Spain on Sunday reported 87 coronavirus deaths over a 24-hour interval, the primary time in two months that the each day toll has dropped beneath 100.
The quantity got here a day earlier than Spain is to additional loosen up lockdown measures throughout the nation, however not in Madrid and Barcelona.
“For the primary time in a very long time we’re beneath 100 which is nice information,” mentioned the top of the emergency well being centre Fernando Simon.
On the peak of the present outbreak in early April, Spain counted 950 deaths in in the future.
Spain stays one of many nations hardest hit by the virus with a complete of 27,650 deaths, the well being ministry reported on Sunday.
The variety of confirmed circumstances was greater than 231,000.
Simon mentioned Spain was now “very shut” to placing an finish to the transmission of the virus, including this was because of efforts by the inhabitants.
He warned, nonetheless, that the hazard of a second wave of infections was “nonetheless very massive”.
Spain final Monday started a three-phase plan to finish lockdowns for half the nation by the top of June.
Some 70 % of the inhabitants could have emerged from lockdown this coming week.
Out of doors seating in bars and eating places will probably be allowed once more, as are household reunions and conferences between mates as much as 10 folks.
However folks dwelling in Madrid and far of the neighbouring Castile y Leon area are to stay confined subsequent week, as are the inhabitants of Barcelona.
Small retailers, nonetheless, will probably be allowed to reopen.
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