Italy has registered 681 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 15,362. The death toll is the lowest in the last nine days, since Thursday the 26th when 662 people lost their lives. In addition, 4,805 people have been infected in the transalpine country, bringing the balance of infected to 124,632. The Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has decided to extend the state of alarm for two more weeks, until April 26:”We must reduce contagion. We need more time”. The president, who has recognized that more extensions will be necessary, has requested new pacts from La Moncloa and has announced that the Government is finalizing a plan so that the opening of the activity is progressive and that it will be applied depending on how the pandemic evolves. The Technical Health Committee has ensured that they plan a study to find out the real scope of the coronavirus in Spain so that it can estimate how many citizens have already passed the disease and determine the next measures.
Health has reported the lowest number of deaths from coronavirus in 24 hours in eight days: 809 new deaths. In total, 11,744 people have died. The new infections are 7,026 (for a total of 124,736), which represents an increase of 6%, the best figure since the start of the health crisis. The increase in hospitalized in the ICU, an increase of 1.8% with 116 new cases (6,532 in total), is also the smallest since Healthcare began to centralize the data. 57,612 people have needed hospitalization and 34,219 have been discharged.