Spain registered its highest number of deaths from coronavirus in 24 hours on Saturday, with 832, but continues to stabilize the increase in infections, with 8,189 new cases, 12.8 percent more, the Ministry of Health reported.

Total deaths from the pandemic reached 5,690 deaths and 72,248 infections.

The number of patients in intensive care is 4,575 (9.84 percent more, another figure that tends to stabilize).

Hospital discharges are already 12,285, 31.3 percent more than yesterday, and 17 percent of total cases.

Despite the fact that the death toll reached a new daily high, the percentage increase in new cases reached its lowest number in several weeks.

“This increase is gradually decreasing,” said the spokesman for Health for the pandemic, Fernando Simón, at a press conference after the increase in recent days has gone from 20% daily to less than 13% today.

In past weeks, the daily increase in new cases was up to 30 percent, Simon recalled.

However, he avoided being too optimistic and recalled that “there may be cases that go undetected and for now we cannot assess how many there may be.”

Madrid continues to feel the region hardest hit, with 345 more coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths since the epidemic began to 2,757, while infections have risen by 3,777 to 21,520 and 6,326 people have already been cured of the virus.

One of the most overflowing hospitals in the Madrid region, in the city of Leganés, reported an appreciable reduction in revenue from its emergency services compared to days past.

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