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The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), Fernando Simon, has stated that “it is not the same for a 95-year-old person to die as a 20-year-old.”

Simón has spoken this way in his press conference on Mondays while explaining the risks that are still run if the security measures are not respected to contain the coronavirus.

“May the elderly forgive me because this is hard to say, but it is not the same for a 95-year-old to die as for a 20-year-old to die, and we are still in that situation of risk“.

In this context, Dr. Simón explained that if the measures are not respected, young people can become “sick, hospitalized, in the ICU and some of them, a few, may die “.

Daily data

The Ministry of Health has registered this Monday, with data provided by the autonomous communities, 8,167 new cases of coronavirus, of which 746 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, compared to the 1,961 registered last Friday, which brings to 3,741,767 the total number of people infected with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

According to the cumulative incidence in the last 14 days, the report shows that it continues to decline, standing at 104.56 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to the 108.46 reported on Friday by the department led by Carolina Darias.

As for those killed by Covid-19, 16 more have been reported, of which 51 have been registered in the last week. This brings the global death toll from coronavirus in Spain to 80,517 people.

At the moment there are 3,414 patients admitted for coronavirus throughout Spain and 917 in an ICU, although in the last 24 hours there have been 291 admissions and 161 discharges. The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 2.77% and in ICUs at 9.69%.

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