The director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), Fernando Simón, has considerably increased the official death toll from coronavirus shortly after being surprised by the problems and inconsistencies in the data offered by Catalonia in relation to the evolution of the epidemic both yesterday and this Friday, and has warned that They will be very aware because “it is not trivial that you cannot know what is really happening right now” there.
Simón announced that the data provided by this community contained “inconsistencies” and that for this reason they were making an effort to validate the information that arrived. In fact, Catalonia this Thursday could not report the death figures and this Friday has reported more deaths from previous days pending assignment of death date.
In this sense, Fernando Simón has associated the total count of deaths from Covid-19, which has increased in 688 dead from yesterday to today despite the fact that the official number of new victims in the last 24 hours is 53, to the new cases reported by Catalonia and corresponding to “old” deaths.
The key to that increase from 56 to 688 at a stroke during the afternoon of this Friday is Catalonia. In fact, after having validated yesterday’s data, Catalonia recorded a total of 6,656 deaths, which means 635 more than those recorded on the balance of this Thursday.
“They had reported a very significant number of several hundred deceased, but they were former deceased, who for whatever reason, at a certain time over a relatively important period of days, had not been located on the corresponding day and have been notified this morning, “he added.
In this regard, he pointed out that once the verification was carried out, the number of deaths in Catalonia in 3 in the last 24 hours has been specified, and added that although the correction of the data sometimes takes a little longer than desired , “Catalonia has had time to correct the part of the deceased, which is a very sensitive part.”
“They are still correcting the new cases (…) and in order to prevent possible errors, we have not given the data for Catalonia today to wait until we have a little more solidity in the information,” he explained.