THIS IS THE ROLLING CORONAVIRUS STORY FOR SUNDAY 24 MAY 2020 - DAY 70 OF LOCK DOWN (NOW PHASE 1 HERE IN ALMERIMAR - WE MOVE TO PHASE 2 TOMORROW)
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
The area of cases and deaths of the last days is maintained. The descent to the next level has not yet taken place. It will probably arrive in the next few days: a number of cases between 150 and 250 daily.
48 deceased today, a minimum figure since the start of the decline in early April. The figure from two days ago is not comparable because the data for Catalonia were missing. It is already a consecutive week with figures below one hundred. Everything indicates that we will not return to that number. The multiplication rate remains at 1.010.
Today I make a stop in the trend in new hospital admissions. It's been almost a month since this important series was recovered. Like the rest of the series, there are constant problems of inconsistencies between the variation of total data and the numbers of daily hospitalizations. But at least in broad lines, the numbers can be reliable.
They are figures of new hospitalizations in the last 7 days. There are 1,246 in the last week. They are really very high figures, especially when compared to the number of new cases. This is due to the existence of tens of thousands of cases still active. Earnings have been cut in half compared to the previous week, and are 3.5 times less than two weeks ago.
Regarding ICU admissions in the last seven days, it amounts to 147. It decreases compared to 209 in the previous week.
361 new cases reported. It is appreciated that for the first time in the CCAES Daily Update the cases of the anomaly in the way of reporting in Madrid and Catalonia are indicated. Thus, it indicates that Madrid reports 68 newly diagnosed cases and 185 in total. Catalonia, 92 and 151. If the total data is shown as it is done today, it is to be expected that these communities will gradually use this own accounting system (although it continues to surprise that the Ministry of Health is still unable to impose a single criterion. I am surprised.
Today's case number, 361, perfectly maintains the trend of relative case control, with 7 consecutive days below 500. The rate remains at 1.007.