceased for the last 24 hours is 56. We cannot compare it with yesterday's figures, because they did not include those who died in Catalonia, who still do not give them. But as for the underlying trend, very good figures since they clearly move us away from the hundred figure. Tomorrow we enter a new weekly cycle of descent, so now it is likely that we will not see that figure of one hundred deaths per day. The multiplication rate stands at 1.010 (we calculate the rate with respect to the numbers of new daily deaths).
There are 446 new infections, although the total number of infections is increased by 1,787, due to the same adjustment mentioned with the data for Catalonia. Fernando Simón insists again that of these 446 cases only a minority (less than 40) correspond to current activation of the disease. More than 60% correspond to symptoms developed more than a week ago. It is a bad thing that they have been spreading, but regarding the evolution of the epidemic it indicates that the current foci are very limited. The rate rebounds to 1.007.
Like last Friday, we showed the data of cases by communities not with the cases declared in the last 4 days, but in the last 7 days. We are forced not to show the distribution map in percentage due to the problem with the data for Catalonia.
We show case data for every 100,000 inhabitants this week, last week and the difference between the two, without the Catalan data.