Spain has outflanked Italy as the European country with the most corona infections. The country now has 124,736 infections, and the Italian authorities registered 124,632.
This is evident from the latest figures on Saturday evening.
Italy still reports the highest number of deaths, more than 15,300. In Spain, more than 11,700 people have died of the virus so far.
However, there are reports from both countries that the growth in the numbers of victims and infections seems to have peaked. For example, Italy reports the lowest number of new corona deaths since March 26 with 681.
The number of hospital admissions to intensive care units has also declined for the first time since the corona pandemic exploded there more than a month ago.
The number of patients in the ICU departments fell below 4000. “This is important news because it gives our hospitals air,” said the authorities.