16 August, 2022

Flags at half mast in Madrid in memory of thousands of deaths from coronavirus

Photo VD David Alfaro, Madrid.

By David Alfaro, Madrid, Spain

Since Monday 30 of March, the Spanish capital flutters its official flags at half mast for the dead of the covid-19, “as a testimony of grief at the suffering of all the locals affected by the pandemic”, According to the president he said of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso.

The latest data offered by the Government, to date in the Community of Madrid due to coronavirus are 3,392 deaths since the start of the pandemic, Y 24,090 contagions, being the autonomous community with the most cases in the country.

Every day at 12 noon, the authorities have invited the population to observe a minute of silence, in memory of the deceased. The numbers so far, throughout Spain indicate that until 30 March, the country registered 85,195 deaths, 7,340 people recovered and also confirmed 12,298 doctors and medical staff infected by the virus.

This week, Spain exceeded the figures registered in China, in infections and deaths, and it is in the third place in number of infections in the world, surpassed only by the United States and Italy, more than 150,000 Y 100,000 cases respectively.

Till the date, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), 177 countries in the world have reported positive cases of coronavirus, including Taiwan and Kosovo.