LATEST: Daily death toll in Spain drops to 59 with six regions registering no deaths at all

For the second day in a row, the overnight death toll from the coronavirus in Spain dropped below 100 fatalities.

Data released by the Health Ministry on Monday afternoon showed 59 registered deaths from covid-19 with six regions recording no deaths at all.  

No new fatalities were recorded in Andalucía, Aragón, the Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Extremadura or Navarra.

While on Sunday the Health Ministry reported 87 coronavirus deaths over a 24-hour period, the first time in two months that the daily toll has dropped below 100.

The number of confirmed cases is now 231,606.

The positive news came as more provinces advanced  forward in Spain’s “plan to transition to a New Normal”.

 Some 70 percent of Spain is now in Phase 1 while Madrid, Barcelona and pockets of Castilla y Leon remain in Phase 0 although with a few restrictions lifted causing the stage to be dubbed “Phase 0.5.

Meanwhile three of the Canary Islands and Formentera in the Balearics advanced to Phase 2 in the de-escalation plan.

The official coronavirus death toll in Spain totals 27, 709.

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