More encouraging news out of Spain and the impact of the national lockdown the country mandated on March 14th.
Six days ago, we reported that Spain saw declining death tolls for a third straight day. Now, Spain has more encouraging news to share. Its overnight death toll of 510 is the lowest the nation has seen in 19 days.
Spain has been one of the world’s hardest-hit nations during this pandemic, with 161,852 confirmed cases and 16,480 casualties. This makes it second-highest in the world in total cases, only behind the United States, which now has 3x as many cases as any other nation.
Spain’s new case rate has also dropped, with 3,579 new infections announced today. Seven days ago, that number was 6,969, meaning that the rate of new cases has effectively been reduced by 50%.
There is still a long road ahead, but this gives the nation a great deal of hope that the worst may be behind them. The impact of their national lockdown is an example that the rest of the world can look to as proof that social distancing is a proven method for preventing the spread of COVID-19.