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Spain records its LOWEST 24-hour coronavirus death toll in a month with an increase of 367 to 22,524 

Spain has recorded its lowest 24-hour death toll in a month with 367 deaths.

Figures released by the Ministry of Health this morning show there have now been 22,524 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

The number of infections is 219,764, which represents
an increase of 6,740 positives in 24 hours. This is a significantly higher
figure than those registered in recent days but is being attributed to more
testing in the community.

The number of people cured has reached 92,355,
which is 3,105 more than Thursday.

 Madrid is the region with the highest
number of positive cases, with 5,8191 already registered, followed by Catalonia
with 45,544. These two areas have had 7,765 and 4,393 deaths.

Andalusia has 1,107 deaths; Aragon 695;
Asturias 231; Balearic Islands 172; Canary Islands 128; Cantabria 178;
Castilla-La Mancha 2,255; Castilla y León 1,612; Ceuta 4; Valencian Community
1,147; Extremadura 411; Galicia 382; Melilla 2; Murcia 125; Navarra 417; Basque
Country 1,193; and La Rioja 307.

On Thursday, 440 deaths and 4,635 new cases
were reported. 

Minister of Health, Salvador Illa said:
“The figures remain at 2% contagion, a month ago it was 25%. We are
achieving this week’s slowdown targets. ”

However, he insisted that Spain continues to
be in a “confinement” phase, despite the fact that there is still a
slowdown in cases of new infections of coronavirus.

Spain’s State of Emergency has just been
extended from April 26th to May 10th, with the Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez
indicating that the lockdown is likely to be lifted in phases in different
regions first.

From Sunday, children under the age of 14 will
be allowed out to play for an hour provided they are accompanied by a parent
and with only three children from the same family at any one time.