No new Covid-19 deaths were registered by Spain’s Health Ministry on Sunday, new data released on Monday shows.
The total Covid-19 death toll holds steady for a second day, at 27,127 since the start of the pandemic in Spain.
“The positive statistic is that we do not have any notification of deaths that occurred yesterday,” said Dr. Fernando Simón, Spain’s director of the Center for Health Emergencies.
Speaking at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing, Simón said 15 out of Spain’s 17 regions reported between zero and two deaths over the last week.
The Health Ministry did report a rise of 79 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 239,638.
Asked about reported parties that exceeded the sanctioned number of people allowed to socialize, where infections were detected, Simón responded by saying “these things worry me.”
Simón said that localized reemergence cases of coronavirus in Spain are “controlled” due to the tracing and diagnosis by health authorities. However, he said he fears that activities, such as a drinking party attended by several hundred young people over the weekend in a small town south of Madrid, could constitute other points of the virus re-emerging.