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Spain records a slowdown in coronavirus infections

Spanish Ministry of Health released new figures Sunday that show 410 new coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 20,453.

This figure represents a 2% rise and a slower increase than last week’s average.

The records show a total of 98,134 active cases in Spain, a 1.1% increase since Saturday, which is in line with average increases over the past week.

Fernando Simón, Spain’s director of health emergencies, reported a 1.3% rise in hospital admissions, and a 1.4% rise in intensive care unit, ICU, admissions over the last 24-hour period. Speaking at the government’s daily coronavirus technical group briefing, Simón said the numbers reflected a “substantial reduction of infections.”