The actual number of deaths from COVID-19 in Spain may far exceed official statistics – mass media

According to official data, from coronavirus infection in Spain died 28 432 people. However, the real mortality rate may exceed this number by almost 60%, said the newspaper El Pais.

According to his own study, announced by the MoH statistics include only deaths officially confirmed diagnosis and not suspected COVID-19.

The reason for such a huge error in the results may be the lack of mass testing, particularly in the early stages of a pandemic, journalists believe.

To the official data, they added the deaths due to suspected coronavirus infection was in the 17 Spanish regions, having the number 44 868. This is the second figure in Europe, in the first place the number of deaths in the UK.

The figures presented by the publication, almost coincide with those in studies of the Spanish Institute of health Carlos III – 44 418, the National Institute of statistics – 44 395 and the Spanish Association of specialists and funeral services – 43 985.

The largest difference between the data of the Ministry of health of Spain and the results provided to journalists by the communities observed in the most affected from infection regions: Madrid, Catalonia, Castile-La Mancha and Castile and Leon. In these territories reported 75% of deaths across the country.

Flash coronavirus infection began at the end of 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University on July 27 in the world with a virus COVID-19 contracted 16.3 million people, 650 thousand of them died of 9.43 million recovered.

In Spain, according to official figures, since the beginning of the pandemic identified 272 thousand infected, recovered 150 thousand patients.

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