Authorities in Spain have pointed out that for the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak more people are being diagnosed as cured than those falling sick, the Associated Press reports.
On Friday, there were 2,796 new infections confirmed while 3,105 overcame the infection. “With all the effort that we have done, the evolution of the epidemic is obviously beginning to be where it should be,” said Fernando Simón, the ministry’s health emergency centre coordinator.
On Friday, Spain recorded 367 new deaths of patients with the coronavirus, raising the total death toll to 22,524, as the government considered how to end a strict confinement that has extended for more than 40 days.
Health officials from Spain’s 17 regions and the central government were to meet later on Friday with proposals on how to roll back the six-week lockdown. Authorities have said that future steps will be incremental and depend on how regions meet certain health criteria.