The Ministry of Health has registered 1 deceased from coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 52 during the last week, which has raised the official total figure to 27,134. Of the figure of 52 deceased in the last week, Castilla y León has reported 21, Asturias 10 and Catalonia 7, while Madrid has reported 1.
Furthermore, the number of infections diagnosed the previous day has dropped to 177, compared to 195 yesterday.. Keep standing out Madrid, with 94 new cases. In the last week, just 14 cases have required admission to the ICU, 3 of them in Castilla y León, 4 in Madrid and 3 in Castilla la Mancha.
Despite the official death toll with coronavirus being 27,134, the estimated number of deaths in Spain during the first 21 weeks of 2020, up to May 24, amounts to 225,930 people, representing a 24.1% increase (43,945 more) compared to the same period of the previous year, according to data published by the National Statistics Institute (INE).
This figure of almost 44,000 more deaths compared to 2019 suggests that those killed by the pandemic may be much more than officially estimated. According to this report, the week with the highest number of deaths was 14 (which includes March 30 to April 5) with 20,575 deceased, 154.6% more than in the same week of 2019. Precisely this period was the period of greatest health chaos caused by the pandemic.
For his part, during weeks 12 to 16 (from March 16 to April 19) the increase in deaths was always over 50%, which coincides with the worst moments of the health crisis. In the week 21, last studied, the number of deaths is estimated at 7,470 people, a figure similar to that of the same week in 2019, when there were 7,429 deaths.
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