Covid-19 Spain: Record breaking numbers in the country as highest infection rate in one weekend since records began

There seems no end in sight to the pandemic as the Ministry of Health for Spain confirmed 52,188 Covid-19 infections since Friday.

These figures break the record for the highest number of cases in one weekend since the pandemic began in the Spring, as the virus continues to rage throughout Iberia.

There were 279 deaths over the weekend which takes the total figure for Spain to 35,031.

The infection rate figures stand at 410 people per 100,000, making it one of the highest in Europe.

The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, issued another state of alarm which could last until May next year reports suggest.

Fernando Simón, the Spanish Health Minister, believes there is immense pressure on the medical facilities in Spain.

“We are not yet in a collapse but the pressure is very important and some hospitals are in a very critical situation,” he said.

His comments come as hospital occupancy for ICU units across Spain stand at nearly 1 in 4.

The Canary Islands are the only part of Spain not to be under state of alarm due to a low infection rate.

 


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