Spain’s coronavirus infections pass the 300,000-mark
Coronavirus cases in Spain have soared past the 300,000-mark after 1,178 positives were added in 24 hours.
There have been 34 deaths from Covid-19 in the last week.
Since the start of the pandemic in March, 302,814 positives
have been recorded. In the past two weeks, 10,315 people have started symptoms,
of which 2,830 did so last week.
Of the 1,178 new infections, 109 are in Andalusia, 365 in
Aragon, six in Asturias, five in the Balearic Islands, eight in the Canary
Islands, 35 in Cantabria, 25 in Castilla-La Mancha, 16 in Castilla y León, 109
in Catalonia, 30 in the Valencian community, seven in Extremadura, 36 in
Galicia, 292 in Madrid, one in Melilla, 18 in Murcia, 59 in Navarra, 52 in the
Basque country and five in La Rioja.
The 1,178 positives in 24 hours is the third highest number
of infections since Spain ended its State of Emergency on June 21st.
The 34 deaths have been one in Andalusia, 15 in Aragon,
three in Castilla-La Mancha, one in Castilla y León, five in Catalonia, three
in the Valencian community, one in Extremadura and five in Madrid). Up to
28,498 people have died in Spain with coronavirus, according to official
At the European level, Spain remains in third position by
number of infections (302,814), only behind Russia (856,264) and the United
Kingdom (305,623). Italy and Turkey continue in fourth and fifth position, with
248,229 and 232,856 infections, respectively. The country with the highest
number of deaths is still the United Kingdom (46,210), followed by Italy
(35,166) and France (30,294).
Likewise, since last Wednesday, Spain continues to lead the
European countries with the highest incidence of the virus, with 71 infections
per 100,000 inhabitants (on the previous day there were 62). It is followed by
Russia (50.5); Belgium (48.8); and Ukraine (30.9).
Although the official number of those infected is already
over 300,000, studies carried out in recent weeks suggest that more than
five per cent of the Spanish population would have been infected, which would
represent some 2.3 million people.