The number of recorded infections with the Coronavirus increased by more than 30,000 in the first days of January – announced the first national epidemiological summary for this year Maria Jose SierraAn epidemiologist at the Spanish Health Warning and Emergency Coordination Center on Monday in Madrid
MTI writes: According to the specialist, 4,420 cases of infection were diagnosed in the past 24 hours from the tests carried out.
The number of cases identified since the start of the epidemic is approaching two million, with the number of deaths already exceeding 51,000. Last week, 397 people died from the infection.
Maria Jose Sierra reported that about 770,000 coronavirus tests were performed in the last week of last year, with a positive rate of 10 percent. The expert stressed that given the incubation period, it is too early to assess the impact of the holiday period on the spread of the epidemic, but described the increasing trend as a cause for concern.
Due to the growing number of cases, new restrictions will be imposed in Catalonia from Thursday to ten days. Among other things, shopping centers, gyms and non-essential services will be closed on weekends. Freedom of movement between settlements is restricted in the area.
Featured image: A street was cleared on December 21, 2020 in Ourense, in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain, due to the coronavirus epidemic. MTI / EPA / EFE / Brais Lorenzo