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Coronavirus outbreaks push up daily total of new infections 

Spain has seen a doubling of new coronavirus cases within the last 24 hours, the highest rise since May 29th (271)when most of the regions were still under the state’s official lockdown.

Today’s figures from the Ministry of Health show 257 new Covid-19 positives compared to 124  on Tuesday, bringing the number of people infected to 252,513.The autonomous communities that cause this rise in new diagnoses, mainly as a consequence of new outbreaks, are Aragon (60 new cases), Catalonia (52), Galicia (35), Madrid (35), Andalusia (28), the Basque Country (12 ), Extremadura (10) and the Valencian Community (7).

They are followed by Murcia, with six cases detected in the last 24 hours, Navarra (4), Castilla-La Mancha (2), Castilla y León (2) Asturias (1), Baleares (1), Cantabria (1) and La Rioja (one).Some 1,347 people have started Covid-19 symptoms in the last two weeks, of which 351 have occurred in the last seven days. There has been nine new deaths in the last week, bringing the total number  since the start of the pandemic to 28,396 but the lowest rise since records began.In addition, 11,707 people have been admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), six in the last seven days; and 125,630 have required hospitalisation, 137 in the last week.