MADRID — Spain says it’s reporting no deaths in a 24-hour period from the new coronavirus for the first time since March.
Emergency health response chief Fernando Simón said Monday the development is “very, very encouraging.”
He told a news conference there were only 71 new infection over the past 24 hours.
“We are in a very good place in the evolution of the pandemic,” Simón said. “The statistics are following a trend. They are going the right direction.”
Spain reported its first two deaths on March 3. On April 2, it recorded 950 deaths in 24 hours — the peak death toll.
The official death toll now stands at 27,127, with 240,000 cases.