Coronavirus death toll drops below 100 for first time in two months.

Pedro Sánchez:
Spain PM Sanchez
  • The positives also registered a decrease: 421 in the last 24 hours. Hospitalizations rise to 327

Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has told regional leaders by video conference this morning, that the number of deaths from coronavirus in Spain in the last 24 hours has fallen to 87.

This is the first time that it has dropped to under a hundred in two months.

Since the state of alarm was introduced, there has only been one day with fewer deaths: on 16 March.

The figure recorded today may also be somewhat lower than the real one, since there are often under-reports on Sundays and Mondays due to less administrative activity on weekends; they are usually then resolved on Tuesday.

In recent weeks, however, this rise has not substantially altered the figures that were recorded previously.